6 September 2016

nova Newsletter September 2016

Your monthly update on nova-Institute's activities


Dear Readers,

welcome back to business life – well refreshed from your summer vacation, we hope. nova-Institute’s upcoming events at a glance:

  • Only a few spots are left at the nova Session on „Biomass feedstocks today and in the future – going beyond food vs. fuel“, 8 September, Airport Cologne/Bonn. Discuss with experts from Attero, Biobased Delta, Corbion, Covestro, European Bioplastics, MVO and nova-Institute. If interested, please register quickly at www.biobased.eu/nova-sessions/registration
  • nova is part of the exciting new project SuperBIO: SMEs which are part of innovative value chains can receive vouchers for a wide range of services; nova invites you to participate in information events to learn more about the project and your potential participation. The next one will take place on 27 September at nova-Institute (Hürth, Germany). Other workshops will take place in Sevilla, Lodz, Brussels, Düsseldorf and Cologne. Learn more about SuperBIO in the newsletter.
  • On 6-7 December nova organises the “5th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers“ (www.co2-chemistry.eu) in Cologne, Germany. The event is the meeting point of the UseCO2 community and offers an exhibition, room for spontaneous meetings, matchmaking tools and online communication during the presentations alongside the conference. The first ten exhibitors can get a booth for free! You’ll find us on twitter with the conference hastag #CCU2016. All details in the newsletter.
  • To give you a taste for the event, the proceedings of last year’s “4th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock, for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers” are now available for only 50 € (http://bio-based.eu/publication-search/?wpv_post_search=4th+Conference+on+Carbon+Dioxide&wpv_filter_submit=)
  • The bio-based economy needs its own trade fairs to showcase its products and to have meeting points for the industry. nova-Institute supports the following three market leaders
    • The bio-based composites pavilion at Composites Europe, 29 November to 1 December 2016 at Messe Düsseldorf (DE). The meeting point for the whole biocomposites industry, WPC and NFC.
    • The BiobasedWorld will premiere on 15 and 16 February 2017 at Cologne trade fair (DE) and will showcase the whole value chain of the bioeconomy, from feedstocks to chemistry to bio-based products.
    • The MAP EXPO in Eindhoven (NL) will open its doors on 29-30 March 2017 as the first global market place for medicinal and spice plants.
  • Last but not least, we would like to introduce Elke Breitmayer who is part of our sustainability department. Her specialties are life cycle assessments and techno-economic analysis. Learn more in the newsletter.

Best regards – and here’s hoping that the sunny late summer will continue on for a little longer!

Michael Carus
Managing Director nova-Institut GmbH

PS: The relaunch of our “International Directory for Bio-based Businesses (iBIB)” (www.bio-based.eu/ibib) was a great success: thousands of hits on company profiles in a minimum of time. Search for example PLA suppliers, with one click you will find them: http://bio-based.eu/ibib/?c51

Hier geht es direkt zu den deutschsprachigen Hinweisen…

nova-Logo_Newsletter_150pinova Session on biomass feedstocks – Second edition: “Food or non-food crops for industry“

8 September 2016, Conference Center Airport Cologne/Bonn

Following the great success of the first nova Session on biomass feedstocks, we will talk use of sugar and other crops for bio-based industries in Europe – after 2017 and beyond. The interactive workshop will discuss the issue of industrial use of biomass at all levels: political frameworks and the food vs. non-food debate, environmental impacts, public perception and communication and the current and future biomass supply and demand. The number of participants is limited.
More information and registration here.

Superbio-logo-NLSuperBIO Workshop

27 September 2016, 14:00 – 16:00 h, nova-Institute, Hürth (near Cologne)

SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding programme. The € 3.8 million project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. The project provides 10 different types of innovation services to third party SMEs which are funded by the project for 75%. Please download the guidance document for applications here: SuperBIO_Building and supporting new bio-based value chains with SMEs. The workshop, organized by nova-Institute, aims to spark new ideas on value chains to be submitted to the SuperBIO project. It will inform SMEs about possibilities of participation, eligibility and available services. Register at www.bio-based.eu/superbio/registration
More information on the project and all upcoming workshops here.

