Press releases

18.06.2024

The Renewable Materials Conference Hits the Mark Again

440 participants discussed the defossilisation of the chemical and materials industry through biomass, CO2 and recycling. The audience voted for the "Renewable Material of the Year 2024": Acetic acid from CO2 by Danish start-up Again wins 1st price.

  Hürth, 18 June 2024: Over three days, 440 participants from 26 countries met, representing leading brand manufacturers, chemical and ma...  Read more

11.06.2024

Summer Special 2024 – 20 % Discount on All Market and Trend Reports all Around Renewable Carbon until 31 August 2024

From advanced recycling technologies, over bio- and CO2-based chemicals, building blocks and polymers to specific insights on regions and renewable building blocks: The latest nova-Institute reports around renewable carbon markets are available for a special price.

Hürth, 11 June 2024: The portfolio of nova-Institute’s market reports covers all relevant topics on renewable carbon. The...  Read more

28.05.2024

Introduction of the new "OK renewable carbon" certificate: Award ceremony for the first products

TÜV AUSTRIA, the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) and the nova-Institute introduce the new certificate at the Renewable Materials Conference in Siegburg.

Defossilisation and renewable carbon economy are new terms that have been circulating for a few years now and will fundamentally change the world of chemicals, plastics and other materials. Whether packaging, cars or consumer goods, t...  Read more

28.05.2024

New Market Analysis: Bio-based and Biodegradable Plastics Industries in China

Policy framework, market trends, technologies and outlook for PLA, PA, PHA and PBAT Hürth, 27 May 2024: The new report by nova-Institute presents a timely market analysis of China's bio-based and biodegradable plastics industries and markets in 2024. On 71 pages, 14 tables, and illustrated by 13 graphics, the report provides an in-depth overview of the key products that dominate the Chinese mark...  Read more

15.05.2024

Exploring the Future of Advanced Recycling: Early Bird Tickets Now Available

Smart birds book early – Future focused attendees of the Advanced Recycling Conference 2024 can save 20 % with the early bird bookings until July 16th 2024.

This unique event covers all – extrusion, dissolution, enzymolysis, solvolysis, pyrolysis, thermal depolymerisation, gasification with Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU), pre-and post-treatment tech...  Read more

13.05.2024

Enhancing Recycling Practices: Call for Abstracts – Advanced Recycling Conference (ARC) 2024

Uniting industry leaders and stakeholders across all waste value chains.

Taking place on 20-21 November 2024 in Cologne, Germany and online, the Advanced Recycling Conference 2024 showcases the latest developments in advanced recycling technologies, recycling-based renewable chemicals, building- blocks, monomers, and polymers. The unique concept of presenting novel recycling solutions an...  Read more

08.05.2024

The World’s Largest Event for the Defossilisation of Chemicals and Materials

The Renewable Materials Conference will take place from 11-13 June 2024 in Siegburg/Cologne (Germany) and online. The conference is the number one meeting point for industry, academia, investors and policy makers for the defossilisation of chemicals and materials via substitution of fossil carbon by biomass, CCU and recycling. Six weeks before the event, more than ...  Read more

23.04.2024

“Best CO2 Utilisation 2024” Innovation Award – Three CCU solutions steering society towards a fossil-free future

Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CCU) enables the substitution of fossil carbon in sectors where carbon is necessary. Dioxycle, D-CRBN and Twelve showcase winning solutions that pave the path for a renewable carbon society.

230 participants from 27 countries worldwide joined the innovation award ceremony at the CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals Conference 2024 (www....  Read more

03.04.2024

Advancements in Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) Technology Pave the Way for Novel Applications From Ethylene, to Polymers, Syngas and Even Diamonds

Tough competition of outstanding innovations unveiled at the CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals Conference 2024

This year's nominees for the innovation award “Best CO2-Utilisation 2024” prove that CO2 innovations can be used to produce syngas, polymers, organic fatty acids, ethylene, renewable isopropyl alcohol (IPA), but also aviation fuels and diamonds. The...  Read more

21.03.2024

Renewable Materials Conference: Six Innovations Nominated and Final Program Available

Three bio-based innovations from Germany and from Sweden, two CCU innovations from Denmark and Hungary and one advanced plastic recycling technology from Canada are nominated for the “Renewable Material of the Year 2024” innovation award.

The Renewable Materials Conference 2024 will take place from 11 – 13 June in Siegburg/Cologne (Germany). In just thr...  Read more

19.03.2024

Bright Future of Cellulose Fibres in Textiles, Hygiene, Construction and Packaging – Conference Shows Top-Innovations

“Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2024” award: DITF & VRETENA win with “The straw flexi-dress: design meets sustainability” against strong competition 

Cellulose fibres are the only bio-based and biodegradable fibres that cover a wide range of properties and applications and can rapidly increase their capacity. The raw materials can be virgin w...  Read more

14.03.2024

From carbon-negative diamonds to CO₂-based fuels for transport – Smart innovations replace fossil-based products

The CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals Conference 2024 announces six nominees for the innovation award “Best CO2-Utilisation 2024”.

Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) represents a large set of technologies aiming at creating a circular carbon economy. It involves capturing carbon from flue gas or directly from the air, converting it into renewable fuels, che...  Read more

07.03.2024

Current market study forecasts annual growth of 17 % for bio-based polymers between 2023 and 2028. Demand from Asia and the USA in particular is driving growth, Europe is lagging behind.

