637 news

7 Mai 2021

Measuring the size of the European Bioeconomy using an Input-Output Approach

Researchers from the BioMonitor project proposed a novel approach that provides a comparative analysis of the bioeconomy’s development across different Member States and selected bio-based industries40 views

6 Mai 2021

TOP How to meet the global need for carbon as a feedstock in the chemical and derived materials sector in the future?

The chemical sector has a long-lasting and increasing demand for carbon that is embedded in its products. Today, 450 million tonnes of carbon are contained in chemicals and polymers, mostly sourced from fossil resources. The free report “Turning off the Tap for Fossil Carbon”, shows how the demand is met today and could be covered by renewable carbon in the year 2050.361 views

Poster update: Biodegradable Polymers in Various Environments According to Established Standards and Certification Schemes

The biodegradation of materials is a complex process that depends mainly on the environmental conditions in which the materials end up after their use. Additionally, only a handful of polymers will be able to biodegrade in different environments.155 views

4 Mai 2021

nova experts introduced: Dominik Vogt (Dipl. Geogr.)

Head of Conferences and project management49 views

30 April 2021

TOP Three advanced recycling technologies, a CO2-based cleaner, plant leather and a hemp chair are nominated for the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year 2021”

For the first time: All fossil-free material solutions in one competition at the unique “Renewable Materials Conference”. Six innovations were nominated from 36 submissions. The conference participants will choose the winner.476 views

26 April 2021

Researchers find marine alternatives to the petrochemicals used in everyday items

From 500 initial strains, the research team worked closely with industry partners to scale up production of two strains with very positive feedback from the end users on functionality52 views

22 April 2021

TOP Bei welchen Kunststoffprodukten ist der biologische Abbau eine sinnvolle End-of-Life-Option?

Das Projekt BioSinn fand Produkte und Anwendungen, für die biologischer Abbau am Lebensende eine echte Option darstellt. 25 Steckbriefe beantworten für jede Anwendung technische und regulatorische Fragen. Auch das Marktvolumen dieser Anwendungen wurde geschätzt: Es sind in Deutschland etwa 170.000 Tonnen*, in der Europäischen Union etwa 1 Million Tonnen pro Jahr!100 views

TOP For which plastic products is biodegradation a viable end-of-life option?

The BioSinn project found products and applications for which biodegradation at the end-of-life is a real option. 25 fact sheets answer technical and regulatory questions for each application. The market volume of these applications was also estimated: in Germany it is about 170,000 tonnes*, in the European Union about 1 million tonnes per year!286 views

19 April 2021

iMulch: Nine criteria for characterising micro- and macroplastics in soils

Researchers of the iMulch project succeeded in establishing the first three test criteria for determining microplastics in the ecological system soil101 views

iMulch: Neun Kriterien zur Charakterisierung von Mikro- und Makroplastik in Böden

Forschern des iMulch-Projekts ist es gelungen, die ersten drei Prüfkriterien zur Bestimmung von Mikroplastik im Ökosystem Boden zu etablieren57 views

8 April 2021

TOP Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) draws worldwide attention

From international brands to leading chemical and bioeconomy companies to innovative start-ups for CO2 utilisation, companies are collaborating to guide a smart transition from fossil carbon to renewable carbon389 views

1 April 2021

TOP Bioeconomy is not alone – from Bioeconomy to Carbon Management

The bioeconomy faces great expectations and hopes in the fight against climate change, and at the same time is viewed critically. The biggest problems in building a strong bioeconomy are direct and indirect land use changes, which have significant impacts on biodiversity, climate change, and food security326 views

26 März 2021

The Biocomposite Recycling Industry Group (BRIG)

News from the first meeting448 views

TOP Chemicals and Materials for the Future: Renewable Materials Conference 2021 – Final Program

Which renewable materials are solutions that meet the needs of future societies? As a response to this challenging question, nova-Institute has decided to unite all relevant industries in the new “Renewable Materials Conference”, May 18–20, 2021, featuring a unique concept to present all renewable material solutions at one event: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled.320 views

25 März 2021

nova experts introduced: Achim Raschka (Dipl. biol.)

