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24 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 price25 views

19 November 2020

nova experts introduced: Linda Engel

COO, Head of Communication88 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.834 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 varieties188 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 2050.157 views

30 Oktober 2020

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

TWatch™ Program dedicated to Greener Plastics will take place on November 12, 2020, from 14h30 to 15h30 CET334 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.eu422 views

22 Oktober 2020

Free webinar: All About RC(I)

Discussing the Renewable Carbon Strategy and Initiative115 views

21 Oktober 2020

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

Polymer science, Life Cycle Assessment and sustainable chemistry498 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 participates243 views

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 Politik342 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.382 views

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

Submission deadline: 27 November 2020159 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 potential753 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!144 views

nova-Experts introduced: Francesco Longhini

Life cycle assessment in the field of argriculture, biotechnology and bio-based science.229 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 initiative287 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”.403 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 time652 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 2017514 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 renewable755 views

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

Deadline for submission: 30 November 2020202 views

26 August 2020

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

Hybrid event on 23–24 March 2021208 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!480 views

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

Survey runs until mid of September316 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.271 views

22 Juli 2020

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

Market, technologies and innovations in the field of chemical recycling262 views

1 Juli 2020

TOP nova-Institute supports your smart transition to renewable carbon

What are future challenges, environmental benefits and successful strategies to substitute fossil carbon with biomass, direct CO2 utilisation and recycling? What are the most promising concepts and applications?360 views

TOP Renewable carbon is the key to a CO2 neutral circular economy

The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) that will be launched in September will address this core problem. And the support for the initiative is already strong! Renowned companies have already signed up for the core advisory board, and 82 experts from industry, science and politics are convinced of the strategy and support the initiative with their names.448 views

26 Juni 2020

TOP Save the date: 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February 2021, Cologne (Germany) – Submission for abstracts and innovations as well as requests for sponsorship are now possible.

The first conference already hit the mark, the second will go one step further! The focus will be on strategies, markets, technologies and sustainability – particularly on alternative cellulose feedstocks in order to reduce the demand for virgin cellulose, even as demand for cellulose fibre will in total further increase. 300 participants and 30 exhibitors are expected.474 views

24 Juni 2020

TOP The winner of the innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year 2020” is Henry’s Hempharvester with a front-loaded attachment for harvesting industrial hemp flowers and stems – especially suitable for small farms

Second winner is an architectural research consortium with its modular, off-grid hemp house (SUNIMPLANT) in Morocco and third winner is the world first Lyocell type fibre made from hemp fibres or fibre waste (Lyohemp™ knitwear)905 views

19 Juni 2020

nova experts introduced: Verena Bauchmüller (B.Sc. Social Sciences)

Dissemination, Communication, Project Management323 views

9 Juni 2020

TOP Join the Survey for the BioMonitor Toolbox!

The BioMonitor project is setting up its monitoring and assessment framework for the European bioeconomy. To meet the need of its users, the consortium is asking for your help by participating in a survey.  327 views

4 Juni 2020

TOP nova Session: EU Circular Economy and Plastic Policy

13 October 2020, ONLINE451 views

3 Juni 2020

TOP Update on the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI)

Michael Carus, CEO of nova-Institute, summarises the focus of the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI):820 views

TOP 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February 2021, Cologne, Germany –Call for abstracts and innovation is open!

2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, the fastest growing fibre group in textiles, the largest investment sector in the bio-based economy and the solution for avoiding microplastics513 views

28 Mai 2020

TOP Six candidates are nominated for the innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year 2020”

This year, nova-Institute will host the established “17th EIHA Hemp Conference”, 16–17 June 2020, ONLINE. More than 400 participants are expected. The winners of the innovation award will, also ONLINE, be elected by the conference participants.853 views

27 Mai 2020

TOP Early 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.393 views

TOP Frühsommer-Aktion: 30% Rabatt auf alle Markt- und Trendstudien zur Bio-basierten Ökonomie

Der neueste Markt-Report "Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks" wurde aktualisiert, um die unmittelbaren Auswirkungen der Corona-Krise mit einzubeziehen.278 views

19 Mai 2020

TOP New method shows promise for the design of more robust microbial strains in biotechnology

From sourdough starters to biotechnological bugs, micro-organisms make the products society wants and needs. The new European Green Deal is dependent on engineered microbes to make biochemicals to replace oil and synthetic chemicals as building blocks for consumer goods.391 views

18 Mai 2020

TOP Crises need clever minds – The winner of the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2020” is a wood fibre-based ready meal tray certified for home composting from Huhtamaki Lurgan (UK/Finland)!

The second place goes to a self-adhesive tape from monta Klebebandwerk (Germany), which consists of 90% renewable raw materials. Third place goes to a functional barrier coating from Fraunhofer ISC (Germany), which is a paper-based and compostable functional barrier coating for food packaging, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.914 views

5 Mai 2020

TOP The world’s largest meeting on industrial hemp and cannabis will take place online this year – 500 participants from 50 countries and all industrial sectors are expected

17th EIHA Hemp Conference, 16–17 June 2020 (Online Event). An all-time record for the hemp conference was set in 2019 in Cologne (Germany) with 415 participants from 49 countries and 34 exhibitors. As in previous years, the audience will vote for the “Hemp Product of the Year”. The event is organised in cooperation with the “European Industrial Hemp Association (www.eiha.org)”.479 views

4 Mai 2020

TOP Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment exempts biodegradable plastics from single-use ban

The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment published at January 16 this year a paper on measures against plastic pollution.426 views

TOP How much biomass do bio-based plastics need?

An update on the “Land use” debate and facts on biomass use in general by nova-Institute595 views

27 April 2020

nova experts introduced: Matthias Stratmann

New head of sustainability department295 views

21 April 2020

TOP Only one established event on bio-based economy was neither cancelled nor postponed: The “13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials” will be held ONLINE this year on 12–14 May 2020 – final programme available online

44 speakers from leading companies have confirmed their presentations. Topics of the online conference are circular economy, renewable carbon, chemical recycling and latest investments in biorefineries. Information on technologies, markets and policy will be provided for bio-based building blocks and polymers. One special focus is on lignin utilisation, another on fine chemicals for pharma, cosmetics, body care & specialities.663 views

16 April 2020

TOP Call for innovations – innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year 2020”

Deadline for Submission: 30 April 2020468 views

2 April 2020

TOP Novel bio-based alternatives from renewable resources – Six candidates are nominated for the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2020”

Due to the positive experience with its first online conference in March, nova-Institute will also host the established “International Conference on Bio-based Materials”, 12–13 May, 2020 ONLINE. The winners of the innovation award will be elected online by the conference participants.1242 views

30 März 2020

TOP New strategy paper on Renewable Carbon: Looking for Supporters

Before we launch the campaign on renewable carbon worldwide in May, we are looking for 100 representatives of the chemical and plastics industry to support the campaign with their names. Are you in?678 views

27 März 2020

TOP Innovative and sustainable ideas can’t be stopped by the Corona crisis! The winners of the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2020” are Air Vodka made from CO2, a biological methanation process as grid-scale energy storage solution and a direct air capture solution for CO2

At nova-Institute’s first online conferences on PtX and Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU), 50 speakers presented and discussed the future of aviation fuels and carbon dioxide as feedstock!702 views