New report released on the global bio‑based polymer market 2023 – a deep and comprehensive insight into a dynamically growing market

The year 2023 was a promising year for bio‑based polymers: PLA capacities have been increased by almost 50 %, and at the same time polyamide capacities are steadily increasing, as well as epoxy resin production. Capacities...  Read more

22.02.2024

Advanced Recycling on the Rise – Rapid Growth in Capacities at Global and European level

The update and expansion of the nova-Institute's report "Mapping of advanced plastic waste recycling technologies and their global capacities" provides a detailed insight into technological advances, identifies key players in the field and describes the current state of advanced recycling in Europe and worldwide.

Advanced recycling technologies are developing...  Read more

20.02.2024

Bio-based innovations for industrial applications: stakeholder event on 24 April 2024 in Brussels presents latest breakthroughs and key findings from research on circular bio-based solutions

Organised by two EU-funded research projects, CHAMPION and PERFECOAT, this stakeholder event is dedicated to the latest developments in bio-based solutions for a variety of materials such as coatings, paints, adhesives and detergents.  The research projects CHAMPION and PERFECOAT aim to replace conventional fossil-based materials with novel bio-based solutions. At their jointly organized event, ...  Read more

06.02.2024

Navigating a Renewable Carbon Future with the Program of the CO₂-Based Fuels and Chemicals Conference 2024

Redefining CCU Technology and Empowering Power-to-X Solutions 

With a current capacity of over 1.3 million tonnes for CO2-based products and steadily growing demand, smart Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technologies are helping to establish CO2 as a renewable carbon feedstock. Innovative technologies and materials are crucial to meet the increasing dem...  Read more

26.01.2024

Four Weeks Left to Submit Your Innovation to the ”Renewable Material of the Year 2024“

The Innovation Award, sponsored by Covestro, is part of the Renewable Materials Conference (RMC), 11-13 June 2024, Siegburg/Cologne.

The Renewable Materials Conference (RMC) in Siegburg/Cologne (Germany) is the world's largest conference on chemicals and materials based on biomass, CCU or chemical recycling – the only alternatives to fossil-based chemicals ...  Read more

23.01.2024

Greenwashing – No, thanks!

Workshop, 7 February 2024: The Green Claims Directive on the rise – Everything companies need to know In recent years, consumers have been increasingly bombarded by manufacturers and retailers with claims such as “carbon neutral”, “carbon negative” or “net zero”. As a result, these terms are losing credibility. And that with good reason, according to studies conducted by the Europea...  Read more

16.01.2024

Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2024: Nominated Innovations Range from Resource-efficient and Recycled Fibres for Textiles and Building Panels to Geotextiles for Glacier Protection

Six award nominees present innovative and sustainable solutions for various industries in the cellulose fibre value chain. The full economic potential of the cellulose fibre industry will be introduced to a wide audience that will vote for the winners in Cologne (Germany), and online.  Year after year nova-Institute grants the “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year” award in the context of ...  Read more

18.12.2023

Towards Advanced CO2 Utilisation and a Defossilisation of The Chemical Industry

Leading experts will be meeting at world’s hybrid key event in Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) from17-18 April 2024 in Cologne, Germany. The preliminary programme of the “CO₂-based Fuels and Chemicals Conference 2024” is available now.

From 17-18 April 2024, CCU leading players and stakeholders will demonstrate novel and improved applications foc...  Read more

05.12.2023

The Advanced Recycling Conference 2023 – A Success Story Beyond Chemical Recycling

With an impressive increase of almost 30 % to nearly 300 participants from 26 countries, the Advanced Recycling Conference (ARC) has established itself as the leading event for innovation in recycling in just one year. 

With an overwhelming positive response the Advanced Recycling Conference took place on 28-29 November 2023, in Cologne, Germany and set seve...  Read more

30.11.2023

Painting a Bio-Based Future with Microbially Produced Alginates, Lipids and Pigments

To add to the pursuit of a climate-neutral Europe and a truly circular economy, the PERFECOAT project develops and validates a new generation of industrial wood and decorative coatings with significantly more than 25 % bio-based components.  

Huerth, 30 November 2023: The European paints and coatings market is projected to grow from USD 37.2 billion in 2023 to USD 41.6 billion by 2028...  Read more

23.11.2023

Program for the Cellulose Fibres Conference 2024 Now Available: Cellulose Fibre Production – From Recycling Agricultural Waste, Banknotes and Textiles to Replacing Plastics in Hygiene, Packaging and Textiles

The Conference will Showcase the Most Successful Solutions Based on Cellulose Fibres That are Currently Available on the Market.

  Huerth, 22 November 2023: The unique conference focused on cellulose fibres – in textiles, hygiene products and packaging, 220 participants from 27 countries attended the last event. After four years, the success story of the Cellulose Fibres Conference c...  Read more

16.11.2023

Winter Special 2023 – 20 % discount on market and trend reports on renewable carbon until 31 January 2024

From advanced recycling technologies, over bio- and CO2-based chemicals, building blocks and polymers to specific polymer insights: The latest nova-Institute reports around renewable carbon markets are available for a special price

The portfolio of nova-Institute’s market reports covers all relevant topics on renewable carbon. The reports dive deep into fee...  Read more

09.11.2023

HICCUPS: Turning CO2 gained from wastewater sludge into bio-based polymers for packaging materials by using electrochemical conversion

Twelve partners of seven countries will demonstrate the full value chain from biogenic CO2 gained from wastewater to polymer end-use in the 4-year Horizon Europe project.