16-01-11-CO2_150x60-15th Conference on CO2 as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers

6-7 December 2016, Maternus Haus Cologne, Germany

For the fifth time, nova-Institute is organizing one of the leading events on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in the world! After four times in Essen, the conference moves to Cologne to have enough space for growth: nova-Institute expects more than 200 participants from 30 countries and 20 exhibitors and offers professional match making tools for efficient networking between the experts from industry, policy and research.
More information here.

l-ce-150x65Composites go green: Biocomposites and fibres at the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2016: Secure your place now!

29 November – 1 December 2016, Düsseldorf, Germany

For the third time, exhibitors together with nova-Institute will use the shared stand “bio-based composites” to showcase how great sustainable solutions can be with regard to lightweight construction, materials and modern production and automation solution. Because of the great success of the first two events, the joint stand is now significantly bigger. More than 20 companies will present their bio-based composites on 150 m2.
More information here.

BiobasedWorld 150 x 65BiobasedWorld – only two weeks left to exhibit in Cologne

15-16 February 2017, Cologne, Germany

September 15 is the due date for those who want to exhibit at the premier trade show for the biobased industries 15-16 February 2017 in Cologne, Germany.
Why exhibit? Because nothing beats hands-on experience. A trade show is your opportunity to demonstrate your solutions on the show floor and get up close and personal with your customer, especially your future customer.
More information here.

image001MAP Expo 2017 – Global marketplace for medical and aromatic plants

29-30 March 2017, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

The exhibition aims to bring the benefits in terms of sales lead generation, branding channels, networking opportunities, and supply chain integration from farm to phyto-medicines & fragrance. The companies who internationalize in the herbal sector would find the MAP EXPO valuable for their businesses.
More information here.

Breitmayer Elke NLnova Experts introduced: Elke Breitmayer

Life Cycle Assessments, Economics & Resources

Elke Breitmayer joined the nova-Institute in 2013, working in the sustainability team. Her expertise lies in the fields of sustainability assessments including Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), Techno-Economic Evaluation (TEE) and consumer acceptance studies.
More information here.

16-03-01-iBIB-banner-163x56Who’s who in the Bio-based Economy

Find new players, supplier and partners in the growing Bio-based Business

Relaunch of the “International Directory for Bio-based Businesses (iBIB)” – book your two page company profile for free and an unlimited time period. The relaunch brings a new attractive design, more search criteria and especially the easy upload of company profiles for free and an unlimited time period.
More information here.

nova-Logo_Newsletter_150piNew market study “Consumption of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in Europe”

More than 300 slides on markets, companies and legislation

nova-Institute publishes the first comprehensive market study on the consumption of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in Europe. The commercial study has more than 200 PowerPoint® slides of well-structured market and company data, case studies and a feature on biodegradation and composting. It also contains about 100 slides of additional EU policy and legislation review and analysis.
More information here.

nova-Logo_Newsletter_150piBuy the current market study and trend reports on “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers in the World” and get new market data for free in January 2017

The new edition of the 500 page-market study and trend reports on “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers in the World – Capacities, Production and Applications: Status Quo and Trends Towards 2020” will be published in January 2017.
From 1 July on, buyers of the current market study and trend reports will receive the new market data for free in January 2017.
More information here.

14-07-07-openBIO-Logo-without-bg_RGB_small-KopieProfit from being one of the frontrunners in European bio-based public procurement

Please support the creation of the website

Within Open-Bio, nova is developing a product database that aims to facilitate the public procurement of bio-based products on a European level. In a common effort with scientific and industry partners, a concept of such a product database has been developed, which needs to be tested and demonstrated now by showcasing exemplary bio-based products that can be relevant for public procurement.
More information here.

logo-innprobio-255x74New factsheet on biodegradability

Informative factsheets about the most pressing issues

In an attempt to provide more information about the most relevant issues concerning bio-based products and services, a series of factsheets is being published during the course of the InnProBio project. The first two have been on understanding what exactly bio-based products are, and on sustainability issues related to bio-based products. The latest factsheet covers myths and facts about biodegradability.
Factsheets for download and more information can be found here.

16-04-25 NL-Banner EFIB- 150 x 659th annual EFIB 2016 – discount for nova Newsletter subscribers

18-19 October 2016, Glasgow, Scotland

EFIB 2016 is a truly insightful and topical 3 day forum, attracting over 650 leading biobased professionals to discuss, learn and connect over issues surrounding biobased value chains. Save 15%, just quote discount code EFIB16NI when registering online.

More information here.

