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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.528 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)1011 views

19 Juni 2020

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

Dissemination, Communication, Project Management428 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.  369 views

4 Juni 2020

TOP nova Session: EU Circular Economy and Plastic Policy

13 October 2020, ONLINE493 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):945 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 microplastics608 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.911 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.434 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.314 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.433 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.975 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)”.516 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.475 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-Institute674 views

27 April 2020

nova-experts introduced: Matthias Stratmann

New head of sustainability department335 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.716 views

16 April 2020

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

Deadline for Submission: 30 April 2020515 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.1312 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?717 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!771 views

26 März 2020

TOP Verbundprojekt EvaChem – ONLINE Stakeholder-Workshop am 14. Mai 2020

Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation und zum Schutz der Gesundheit aller haben wir beschlossen, den EvaChem Stakeholder-Workshop am 14. Mai von 14:00– 17:00 Uhr als Online-Veranstaltung über ZOOM anzubieten. Das Workshop-Programm finden Sie unter: www.nova-institute.eu/evachem/workshop/programm.411 views

24 März 2020

nova experts introduced: Andreas Kesenheimer

New head of the IT department.468 views

20 März 2020

TOP Your Chance to Join: nova-Institute’s 3-Day Online Conference on Aviation Fuels and Carbon Capture and Utilisation

50 Speakers Present the Future of Aviation Fuels and Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock online on 23-25 March 2020, 10:00 to 18:00 at least 200 to 300 Online Participants Expected508 views

17 März 2020

TOP Aviation fuels, CO2-based fuels and chemicals, PtX and CCU need conferences and meeting places for exchange – especially in times of the corona virus.

Unfortunately, nova won’t be able to hold the major conferences in Cologne next week due to general event bans in Germany: 1st European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels (in cooperation with IASA), 23 March 2020 and the 8th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers, 24 – 25 March 2020476 views

11 März 2020

TOP Can the European Union’s kerosene demand be met by the amount of biomass produced in the EU?

The aviation summit is one day prior to the 8th edition of the established “Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers”, 24-25 March, 2020, Cologne, Germany. In order to make participation possible despite travel limitations, both conferences are also offered as a webinar.694 views

2 März 2020

TOP BioSinn – products for which biodegradation makes sense!

When does biodegradation makes ecological sense? Are there already suitable materials for such applications? What are the conditions in market economy?617 views

27 Februar 2020

TOP Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks – The exit of key players, restructuring of production capacities worldwide, a shrinking pool of new start-up companies but also burgeoning discovery and increasing production of new building blocks

UK-based chemical industry consultancy Tecnon OrbiChem and the nova-Institute release their latest “Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks” www.bio-based.eu/reports995 views

25 Februar 2020

TOP The “Top 6” candidates are nominated for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2020”!

Vodka made from CO2. Biotechnological CO2 conversion to produce chemicals, polymers and methane. Synthetic fuels produced with CO2 captured from air and CO2-based consumer products. Everything and more is possible right now!941 views

20 Februar 2020

TOP Despite storm and virus warnings, 210 participants joined “1st International Conference on Cellulose Fibres” in Cologne, Germany

With 210 participants and 15 exhibitors from 26 different countries, the first conference on cellulose fibres was a great success and exceeded all expectations. The focus of the conference was on markets, technologies and sustainability – and especially alternative cellulose feedstocks.840 views

3 Februar 2020

TOP Aviation fuels made from CO2 – Register now to be part of the coolest new thing on the way to low-emission air transport

1st European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels, 23 March 2020, Cologne (Germany) on Sustainable Strategies & Solutions for Cleaner Air Transport475 views

30 Januar 2020

TOP Deep insight into a turbulent and growing market – Expert workshop on the global production of bio-based building blocks and polymers

nova Session “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities, Production and Trends 2019-2024”. A Workshop with leading biopolymer experts from Germany, the Netherlands and the USA. Join in, learn, discuss and share.732 views

29 Januar 2020

nova Experts introduced: Jutta Millich

Partnering – Dissemination & Communication – Conferences350 views

27 Januar 2020

TOP The global bio-based polymer market 2019 – A revised view on a turbulent and growing market

Turbulent times for bio-based polymers in 2019: PLA sold out despite expansion, as did PHA. Bio-based PP available for the first time, increased production of PBAT, PBS, bio-based PE, starch-containing polymer compounds and epoxy resins.2500 views

23 Januar 2020

The PULP2VALUE project was awarded with the BBI award for the highest number of cross-sectoral interconnections

