What are the most promising concepts and applications for ndustrial Biotechnology, biorefineries and bio-based or CO2-based products? What are the challenges and solutions for a post petroleum age?
These are the key questions that are driving nova-Institute's activities. For the last two decades, nova-Institute has been globally active in feedstock supply, techno-economic and environmental evaluation, market research, dissemination, project management and policy for a sustainable bio-based economy.
nova-Institute is a member of various international associations and committees, and a partner in various research projects within the fields of bio-based chemistry, materials and biotechnology. nova-Institute surrounds, strengthens and completes scientific and engineering work by linking it to feedstock, markets, economy, sustainability and policy. Furthermore, nova is committed to do dissemination and marketing support.
Further services of the nova-Institute can be found at the website: www.bio-based.eu. It includes information on international, high-quality conferences and workshops and provides access to market reports, papers on bio-based policy, studies on sustainability and life cycle assessments (LCA), and more. The daily news portal Bio-based News (www.bio-based.eu/news) and the "International Directory for Bio-based Businesses (iBIB)"(www.bio-based.eu/ibib) are also connected to this site and offer comprehensive information, business portraits and relevant publications in the fields of interest.
The nova-Institute was founded as a private and independent institute in 1994. It is located in the Chemical Park Knapsack in Hürth, which lies at the heart of the chemical industry around Cologne (Germany). For the last two decades, nova-Institute has been globally active in feedstock supply, techno-economic and environmental evaluation, market research, dissemination, project management and policy for a sustainable bio-based economy. Today, nova-Institute has 30 employees and an annual turnover of more than €2.5 million.
Raw Material Supply
Dissemination and marketing support
Political framework and strategy