Head of the Department of Technology and Markets and the biotechnology and green chemistry working group91 views

Expert knowledge is required – nova needs you!

The bio-based shares are based on expert knowledge and help us quantify the bioeconomic activities in various industries238 views

24 März 2021

TOP “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021″: The three winners of the innovation award are turning CO2 into methanol, cleaners, plastic packaging or surfactants

CO2 has become famous in a sad way. Carbon Recycling International from Iceland, LanzaTech from USA and Covestro from Germany transform it into usable raw materials.768 views

18 März 2021

TOP Bio-based Naphtha and Mass Balance Approach – Status & Outlook, Standards & Certification Schemes

New report on alternative, non-fossil naphtha with the first comprehensive overview of technology, producers, plants and users630 views

11 März 2021

Mr Climate Change and the Beastly Yeast

With restricted access to the labs in 2020, the scientists of the MeMBrane project have produced a children’s book about the SuperYeast citizen science project115 views

9 März 2021

TOP Renewable Materials Conference 2021 – A unique concept that covers all renewable materials solutions in one event

Program already available – application period for the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year 2021” still open! The conference will take place as an online event.426 views

3 März 2021

TOP Renewable Materials Conference 2021 – A unique concept that covers all renewable materials solutions in one event

Almost final program already available – application period for the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year” still open! The conference will take place as an online event.408 views

1 März 2021

Bio-based polymers workshop on 29 March 2021: These 7 innovations bring us closer to a carbon-neutral economy

Atmospheric CO2 will keep on climbing higher and higher if we don’t stop using fossil resources. How to make the switch to renewable carbon instead? The free online workshop on 29 March will present seven options.754 views

25 Februar 2021

TOP How to utilise CO2? The nominees for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021” have the answers!

Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) is one of the most obvious solutions to further reduce CO2 emissions, but it is yet still hardly exploited. However, these six nominated technologies turn CO2 into value: ethanol, methanol, polyols, surfactants or syngas – the audience will choose the winner at the “9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals”, 23–24 March 2021, online!598 views

24 Februar 2021

Join our expert survey and evaluate the newly developed AFTERLIFE process for the extraction of value-added products from waste water!

As part of the EU funded project AFTERLIFE, we are conducting a survey on the socio-economic impact of our newly developed biotechnological process to improve the valorisation of wastewater and its resulting products.92 views

nova experts introduced: Dr. Asta Partanen

Renewable materials, biocomposites, wood & cellulose, markets, marketing & consumer research, labelling & certification84 views

4 Februar 2021

TOP Stora Enso from Sweden wins the innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021” with new cellulose foam for packaging

They are followed by Kelheim Fibres from Germany with high-quality hygiene products made of cellulose and Metsä Spring from Finland with an innovative cellulose fibre production process821 views

3 Februar 2021

TOP Expanded Deadline for the Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021”

The award will be granted at the 9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals, 23–24 March 2021, online event231 views

1 Februar 2021

nova experts introduced: Ferdinand Kähler (M.Sc.)

Mechanical engineering, life cycle assessment, sustainability62 views

29 Januar 2021

nova Session: “Renewable Polymers: Production and Trends 2020-2025” – Final Programme available!

Renewable Polymers and Building Blocks: Technologies, Global Capacities, Production and Trends 2020-2025627 views

TOP For the first time: Growth rate for bio-based polymers with 8 % CAGR far above overall polymer market growth

Report on the global bio-based polymer market 2020 – A deep and comprehensive insight into this dynamic market1924 views

TOP Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as Chemical Feedstock for Polymers – already nearly 1 million tonnes production capacity installed!

Completely revised and extended third version of nova’s technology and trend report “Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as Chemical Feedstock for Polymers – Technologies, Polymers, Developers and Producers” available1207 views

26 Januar 2021

nova Session: “Chemical Recycling – Status, Trends, and Challenges” – Final Programme available!

10 February 2021, 10:00 – 14:00 h (webinar via zoom)158 views

25 Januar 2021

TOP Doctoral student of the BioRECO2VER project wins the Green Talents Award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research!