The acronym HICCUPS stands for “Highly Innovative technology demonstration for bio-based CO2 Capture and Utilization for production of bulk plastics applications”, which basically means, that HICCUPS proposes a reso...  Read more

28.09.2023

Combining Concentrated Solar Power and Pyrolysis – The PYSOLO project

In July 2023, the Horizon Europe Project PYSOLO (PYrolysis of biomass by concentrated SOLar pOwer) was officially launched and will be up and running for the next four years. The project aims to prepare the ground for a novel game-changing and fully renewable process combining concentrated solar power and biomass pyrolysis.

Electrification, decarbonisation an...  Read more

25.09.2023

Catalysing Change – Smart CO₂-Solutions Wanted for the "Best CO₂ Utilisation 2024" Innovation Award

Innovators at the Forefront of Carbon Capture and Utilisation are Encouraged to Showcase Their Revolutionary Technologies and Products at the CO2-Based Fuels and Chemicals Conference 2024 

Submissions are open till 4 February 2024 After being deemed the main cause of climate change for many years, CO2 is increasingly gaining importance as a valuable feedsto...  Read more

22.09.2023

Be Part of the Chemistry and Materials Industry's Transition From Fossil to Renewable Carbon!

Abstract Submission is Now Open for the Renewable Materials Conference 2024 (RMC) 

The brightest stars of Renewable Materials will meet again in Siegburg/Cologne (Germany), 11-13 June 2024. The unique concept of showcasing all renewable materials at one event hits the nail on the head: bio-based, CO2- based and recycled are the only alternatives to fossil-ba...  Read more

19.09.2023

A Broad Range of Advanced Recycling Technologies Keeps Carbon in the Loop

Register now: The Advanced Recycling Conference 2023, November 28-29, 2023 in Cologne, Germany and online. 

Following its successful premiere in 2022, the Advanced Recycling Conference 2023 (www.advanced-recycling.eu) will present the broad range of advanced recycling solutions from extrusion, dissolution, solvolysis, enzymolysis, pyrolysis, thermal depolyme...  Read more

08.08.2023

CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals Conference 2024 – Call for Abstracts and Posters

More than 250 leading international experts in CCU and Power-to-X are expected to attend the hybrid event on 17–18 April 2024, in Cologne, Germany.

Topics of the conference include innovation, strategy & policy in CCU, carbon capture and green hydrogen production, power-to-x, as well as CO2-based chemicals, materials and minerals. Abstract and poster submi...  Read more

17.07.2023

Shaping the sustainable fibre future with cellulose fibres – Abstract submissions open for the Cellulose Fibres Conference 2024

Rising demand for renewable fibres meets bio-based and biodegradable cellulose fibres as a breakthrough solution for the future.

The success story of the Cellulose Fibres Conference continues from 13–14 March 2024 in Cologne, Germany, (on site and online). The unique event will showcase new opportunities for cellulose fibres in textiles, hygiene products an...  Read more

13.07.2023

No Sustainable Future Without Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) – Why We Need Much More Political Recognition and Support for CCU

CCU enables the substitution of fossil carbon in sectors where carbon is necessary, supports the full defossilisation of the chemical and derived material industries, creates a circular economy, reduces the emission gap, promotes sustainable carbon cycles, fosters innovation, generates local value and stimulates job growth

The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI...  Read more

14.06.2023

The Use of Food and Feed Crops for Bio-based Materials and the Related Effects on Food Security – Promoting Evidence-based Debates and Recognising Potential Benefits

Renewable Carbon Initiative Publishes New Insights into a Hotly Debated Topic and Urges for Careful and Evidence-based Debates

In 2023, the world faces a global hunger crisis. According to the World Food Programme “a record 349 million people across 79 countries are facing acute food insecurity – up from 287 million in 2021. This constitutes a staggering ...  Read more

01.06.2023

Summer Special 2023 – 20 % discount on market and trend reports all around renewable carbon until 31 August 2023

After a successful Renewable Materials Conference 2023, covering all renewable carbon topics, nova-Institute is offering its reports around renewable carbon markets for a special price.

The portfolio of nova-Institute's market reports covers all relevant topics on renewable carbon. The reports dive deep into feedstocks for the chemical industry from biomass o...  Read more

31.05.2023

Strong Interest in Renewable Materials: Record Conference Attendance and Three Winners of the “Renewable Material of the Year 2023” Innovation Award

465 participants from 32 countries attended the Renewable Materials Conference in Siegburg (near Cologne, Germany). The winners of the innovation award are bio-based and biodegradable elastic materials from KUORI (CH), carbon-light yeast oil COLIPI (DE) and the plastic-free natural polymer traceless® (DE). Meanwhile, not investing in renewable materials is becomin...  Read more

12.05.2023

Advanced Recycling Conference (ARC) 2023 – Call for Abstracts

Taking place on 28-29 November 2023 in Cologne, Germany, and online, the Advanced Recycling Conference will introduce the diversity of advanced recycling solutions and brings together stakeholders along the entire plastics value chain.