NovaInst_150x65px11th European Bioplastics Conference 2016 – Rethinking plastics

29-30 November 2016, Steigenberger Hotel Berlin, Germany

Following on from the successful events of the past years that reflected the growing confidence in plastics solutions that are biobased, biodegradable, or both as a viable alternative to conventional plastics. Every year the European Bioplastics Conference features a well-researched conference programme, an impressive speaker line-up, a highly popular product exhibition, and lots of social networking events, attracting more than 350 senior bioplastics decision makers from across the bioplastics value chain, policy bodies, NGOs, and brand owners. As the leading international conference dedicated to bioplastics, this is the best place to position your bioplastics business, get up to speed on the latest global bioplastics market developments, regulatory changes, and material and product innovations, and network with hundreds of like-minded peers.
More information here.

Deutschsprachige Hinweise / Notes for German-speaking readers


Sehr geehrte Leserinnen und Leser,

herzlich willkommen zum Wiedereintauchen ins Geschäftsleben – hoffentlich gut erholt aus dem Sommerurlaub zurück. Die kommenden Ereignisse des nova-Instituts auf einen Blick:

  • Es sind nur noch wenige Plätze frei: nova-Session zu „Biomass feedstocks today and in the future – going beyond food vs. fuel“ am 8. September im Köln/Bonner Flughafen. Diskutieren Sie mit Experten von Attero, Biobased Delta, Corbion, Covestro, European Bioplastics, MVO und nova-Institut. Bei Interesse sollten Sie sich rasch auf www.biobased.eu/nova-sessions/registration anmelden.
  • nova ist Teil des aufregenden neuen Projekts SuperBIO: SMEs, die Teil einer innovativen Wertschöpfungskette sind, können hier Gutscheine für eine große Bandbreite von Serviceleistungen erhalten. nova organisiert eine Reihe von Informationsveranstaltungen, bei denen Sie mehr über das Projekt und Ihre mögliche Teilnahme erfahren können. Die nächste findet am 27. September bei nova in Hürth bei Köln statt. Weitere Workshops finden in Sevilla, Lodz, Brüssel, Düsseldorf und Köln statt. Näheres zu SuperBIO finden Sie im Newsletter.
  • Am 6. und 7. Dezember veranstaltet nova in Köln die „5th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers“ (www.co2-chemistry.eu). Die Veranstaltung ist der Treffpunkt der “UseCO2“-Community und bietet neben der Konferenz eine Ausstellung, Raum für spontane Meetings, Matchmaking-Tools und Online-Kommunikation während der Vorträge. Die ersten zehn Aussteller erhalten bei Anmeldung zur Konferenz einen kostenfreien Stand! Der Twitter-Hashtag zur Konferenz ist: #CCU2016. Alle Details im Newsletter.
  • Um Ihnen eine Vorgeschmack auf das Event zu geben, sind die Präsentationen der “4th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers“ ab sofort für 50 € erhältlich (http://bio-based.eu/publication-search/?wpv_post_search=4th+Conference+on+Carbon+Dioxide&wpv_filter_submit=).
  • Die bio-basierte Ökonomie braucht eigene Messen als Leistungsschau und Treffpunkt der Branche. Das nova-Institut unterstützt die drei folgenden Marktführer:
    • Den Bio-based Composites Pavillon auf der Composites Europe, 29. November bis 1. Dezember 2016, Messe Düsseldorf. Der Treffpunkt für den gesamten Biocomposites-Bereich, WPC und NFC.
    • Die BiobasedWorld wird am 15. und 16. Februar 2017 in der Messe Köln Premiere haben und zeigt die gesamte Wertschöpfungskette der Bioökonomie, vom Rohstoff über bio-basierte Chemie bis hin zum bio-basierten Produkt.
    • Die MAP-EXPO in Eindhoven (NL) öffnet am 29. und 30. März 2017 die Tore für den ersten globalen Marktplatz für Heil- und Gewürzpflanzen.
  • Letztlich möchten wir Ihnen Elke Breitmayer vorstellen, die in unserer Nachhaltigkeitsabteilung arbeitet. Ihre Spezialgebiete sind Ökobilanzen (LCA) und Technisch-Ökonomische Bewertungen (TEE). Erfahren Sie mehr im Newsletter.

Beste Grüße – auf dass der sonnige Spätsommer noch ein wenig weiter geht!

