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Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and Nova-Institute Form Strategic Partnership

22 January 2013

A new strategic partnership between Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and nova-Institute is ready to offer industrial customers a full service to go from the original idea to the market.

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and nova-Institute have formed their strategic partnership in the biobased economy. They explain that the alliance allows them to offer the development and scale-up of biobased products and processes complemented with the economic and environmental analysis of novel processes.

According to nova, the development of products from sustainable resources and processes too often fails to step out of the research laboratories. It says that this partnership will mean that companies and research institutes can rely on the expertise of the nova- Institute and the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant for the choice of feedstock, the life cycle analysis of the novel product, a marketing strategy, the development of a scalable process, the production of the first sample material for application testing and the custom manufacturing of the first tonnes of product to enter the market.

Nova Institute Managing Director, Michael Carus, said “Together we can support biobased innovation from the lab scale to commercial scale and markets. Techno-economic and environmental evaluations are an invaluable tool to steer pilot plant processing and optimisations.”

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant Managing Director, Wim Soetaert, adds “By joining forces with the nova-Institute, our extensive expertise in bioprocessing is now complemented with techno-economic and environmental analysis. That way, we can better serve our customers and bring open innovation into practice.”






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