Everything you ever wanted to know about advanced recycling technologies, renewable chemicals, building- blocks, monomers, an...  Read more

03.05.2023

The Chemical and Plastics Industry Will Need to Replace 1 Gt of Fossil Carbon per Year with Renewable Carbon from Biomass, CO2 and Recycling to Net-Zero

The upcoming Renewable Materials Conference, 23-25 May in Siegburg/Cologne (Germany) promises to be a one-of-a-kind event that provides a platform for showcasing the impressive achievements in the field of renewable materials. The conference will bring together experts, stakeholders, and industry leaders to discuss latest developments and share their visions and st...  Read more

02.05.2023

Smart Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) Technologies and Materials Defossilise the Economy

With a current capacity of over 1.3 million tonnes for CO2-based products and steadily growing demand, smart Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technologies are helping to establish CO2 as a renewable carbon feedstock. Many of these innovations have been introduced at the Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals 2023. Innovative technologies and materials are crucial to meet the increasing d...  Read more

20.04.2023

“Best CO2 Utilisation 2023” Innovation Award – Three winning CCU solutions open the road to transition away from fossil resources

Carbon dioxide is a renewable resource able to replace fossil carbon. CellCO2, Arkeon and Ultra-low Carbon Concrete showcase the versatility of carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) solutions

More than 245 participants from 30 countries around the world attended the Innovation Award ceremony at the Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals 2023 (www.co2-chem...  Read more

17.04.2023

The rise of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as a renewable carbon feedstock – More than 1.3 million tonnes capacity for CO2-based products already exist and are expected to at least quadruple by 2030

New report on the use of CO2 for chemicals, advanced fuels, polymers, proteins and minerals by nova-Institute – A deep and comprehensive insight into the evolving technologies, trends and the dynamically growing market of CO2 transformation and utilisation.

For the first time, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in its 6th Assessment Report released in 2022 (IPCC 2022), reco...  Read more

23.03.2023

Six Materials Nominated for the Innovation Award “Renewable Material of the Year 2023”

New materials will enable sustainable products in areas such as textiles, cosmetics, packaging, as well as elastic and biodegradable materials for a variety of applications. Participants at the “Renewable Materials Conference” will vote for the winners.

One way to overcome the industry's dependence on fossil carbon is to replace crude oil and natural gas ...  Read more

14.03.2023

From Emission-made Shoes to Jet Fuels – Smart Innovations Make CO2 the Feedstock of the Future

The Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals announces six nominees for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2023”.

Smart innovations are helping to rewrite the story of CO2 by providing sustainable carbon sources that can successfully replace fossil carbon.  Last year, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Asse...  Read more

13.03.2023

Bacteria-Based Cellulose Fibre NullarborTM (“No Trees“) Wins “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2023” Award Against Strong Competition

The collaboration between Nanollose (AU) and Birla Cellulose (IN) with tree-free lyocell from bacterial cellulose called Nullarbor™ is the winning cellulose fibre innovation 2023, followed by Renewcell (SE) cellulose fibres made from 100% textile waste, while Vybrana – the new generation banana fibre from Gencrest Bio Products (IN) won third place.

For th...  Read more

28.02.2023

The Tech4Biowaste database: Getting biowaste conversion technologies out of the dark

The Tech4Biowaste database will be showcased online by its developers on 30 March 2023

The Tech4Biowaste database is the first and only open-source database for biowaste conversion technologies. At 10:00 CET on 30 March 2023, its creators will guide the audience through the database in the free online webinar: "The Tech4Biowaste database: Getting biowaste conversion technologies out of t...  Read more

23.02.2023

New tailwind for renewable carbon plastics in EU policy?

nova-Institute’s take on the recently published EU proposal for a Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation as well as the new policy framework for biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics 

The long-awaited proposals for a policy framework for biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics as well as for the revision of the currently existent Pack...  Read more

14.02.2023

The Future Sustainable Chemical and Materials Industry will be Based Entirely on Recycling, Biomass and CO2

From 23 to 25 May 2023, the brightest stars of renewable materials will meet in Siegburg/Cologne (Germany). More than 500 participants are expected to attend the "Renewable Materials Conference 2023" (www.renewable-materials.eu) – the meeting point for global leaders in industry, science, and politics.

What will the future of the chemical industry look like...  Read more

09.02.2023

Gaining momentum – Bio-based polymers grow at a CAGR of 14% between 2022 and 2027

Report on the global bio-based polymer market 2022 – A deep and comprehensive insight into this dynamically growing market

The year 2022 was a promising year for bio-based polymers: Bio-based epoxy resin production is on the rise, PTT regained attractiveness after several years of constant capacities and PE and PP made from bio-based naphtha are being furth...  Read more

01.02.2023

Taking Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) and Power-to-X to the next level – Final Program of the “Conference on CO₂-based Fuels and Chemicals 2023”

Leading international experts meet at one of the world’s key events on Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) and Power-to-X from 19-20 April 2023 in Cologne, Germany, and online. 

Besides biomass and recycling, CCU is one essential pillar for the supply of renewable carbon and therefore one of the key technologies for the successful transition to sustainabl...  Read more

31.01.2023

From Fibre Production to Recycling and Policy – The Final Program of the Cellulose Fibres Conference 2023

International experts will discuss hot topics along the entire cellulose fibre value chain at the upcoming Cellulose Fibres Conference, 8–9 March 2023 in Cologne and online. 

How can the cellulose fibre industry contribute to the sustainability and circularity of the textile sector? How can fibre markets achieve a circular economy for their materials? What...  Read more

30.01.2023

Strengthening Bio-based Systems Through Concise Consumer Communication – The 3-CO Project

Starting in February 2023, the new Horizon Europe research project 3-CO aims to improve sustainable consumption, performance and competitiveness in Europe’s bio-based systems by focusing on consumer-oriented labelling and certification schemes for industrial bio-based products.

Consumers and their respective decisions play a crucial role in the successful t...  Read more

24.01.2023

Rewriting the Story of CO2 – Call for Innovations “Best CO2 Utilisation 2023”

Innovators in the field of carbon capture and utilisation are invited to present their breakthrough technology or product at the Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals 2023. Applications for the CO2 Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2023” are open until 13 February 2023.

