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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.197 views

1 März 2021

BBI Workshop on Bio-Based Polymers on 29 March 2021

Bio-based polymers are on the rise! What are the challenges? How do bio-based plastics, sustainability and the new single-use plastics directive fit together? What is already possible?197 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!282 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.65 views

nova experts introduced: Dr. Asta Partanen

Renewable materials, biocomposites, wood & cellulose, markets, marketing & consumer research, labelling & certification67 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 process712 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 event214 views

1 Februar 2021

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

Mechanical engineering, life cycle assessment, sustainability55 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 2020-2025602 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 market1402 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” available980 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)134 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.150 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 plants455 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.388 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 event151 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. 171 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)509 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 microplastics211 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 2020595 views

5 Januar 2021

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

Agriculture, economics, policy & regulations, markets90 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 economy1997 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 chain192 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 event381 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 price315 views

19 November 2020

nova experts introduced: Linda Engel

COO, Head of Communication171 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.1580 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 varieties287 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 2050.286 views

29 Oktober 2020

TOP A new era begins: The Renewable Materials Conference, Cologne and online, 18–20 May 2021

Featuring a unique concept to present all sustainable and renewable material solutions at one event: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled www.renewable-materials.eu634 views

22 Oktober 2020

Free webinar: All About RC(I)

Discussing the Renewable Carbon Strategy and Initiative167 views

21 Oktober 2020

nova-Experts introduced: Pauline Ruiz (M. Sc.)

Polymer science, Life Cycle Assessment and sustainable chemistry549 views

19 Oktober 2020

TOP For the first time the innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year” will be granted at the “2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres”, 2–3 February 2021, Cologne (Germany)

The conference will be held as hybrid event – as physical meeting in which an online audience also participates363 views

15 Oktober 2020

nova sucht: Projektmanager B2B-Kommunikation mit naturwissenschaftlichem Hintergrund (m/w/d)

Beschäftigung: 40 h/Woche, Festanstellung. Sie erwarten vielseitige Aufgaben in einem dynamischen und zukunftsorientierten Markt an der Schnittstelle zwischen Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik376 views

5 Oktober 2020

TOP Call for abstracts: 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February 2021, Cologne (Germany)

Lenzing, Levaco Chemicals and Kelheim Fibres will support the conference as gold sponsors. Further sponsors are welcome.474 views

1 Oktober 2020

TOP The future of the chemical and plastics industry: Renewable Carbon

nova-Institute publishes a comprehensive background paper on renewable carbon: definition, strategy, measures and potential984 views

25 September 2020

Biology is an important science discipline to better understand the world we live in!

By publishing a catchy and informative music video, the MeMBrane project aims to improve the public perception of biology as a scientific discipline and wants to motivate students to choose biology as their course of studies!179 views

nova-Experts introduced: Francesco Longhini

Life cycle assessment in the field of argriculture, biotechnology and bio-based science.277 views

24 September 2020

TOP World market leaders take climate protection seriously: New initiative to replace fossil with renewable carbon wants to change the foundation of the chemical industry

Companies looking for sustainable chemical and material solutions are welcome to join and profit from the support of the initiative393 views

17 September 2020

TOP You are an innovator in CO2 utilisation or you have developed pioneer technologies to capture or convert CO2 into fuels or chemicals? Join us and apply for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021”

nova-Institute and YNCORIS, together with the co-organiser CO2 Value Europe will award a prize to innovative products and technologies in the field of Carbon Capture and Carbon Utilisation (Power-to-X) at the “9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals”.524 views

8 September 2020

TOP Results of seven years of market research published

Three online surveys on green premium for bio-based products and one in-depth consumer study, published now for the first time807 views

7 September 2020

TOP Bioeconomy worth 2.4 trillion EUR to the European economy as bio-based industries mark sizeable jump in turnover and bio-based share of chemicals reaches record high of 15%

Latest version of nova-Institute's market report for BIC "European Bioeconomy in Figures" covers the whole period from 2008 to 2017627 views

2 September 2020

TOP Chemical industry on the pathway to renewable carbon

This summer the first survey on renewable carbon in the chemical industry was conducted. 20 to 25% of the carbon supply is already renewable847 views

Call for innovations – Apply now for the first award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year”

Deadline for submission: 30 November 2020236 views

26 August 2020

9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals – Call for Papers and Posters

Hybrid event on 23–24 March 2021276 views

4 August 2020

TOP Renewable Carbon Initiative will be launched in September and the support is already strong!

Nearly ten renowned companies have already signed or will sign for the core advisory board. Moreover,  90 experts from industry, science and politics are convinced of the strategy and support the initiative as personal supporter. We are looking for the next 10 to have a strong basis on 100 experts supporting our initiative! The first 100 personal supporter will be shown with their photo and name on our "poster of supporters" launched in September! Take your chance!540 views

TOP Survey collecting evidence about the use of and knowledge about renewable carbon in products/materials

Survey runs until mid of September371 views

31 Juli 2020

TOP Due to high demand, the summer promotion is extended for the last time until the end of August: Summer promotion: 30% discount on all market and trend studies on the bio-based economy

The latest market report “Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks” has been updated to include the immediate effects of the corona crisis.377 views

22 Juli 2020

nova-Experts introduced: Lars Krause (Dr. rer. nat.)

Market, technologies and innovations in the field of chemical recycling322 views