As coordinator of the project, Royal COSUN (NL) received the award from Philippe Mengal, BBI JU Executive Director on the BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019358 views

16 Januar 2020

TOP Identifizierung der vorteilhaftesten Kombinationen aus Rohstoff, Syntheseweg und Zielmolekül – Stakeholder-Registrierung für Verbundprojekt EvaChem offen

Was sind die vorteilhaftesten stoff- und prozessbezogenen Kombinationen aus Rohstoff, Syntheseweg und Zielmolekül? Wann sind Biomasse erster und zweiter Generation oder CO2 am vorteilhaftesten? Und, für welche Synthesewege und Zielmoleküle bleiben fossile Rohstoffe von Vorteil?  489 views

10 Januar 2020

TOP Extended deadline to apply for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2020″ – CO2 Value Europe joins as innovation award co-organiser

nova-Institute and the innovation award sponsor Covestro welcome CO2 Value Europe as the co-organiser of the innovation award. The programme promises an outstanding “8th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers”. Be part of the innovation from the very start – 200 to 300 participants are expected.507 views

TOP Verlängerte Bewerbungsfrist für den Innovationspreis „Best CO2 Utilisation 2020“ – CO2 Value Europe wird Co-Organisator des Innovationspreises

Das nova-Institut und Covestro als Innovationspreis-Sponsor, freuen sich, CO2 Value Europe als Mitveranstalter des Innovationspreises begrüßen zu können. Das Programm verspricht eine vielversprechende „8th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers”. Werden Sie Teil der Innovation und seien Sie ganz vorne mit dabei – es werden 200 bis 300 Teilnehmer erwartet.393 views

TOP Endlich! Die weltweit erste Konferenz zu Cellulosefasern findet vom 11.–12. Februar 2020 in Köln statt: „1st International Conference on Cellulose Fibres“

Märkte, Technologien und Nachhaltigkeit stehen im Fokus462 views

TOP Finally! The world’s first conference on cellulose fibres will take place in Cologne on February 11–12, 2020: “1st International Conference on Cellulose Fibres”

The focus is on markets, technologies and sustainability810 views

8 Januar 2020

nova Experts introduced: Raj Chinthapalli

Our market opportunities, price forecasts and competitive intelligence analyzer474 views

13 Dezember 2019

TOP Renewable Carbon Strategy on Chemicals and Polymers

The equivalent to decarbonisation in the energy sector is a transition to renewable carbon in the chemical and plastics industries738 views

5 Dezember 2019

TOP CO2 als Rohstoff für einen emissionsarmen Flugverkehr nutzen – das ist die Zukunft

Auf dem “1st European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels”, am 23. März 2020 in Köln, geht es um nachhaltige Strategien und Lösungen für einen klimafreundlichen Luftverkehr.489 views

TOP Using CO2 as a raw material for aviation fuels is the cool new thing on the way to low-emission air transport

1st European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels, 23 March 2020, Cologne (Germany) on Sustainable Strategies & Solutions for Cleaner Air Transport584 views

4 Dezember 2019

TOP Great response to announcement of first conference on Cellulose Fibres

Market leaders as sponsors and partners, 50 submitted abstracts and on everyone's lips. Market response is outstanding. Managing Director Michael Carus: “We have found a gap in the market and are looking forward to bringing together players along the entire cellulose fibres value chain – from dissolving pulp to textiles”.463 views

TOP Call for Abstracts – 13th Bio-based Materials Conference, 12 – 13 May 2020, Cologne, Germany ready for submission

Innovative companies to find markets for their new bio-based products and upcoming technological breakthroughs for a sustainable future607 views

3 Dezember 2019

TOP nova-Institute’s Winter Special – 30% discount on all market reports

From global overview to special subjects: Get the latest and outstanding market reports for a special price452 views

TOP nova-Instituts Winter-Special – 30 % Rabatt auf alle Marktstudien

Vom globalen Überblick bis hin zu Spezialthemen: Erhalten Sie die neuesten und besten Marktstudien zum Vorzugspreis344 views

20 November 2019

BT2i and nova-Institute join forces to offer multi-client program for technology and market intelligence on “Greener Plastics”

Companies can now profit from the long-standing experience of two leading European research institutes on innovation and technology432 views

19 November 2019

TOP Winners of the innovation award “Biocomposite of the Year 2019” show the amazing versatility of commercially available biocomposites

For the seventh time in a row, the “Biocomposite of the Year” innovation award was bestowed to producers and developers of innovative and new applications for biocomposites. The award ceremony took place at the world's largest conference on biocomposites: The “8th Biocomposites Conference Cologne”1195 views