While for many decades CO2 has been on everyone's lips as a driver for clim...  Read more

23.01.2023

Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2023 – From Hygiene Products, Sustainability Improved Technologies to Cellulose from Textile Waste and Banana Production Waste

Six award nominees will present promising sustainable solutions for the industry in the field of cellulose fibres value chains. See their full potential displayed to a wide audience in Cologne (Germany), and online.

For the third time, nova-Institute awards the “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year” award in the frame of the “Cellulose Fibres Conferen...  Read more

11.01.2023

Submit Your Innovative Product now: The Innovation Award “Renewable Material of the Year 2023”

For the third time, a comprehensive award will be presented for the best renewable materials that can be produced either from biomass, directly via CO2 utilisation, or recycling. Award ceremony will take place at the Renewable Materials Conference (RMC) in Cologne/Siegburg from 23–25 May 2023

The most exciting new materials made from renewable carbon will b...  Read more

06.01.2023

Erfolgreicher Abschluss des iMulch-Projektes – Einfluss landwirtschaftlicher Mulchfolien auf terrestrische Ökosysteme

iMulch untersuchte die Auswirkungen von Kunststoffen auf Organismen, Bodenfunktionen, Drainagesysteme und angrenzende Gewässer.

Kunststoffe gelangen auf direktem oder indirektem Wege auf und in Böden. Ein weit verbreitetes Einsatzbeispiel von Kunststoffen auf Böden, das zu einem direktem Kunststoffeintrag führen kann, bilden Mulchfolien. In landwirtschaft...  Read more

15.12.2022

Leading international experts meet at one of the world’s key events on Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) and Power-to-X

On 19-20 April 2023 in Cologne, Germany, and online. The preliminary program of the “Conference on CO₂-based Fuels and Chemicals 2023” is online. Take a look!

CCU is one essential pillar for the supply of renewable carbon besides biomass and recycling and therefore one of the key technologies for the transition to sustainable chemical and fuel productio...  Read more

12.12.2022

Info: The Success Story of Cellulose Fibres Continues – First Peaks Into the Program of the Upcoming Cellulose Fibres Conference 2023 Available

 

The Presentations Will Introduce the Latest Development in the Sustainable Circular Industry. 8-9 March, 2023 in Cologne, Germany and Online

https://cellulose-fibres.eu   The commercial production of man-made cellulose fibres currently relies on the use of dissolving-grade pulp from wood. Alternative feedstocks such as non-wood fibres, textile waste or even pap...  Read more

12.12.2022

The Success Story of Cellulose Fibres Continues – First Peaks Into the Program of the Upcoming Cellulose Fibres Conference 2023 Available

The Presentations Will Introduce the Latest Development in the Sustainable Circular Industry. 8-9 March, 2023 in Cologne, Germany and Online

The commercial production of man-made cellulose fibres currently relies on the use of dissolving-grade pulp from wood. Alternative feedstocks such as non-wood fibres, textile waste or even paper grade pulp provide new an...  Read more

30.11.2022

New Business Directory: Renewable Carbon Companies (ReCaCo)

Find companies that already offer fossil carbon free products, made from biomass, CO2 and recycling

On 1 December 2022, nova-Institute (Germany) will launch a new business directory that lists companies, associations and institutes that offer products and services in the field of renewable carbon. Right from the start, searching parties can find the profiles of 128 companies, whose busin...  Read more

29.11.2022

Countdown for abstracts: Only two weeks left to submit your abstract for the Renewable Materials Conference 2023 (RMC)

The brightest stars of Renewable Materials meet in Siegburg/Cologne (Germany), 23-25 May 2023. The unique concept of presenting all renewable material solutions at one event hits the mark: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled are the only alternatives to fossil-based chemicals and materials www.renewable-materials.eu After its second edition, the Renewable Materials Conference with more than 400 par...  Read more

29.11.2022

Monitoring the Bioeconomy – The BioMonitor Project

BioMonitor addresses the information gap in bioeconomy research by re-structuring existing data and modelling framework. After more than four years of great scientific collaboration, the 17 partners share their results.

Over the last twenty years, EU policy makers have prioritized the expansion of bio-based value chains through various EU policy initiatives and research programmes. Altho...  Read more

22.11.2022

Recycling paths are best walked jointly: This year’s Advanced Recycling Conference (ARC) showed the importance of collaboration

From dissolution to enzymolysis, gasification, pyrolysis, solvolysis, and thermal depolymerisation, ARC 2022 introduced the versatile and innovative landscape of advanced recycling solutions that reach way beyond conventional recycling. 

At the Advanced Recycling Conference (ARC), 230 participants from 21 countries discussed future opportunities and celebrat...  Read more

02.11.2022

Winter special – 20 % discount on market and trend reports all around renewable carbon until 6th of January 2023

From advanced recycling technologies, over bio- and CO2-based chemicals, building blocks and polymers to specific polymer insights: Get the latest nova-Institute reports around renewable carbon markets for a special price

The portfolio of nova-Institute’s market reports covers all relevant topics on renewable carbon. The reports dive deep into feedstocks for the chemical industry from ...  Read more

26.10.2022

More than just chemical recycling – Advanced recycling improves the synergies in the recycling sector

Recent developments in markets and policy clearly indicate a transformation and long-lasting change in the circular economy of plastics.

