The nova-Institute was founded as a private and independent institute in 1994. It is located in the Chemiepark Knapsack in Huerth, which lies at the heart of the chemical industry around Cologne (Germany).
For the last two decades, the nova-Institute has been globally active in feedstock supply, techno-economic evaluation, market research, dissemination, project management and policy for a sustainable bio-based economy.
The nova-Institute uses and creates expert knowledge along with innovative solutions to develop and advance the use of Renewable Raw Material (RRM) in Green Chemistry, Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-based Products. In research & development, nova has comprehensive contacts within the wide industrial and scientific network. The communication services include conferences, the news portal for Bio-based Economy incl. a newsletter and the business directory iBIB (more information: www.bio-based.eu).