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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:

  • Chemiepark Knapsack
    Industriestraße 300
    Gebäude 0611
    50354 Hürth Germany
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The RED II Proposal and Its Impact on the Bio-based Material and CO2 Utilisation Sector

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nova-Institut reports open doors for CO2-based fuels, but a non-level playing field for the bio-based material sector continues and threatens access to tall oil, animal fats and glycerol by the chemical industry as well as access to pulpwood by the forest industry.

AAfactant and Bio-based Dispersions for Textile Coatings Win ‘Bio-based Material of the Year 2016’

12th April 2016 0 comments

The Innovation Award ‘Bio-based Material of the Year 2016’ was awarded to three materials in suitable applications.


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