While the European Green Deal has set the overarching aim for the European Union, markets, big industrial players, emerging start-ups and everything in-between have set off on a journey to implement and establish advanced recycling solutions worldwide. ...  Read more

24.10.2022

Info: Only three weeks left for your abstract submission: Cellulose Fibres Conference 2023

8–9 March 2023 – hybrid event (on site and online), Cologne (Germany)

https://cellulose-fibres.eu   Now, in 2022, the European Commission has made the thorough transition towards sustainability and circularity for different industries and especially the textile sector a main focus. The focus on textile is justified as the global textile production has almost do...  Read more

10.10.2022

Discover the diverse program of the Advanced Recycling Conference (ARC)

Be a part of the solution and discover the multiple pathways of advanced recycling

We are happy to present you a comprehensive program that gives all attendees the opportunity to gain deep insights into all recent recycling developments. Aside the talks we offer several opportunities for networking with a broad variety of stakeholders along the entire plastics value chain.

14-15 Nov...  Read more

05.10.2022

European bio-based industry turnover jumps to 814 billion Euro despite Brexit

The annual update of the Bio-based Industries Consortium’s (BIC) and nova-Institute’s report on Europe’s bio-based industries reveals that, despite significant changes in this year’s assessment due to Brexit, bio-based industries continue to grow, marking a total contribution of over 814 billion Euro to the EU’s bioeconomy in 2019 (the latest available data in Eurostat).

This c...  Read more

29.09.2022

Making the most of sustainable biomass – certification schemes and labels developed in new EU research projects

nova-Institut GmbH announces its participation in two new HORIZON Europe projects – STAR4BBS and BIORECER – which both focus on the development of innovative certification schemes and labels for bio-based feedstock. 

Following a successful kick-off meeting in Berlin in September 2022, the new HORIZON Europe research project STAR4BBS sets out to improve sustainability certification s...  Read more

14.09.2022

BIORECER – Guidelines to strengthen current certification schemes for bio-based feedstock

Starting in September 2022, the new HORIZON Europe research project BIORECER aims to ensure the best possible environmental performance and traceability of biological feedstock used by bio-based industries. BIORECER will also assess the impact of current and adapted certification schemes on consumers and bio-based industry stakeholders along with their acceptance of new bio-value chains from b...  Read more

05.09.2022

Together we drive the evolution of the circular economy for plastics

First 10 speakers from leading and emerging companies confirmed – be part of the solution and submit your abstract by 30 September

Everything you ever want to know about advanced recycling technologies and renewable chemicals, building-blocks, monomers, and polymers based on recycling: Hear about it at the Advanced Recycling Conference (ARC) www.advanced-recycling.eu 14-15 November 202...  Read more

31.08.2022

New bio-based polymer PEF shows low CO2 footprint

Peer-reviewed LCA study with in-depth assessment of industrial PEF production and its use as raw material for bottles The nova-Institute conducted a peer-reviewed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Avantium’s PEF (polyethylene furanoate) applications within the framework of the European PEFerence project. The study demonstrated that the use of 100 % renewable carbon in PEF instead of fossil carbon ...  Read more

12.07.2022

Native bast fibres for buses, boards and automotive equipment

Development of novel moisture-resistant natural fibre-reinforced composite for structural components in the DuroBast project

Native bast plants such as flax, hemp and nettle have been used for fibre production for centuries. Their fibres are characterised by a wide range of properties and are therefore suitable for the manufacture of a wide variety of products. Besides clothing, the fibr...  Read more

06.07.2022

Summer Special – 20 % discount on market and trend reports all around renewable carbon until 31st of August 2022

After publishing the latest report on advanced recycling technologies, nova-Institute is offering their previous reports around renewable carbon markets for a special price!

The portfolio of nova-Institute’s market reports covers all relevant topics on renewable carbon. The reports dive deep into feedstocks for the chemical industry from biomass over CO2 to chemical recycling. They pro...  Read more

05.07.2022

The Biomass Utilisation Factor (BUF): A simple indicator to calculate circularity of biomass and bio-based products

nova-Institute publishes a novel indicator that enables to capture the circularity of biomass under consideration of both the cascading use principle and the efficiency of the biomass utilisation

The idea of transforming our economy from linear to circular has been visibly present and increasingly dominant in recent decades. At least since the introduction of the Circular Economy Action ...  Read more

29.06.2022

New trend and technology report: Mapping of advanced recycling technologies for plastics waste – providers, technologies, and partnerships

The report aims to clear up this jungle of information by providing a structured, overview and in-depth insight. It focusses on profiling more than 100 available advanced recycling technologies and related providers on 200 pages including 14 figures and one table. Target audiences are the chemical and plastic industry, brands, technology scouts, investors and policy decision-makers.

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18.05.2022

Many advanced and proven solutions to replace fossil carbon in chemistry and materials already available

Electrochemical transformation of CO₂, a natural polymer for paper and cardboard coating and material-to-material molecular recycling of plastic waste are the winners of the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year 2022”

The unique "Renewable Materials Conference 2022", 10-12 May in Cologne (Germany), attracted over 400 participants who came to see the latest developments i...  Read more

17.05.2022

Converting CO2 through electrochemistry – The WaterProof Project

Starting soon, the new research project WaterProof aims at closing the waste(water) carbon loop by creating a novel biorefinery concept converting CO2 emissions from urban waste treatment facilities into valuable green consumer-products. The objective is a technology resulting in a GHG reduction based on CO2 utilization, replacement of fossil feedstock and industrial electrification. 