Michael Carus
Geschäftsführer der nova-Institut GmbH
P.S.: Der Relaunch unseres „International Directory for Bio-based Businesses (iBIB)“ (www.bio-based.eu/iBIB/) wurde zum großen Erfolg: Tausende Zugriffe auf Unternehmensprofile in kürzester Zeit. Suchen Sie z.B. PLA-Lieferanten, mit einem Klick finden Sie sie: http://bio-based.eu/ibib/?c51

Superbio-logo-NLSuperBIO Workshop

27 September, nova-Institut, Hürth (bei Köln)

SuperBIO zielt darauf ab, neue, innovative Wertschöfpungsketten zu bilden und speziell SMEs beim Aufbau ihrer Wertschöpfungsketten zu unterstützen. In diesem Rahmen bietet SuperBIO Gutzscheine für zehn innovative Dienstleistungen an. Im Workshop werden SMEs über das SuperBIO-Projekt und darüber geförderte Dienstleistungen informiert. Der Workshop will Ideen zu Wertschöpfungsketten inspirieren, die im Rahmen des Projektes gefördert werden können. Informationen zum Bewerbungsverfahren finden Sie hier: SuperBIO_Building and supporting new bio-based value chains with SMEs.
Mehr Informationen und Registrierung hier.

l-ce-150x65Composites Europe

29. November – 1. Dezember 2016, Düsseldorf

Die einmalige Chance Ihre bio-basierten Lösungen effizient zu vermarkten! 12 Stände mit einem Rundum-Sorglos-Paket, bestehend aus intensivem Marketing und Dienstleistungen am Gemeinschaftsstand „bio-based composites“, stehen noch zur Verfügung.
Mehr Informationen hier.

BiobasedWorld 150 x 65BiobasedWorld – Sie haben noch zwei Wochen um auszustellen

15. – 16. Februar 2017, Köln

Der 15. September ist der Stichtag für alle, die am 15./16. Februar 2017 bei der ersten Messe für die biobasierte Wirtschaft in Köln ausstellen wollen.
Warum ausstellen? Weil nichts überzeugender ist, als Dinge zu begreifen. Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit Ihre Produkte live zu zeigen und persönlich mit Kunden zu sprechen, vor allem mit zukünftigen Kunden.
Mehr Informationen hier.

16-03-01-iBIB-banner-163x56Das Who’s Who der bio-basierten Ökonomie

Finden Sie neue Akteure, Anbieter und Partner im wachsenden bio-basierten Geschäft

Neuauflage des „international Directory for Bio-based Businesses (iBIB)“ buchen Sie Ihr zweiseitiges Firmenprofil kostenlos und zeitlich unbegrenzt. Der Relaunch bringt ein neues, attraktives Design, mehr Suchkriterien und vor allem einfaches Hochladen von kostenlosen Firmenprofilen ohne zeitliche Begrenzung.
Mehr Informationen hier.

nova-Logo_Newsletter_150piNeue Marktstudie „Consumption of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in Europe”

über 300 Folien zu Märkten, Herstellern und politischen Rahmenbedingungen

Das nova-Institut veröffentlicht die erste umfassende Marktstudie zum Verbrauch von biologisch abbaubaren und kompostierbaren Kunststoffprodukten in Europa. Die englischsprachige Studie enthält mehr als 200 PowerPoint® Folien zu Markt- und Unternehmensdaten, aussichtsreichen Anwendungen und ein Feature über Bioabbaubarkeit und Kompostierung in Europa. Auf weiteren 100 Folien werden die politischen und gesetzlichen Rahmenbedingungen in Europa und den erfassten Mitgliedstaaten dargestellt und erläutert.
Mehr Informationen hier.

kaskadenworkshop-NLWorkshop “Strategien zur Förderung der Kaskadennutzung von Biomasse”

14. September 2016, Tagungswerk Jerusalemkirche, Berlin

Auf der Abschlussveranstaltung des Projektes “Mehr Ressourceneffizienz durch die stoffliche Biomassenutzung in Kaskaden – von der Theorie zur Praxis” werden die Ergebnisse der Arbeiten einem breiten Publikum aus interessierten Kreisen vorgestellt. Insbesondere werden dabei Eckpunkte einer Strategie zur Implementierung der Kaskadennutzung von Biomasse vorgeschlagen und diskutiert. Eine Podiumsdiskussion mit Vertretern von Politik und Wirtschaft rundet die Veranstaltung ab.
Mehr Informationen hier.

Source: nova-Institut GmbH, 2016-08-31.


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