Renewable Carbon Strategies

nova-Institute is a private and independent research institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on the transition of the chemical and material industry to renewable carbon.
We offer our unique understanding to support the transition of your business into a climate neutral future.

Our subjects include feedstock, technologies and markets, economy and policy, sustainability, communication and strategy development.

Today, we are one of the leading thinkers of the industry.

Technology & Markets

  • Market Research
  • Innovation & Technology Scouting
  • Trend & Competitive Analysis
  • Supply & Demand Analysis
  • Feasibility & Potential Studies
  • Customised Expert Workshops


  • Life Cycle Assessments (ISO 14040/44, PEF Conform)
  • Carbon Footprint Studies and Customised Tools
  • Initial Sustainability Screenings and Strategy Consultation
  • Holistic Sustainability Assessment (incl. Social and Economic Impacts)
  • GHG Accounting Following Recognised Accounting Standards
  • Critical Reviews for LCA or Carbon Footprint Reports


  • Comprehensive Communication & Dissemination in Research Projects
  • Communication & Marketing Support
  • Network of 60,000 Contacts to Companies, Associations & Institutes
  • Targeted Newsletters for 19 Specialty Areas of the Industry
  • Conferences, Workshops & nova Sessions
  • In-depth B2C and Social Acceptance Research

Economy & Policy

  • Strategic Consulting for Industry, Policy & NGO’s
  • Political Framework, Measures & Instruments
  • Standards, Certification & Labelling
  • Micro- and Macroeconomics
  • Techno-Economic Evaluation (TEE) for Low & High TRL
  • Target Price Analysis for Feedstock & Products

nova Info

Why nova-Institute?

  • We offer more than two decades of experience with the use of bio-based materials and products
  • You get access to nova’s internal or external top experts and scientist
  • Many fruitful partnerships in various national and international associations, research projects and expert groups at your disposal
  • We offer several popular platforms for knowledge exchange and communication – a key to success for the bio- and CO2-based economy and the renewable carbon industry
  • We host some of the most successful events of the industry: made from experts for experts
  • We support you at the highest level to find your strategy for a successful future

Key questions informing nova activities

  • 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?

Any Questions? Get in touch!
We make your business fit for the future!

nova News

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Renewable Carbon News

Research thousands of articles, covering the latest developments in the renewable carbon economy. Everything about the bio- and CO2-based economy as well as chemical recycling. From chemicals and materials to biotechnology to natural fibres to composites to CCU and more. Find the information you need and subscribe to your daily news update at


Renewable Carbon Publications

Take a look at our comprehensive market and trend reports, covering issues from building blocks to polymers, from policies to standardisation and everything in-between