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03.05.2022

CO2 Reduction Potential of the Chemical Industry through Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU)

Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI), CO2 Value Europe (CVE) and nova-Institute publish a study showing the CO2 reduction potential of the chemical industry through CCU Today, the production of chemicals and derived materials heavily relies on the use of fossil carbon. Industrial processes need hydrocarbons to provide process energy (electricity and heat) for manifold processes and to provide embedd...  Read more

13.04.2022

Press release (DE/EN): Six Innovations are Nominated for the “Renewable Material of the Year 2022” Award

Participants at the “Renewable Materials Conference” will vote for the winners

One way to overcome the chemical industry's dependence on fossil fuels is to replace oil and gas with renewable carbon within the existing structures of the chemical industry. But it applies also to innovation, the development of new processes, building blocks and materials. This requires rethinking of che...  Read more

31.03.2022

Converting wastewater into bio-based polymer, essential oils, phenolic extracts and clean water: The AFTERLIFE project presents its results.

AFTERLIFE demonstrates a new way of wastewater treatment that simultaneously recovers compounds of interest while converting remaining organic matter into a high-volume added value bio-based polymer.

  In the AFTERLIFE project, a research team of 14 project partners from seven European countries successfully demonstrated a new way of wastewater treatment that simultaneously recovers co...  Read more

29.03.2022

Soap, proteins and highly complex molecules from CO2 – these are the winners of the "Best CO2 Utilisation 2022" innovation award

Large scale investments in CO2-based ethanol, methanol and aviation fuel are just around the corner – supporting climate protection and independence from fossil fuels. Participants of the "Conference on CO2-based Fuels & Chemicals 2022" elected the three innovation award winners. The award was organised by nova-Institute and CO2 Value Europe, and sponsored by YNCORIS

Finally, networkin...  Read more

10.03.2022

Umweltfreundliche Mulchfolien für die Landwirtschaft

Einladung zur Abschlusskonferenz des Projektes iMulch

Während Kunststoffe in maritimen Gewässern aktuell zahlreiche gesellschaftliche Akteure beschäftigen, finden Bodenbelastungen durch Kunststoffe in Äckern und Feldern durch landwirtschaftliche Folien bisher kaum Beachtung. Besonders Mulchfolien kommen sowohl zur Ertragssteigerung als auch infolge klimatischer Ursachen, immer häufi...  Read more

09.03.2022

Six Carbon Capture and Utilisation technologies for a sustainable chemical and fuel production nominated for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2022”

Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals 2022 – Cologne (Germany) and online, hybrid conference, 23-24 March 2022

Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) Innovations of the Year 2022: A lot of technologies are in place and in development to face the challenges of a sustainable chemicals and fuels production based on the utilisation of captured CO2 from industrial off-gases or directly ...  Read more

08.03.2022

PHAs: Tenfold increase in production capacity in sight in just six years

Market report “Mimicking Nature – The PHA Industry Landscape. Latest trends and 28 producer profiles” published

Natural PHAs are a class of materials that exist in nature for over millions of years. These materials are both bio-based and biodegradable, similar to other natural materials such as cellulose, proteins and starch. Natural PHAs are produced by an extensive variety of mic...  Read more

09.02.2022

Connecting fibres: The cellulose fibre industry impresses with innovation and vision

Cellulose Fibre Innovations of the Year: Carbon Fibres from Wood, Carbon-negative Virgin Fibres from Straw and Sustainable Menstruation Panties

The annual highlight of the industry is the International Conference on Cellulose Fibres in Cologne (www.cellulose-fibres.eu), where the latest innovations were showcased last week: new cellulose fibre technologies for various feedstocks and a wi...  Read more

19.01.2022

Unique equipment for biotechnological capture and conversion of CO2 into chemical building blocks developed in the BioRECO2VER project

CO2 as renewable carbon source

Carbon is the main element in numerous materials used in industrial processes and in our daily lives. It is currently mostly provided from fossil sources. But what if carbon could be used directly from CO2 emissions? Biotechnology shows particularly great potential for the eco-effective conversion of climate-damaging CO2 emissions into valuable basic chemic...  Read more

12.01.2022

Press Release (DE/EN): Cellulose fibres strengthen networks: The industry meets again in Cologne, Germany, and online

Strict security measures make it possible: long-missed meetings essential for the growth of the industry will take place again The annual highlight is the Cellulose Fibre Conference in Cologne on 2 and 3 February 2022, where the latest innovations will be showcased: from hygiene and textiles to non-wovens and carbon fibre alternatives to lightweight construction applications. Online participation...  Read more

16.12.2021

Political Tailwind for Alternative Carbon Sources

More than 30 leading pioneers of the chemical and material sector welcome the latest political papers from Brussels, Berlin and Düsseldorf

The political situation for renewable carbon from biomass, CO2 and recycling for the defossilisation of the chemical and materials industry has begun to shift fundamentally in Europe. For the first time, important policy papers from Brussels and Germ...  Read more

06.12.2021

Pressemitteilung (DE): Mikrobielles Upcycling – Eine Lösung für die Verwertung von Mulchfolien?