Laura Rovira Alsina is doctoral student in Water Science and Technology from University of Girona (Spain) and is working in the EU-funded BioRECO2VER project focusing on bio-electrochemical systems for the conversion of CO2 into chemical building blocks under thermophilic conditions.180 views

20 Januar 2021

TOP Huge market potential for CBD and other cannabinoids – how best to produce them?

Cannabis removed from the UN prohibition schedule and CBD not considered as a narcotic drug – Two major decisions to drive further research to explore the full potential of one of the major and longest established medicinal plants510 views

19 Januar 2021

TOP Cellulose fibres are virtually miracle materials – Almost endless possibilities and high market growth due to great demand!

2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2-3 February (online event) – Cellulose fibres have a wide range of applications that are increasingly expanding. The markets are driven by technological developments and political framework conditions, especially bans and restrictions on plastics and increasing sustainability requirements.449 views

12 Januar 2021

TOP Updated Preliminary Programme – 9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals and 2nd European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels

23–24 March 2021, online event168 views

11 Januar 2021

TOP The innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year”

The award is new and unique worldwide. For the first time, there will be a comprehensive award for the best renewable materials – which can be produced either from biomass, directly via CO2 utilisation, or recycling. 213 views

8 Januar 2021

Join the Biocomposite Recycling Industry Group (BRIG)!



nova Session: “Chemical Recycling – Status, Trends, and Challenges” – Check out the preliminary programme!

10 February 2021, 10:00 – 14:00 h (webinar via zoom)542 views

TOP 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February 2021, Online event

Cellulose fibres are the fastest growing fibre group in textiles, the largest investment sector in the bio-based economy, and a solution to avoid microplastics241 views

Recorded Webinar: TWatch™ Greener Plastics: the high value Multi-Partner Technology Intelligence Program you must consider

Watch the video about the webinar on Greener Plastics, held at 12 November 2020600 views

5 Januar 2021

nova experts introduced: Nicolas Hark (M.Sc.Agricultural Economics)

Agriculture, economics, policy & regulations, markets99 views

15 Dezember 2020

TOP Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021: One of six nominated new technologies or applications will be awarded this title!

From cellulose-based foam for packaging over plastic-free menstrual pads to EMI shielding materials, the nominated six applications can help build a sustainable economy2063 views

3 Dezember 2020

TOP Final programme available: 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February 2021, hybrid event

With 210 participants and 15 exhibitors from 26 different countries, the “1st International Conference on Cellulose Fibres” in 2020 was a great success and exceeded all expectations. Building on this success, the 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres will again cover the entire value chain193 views

TOP Preliminary programme: 9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals” and “2nd European Summit on Co2-based Aviation Fuels”

23–24 March 2021, hybrid event388 views

25 November 2020

TOP nova-Institute’s Winter Special – 20 % discount on all market and trend reports till 8 January 2021

From technologies over building blocks and polymers to fine chemicals: Get the latest and upcoming reports on bio- and CO2-based and recycling markets for a special price319 views

19 November 2020

nova experts introduced: Linda Engel

COO, Head of Communication172 views

6 November 2020

TOP New market and technology report: Chemical Recycling – Status, Trends, and Challenges – Technologies, Sustainability, Policy and Key Players

nova’s new market and technology report „Chemical Recycling - Status, Trends, and Challenges” is addressed to the chemical and plastic industry, brands, technology scouts, investors, and policy makers. On 190 pages the report provides information around chemical recycling including 21 figures and 10 tables.1836 views

5 November 2020

Are new food and biomass technologies more sustainable? A Review

The new nova paper #14 gives an overview on the status and sustainability assessments of new food and biomass technologies such as organic farming, insect protein, artificial meat, precision agriculture, vertical urban farming and improved plant varieties293 views

3 November 2020

TOP Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) supports the European Green Deal, but calls for an extension to the material sector through a comprehensive renewable carbon strategy

The current political focus on renewable energy is not sufficient to achieve climate-neutrality by 2050.297 views