Forscher der RWTH Aachen entwickeln im iMulch-Projekt mithilfe von Mikroorganismen Upcycling-Strategien zur Verwertung von Mulchfolien  Die deutsche Landwirtschaft verbraucht jährlich rund 1,1 Millionen Tonnen Kunststoff und verantwortet somit einen Anteil von 4,7 % des deutschen Gesamtverbrauchs (23,6 Millionen Tonnen) (Fraunhofer Umsicht, 2021). Eine vom NABU in Auftrag gegebene Studie schät...  Read more

06.12.2021

Press release (DE/EN): Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2022

Cellulose Fibre Solutions are expanding from Hygiene and Textiles as well as Non-wovens up to Alternatives for Carbon Fibres for Light-weight Applications Great submissions made the nomination for the Innovation Award difficult. All of them present promising sustainable solutions in the field of cellulose fibres value chain. Six of them now get the chance to demonstrate their full potential to a ...  Read more

28.10.2021

The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) celebrates its first anniversary

Looking back at a successful first year with a tripled membership count and presenting clear goals and ambitions for the second year

After its launch on 20 September 2020, the RCI (www.renewable-carbon-initiative.com) is proud to celebrate its first anniversary this fall. The balance sheet of the first year is impressive: starting from 11 founding members, that number increased to 30 mem...  Read more

27.10.2021

Press Release (EN/DE): MeMBrane project ends after more than three years

The ERA CoBio funded MeMBrane project is drawing to a close at the end of this year and the team are reflecting on a successful project in difficult times.

At the kick off meeting in July 2018 the consortium from 9 institutions and 6 countries gathered in Birmingham, UK, with no one having met any more than one other partner on the project. This made it all the more remarkable to find th...  Read more

11.10.2021

PRESS RELEASE (EN/DE): Does your innovation have what it takes for the innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2022”?

International Conference on Cellulose Fibres 2022, 2-3 February in Cologne, Germany and online – Call for Innovations – Six nominees will get the chance to present their unique products The footsteps are big: in 2021, Stora Enso from Sweden won the innovation award, granted on the first day of the "International Conference on Cellulose Fibres". Their new cellulose foam for packaging fully con...  Read more

04.10.2021

PRESS RELEASE (EN/DE): European bioeconomy robust as bio-based industry turnover jumps to 780 billion EUR

The bio-based industries continue their ascent marking a total contribution of 780 billion EUR, a notable increase of 30 billion EUR (+ 4%) compared to 2017. This represents a more than 20% increase compared to 2008 which is the earliest data taken into account in this series of reports by nova-Institute. The first report of the series was first commissioned by the Bio-based Industries Consortium ...  Read more

30.09.2021

PRESS RELEASE (EN/DE): The winners of the last innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation” transformed CO2 into methanol, cleaning agents, plastic packaging or surfactants. What technology or product in the field of CCU have you developed?

nova-Institute and YNCORIS together with CO2 Value Europe are looking forward to your application for the innovation award "Best CO2 Utilisation 2022". The award will be granted at the well-established "Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals", 23–24 March 2022 in Cologne (hybrid event) Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) is one essential pillar for the supply of renewable carbon besides b...  Read more

28.09.2021

PRESS RELEASE (EN/DE): The answer to your hunt for renewable materials: The Renewable Materials Conference, 10–12 May 2022, Cologne, Germany (hybrid)

The unique concept of presenting all renewable material solutions at one event hits the mark: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled are the only alternatives to fossil-based chemicals and materials (www.renewable-materials.eu)  Ready-to-use fossil-free sustainable material solutions with a low carbon footprint are in fast-growing demand. Innovative brand owners are keeping an eye out for such soluti...  Read more

01.09.2021

PRESS RELEASE (EN): The success story of cellulose fibres continues – plastic bans drive innovation

International Conference on Cellulose Fibres 2022, 2-3 February in Cologne, Germany and online – Call for Abstracts and Posters – 300 participants and 30 exhibitors are expected

Cellulose fibres are among the winners of the European 'Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD)', which has been in effect since July 2021 and entails plastic bans for a variety of single-use products. Cellulose...  Read more

31.08.2021

PRESS RELEASE (EN): New BBI JU and EU Horizon 2020-Project PERFECOAT – High Performance Bio-based Functional Coatings for Wood and Decorative Applications

Project aims to develop and validate wood and decorative coatings with more than 25 % bio-based components

Achieving a climate-neutral Europe by 2050 requires the replacement of fossil-based material with bio-based material on a broad basis. Today, almost 1 million tonnes of paints and coatings are produced in Europe each year, with more than 80 % still being from fossil resources. Even ...  Read more

26.08.2021

PRESS RELEASE (EN): Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals 2022 – Call for Papers and Posters

More than 200 leading international experts in Carbon Capture and Carbon Utilisation (Power-to-X) together with 20 exhibitors are expected to attend the hybrid event on 23–24 March 2022, in Cologne, Germany (http://co2-chemistry.eu). Main topics of the conference are strategy & policy in CCU, renewable energy and green hydrogen production, carbon capture technologies, CO2-based fuels for transpo...  Read more

13.07.2021

PRESS RELEASE (EN/DE) New online presence for the content pages of the nova-Institute

As clear and colourful as the renewable carbon strategy From the very beginning, there was a clear separation between the appearance of the nova-Institute and its services on www.nova-institute.eu and the content pages of the nova-Institute, which have enjoyed high visitor numbers for years and can now be found under the new web address www.renewable-carbon.eu.  On the way to completely replaci...  Read more

07.07.2021

PRESS RELEASE (EN): Challenging the classical view of yeast tolerance to alcohol

Contrarily to the established hypothesis that cell membranes should be rigid to resist high concentrations of ethanol, an outstandingly tolerant yeast presents a more fluid plasma membrane structure, according to a study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Researchers from the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology in Valencia (Spain) jointly with colleagues from Aston Un...  Read more