Tag: Nova Institute

New BIC study shows major macroeconomic effects of bioeconomy through 2016

New BIC study shows major macroeconomic effects of bioeconomy through 2016

July 29, 2019 |

In Belgium, a study conducted in 2016 by nova-Institute on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) showed for the first time which macroeconomic effects are generated by the bioeconomy e.g. turnover and employment for the years 2008 and 2013. An update of the study with 2014 and 2015 data was published in April 2018. […]

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18.5 million people employed in bioeconomy, primarily in biomass production

18.5 million people employed in bioeconomy, primarily in biomass production

February 25, 2018 |

In Washington, DC, a study conducted by nova-Institute on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) showed for the first time which macroeconomic effects are generated by bioeconomy activities – those using renewable biological resources from land and sea – and that there has been a continuous increase of 10% since 2008. With updated data […]

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nova-Institute releases new EU biorefinery map

nova-Institute releases new EU biorefinery map

November 28, 2017 |

In Germany, biorefineries are the heart of the bioeconomy. Here, different types of biomass are fully utilised and transformed into a large variety of chemicals and materials. nova-Institute has developed a map that distinguishes between “Sugar-/starch based biorefineries”, producing bioethanol and other chemicals (63), “Oil-/fat-based biorefineries – biodiesel” (64) and “Oil-/fat-based biorefineries – oleochemistry” (54), […]

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European biocomposite production reached 410,000 tonnes in 2017

European biocomposite production reached 410,000 tonnes in 2017

November 19, 2017 |

In Germany, European biocomposite production reached 410,000 tonnes in 2017, according to nova-Institute. The overall annual growth rate of the European biocomposite production is about 3% which is roughly in line with the average growth of the plastics market. But much higher growth rates of up to 30% have been identified in various innovative application […]

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Report says first generation bioethanol is as sustainable as second generation

Report says first generation bioethanol is as sustainable as second generation

September 9, 2017 |

In Germany, a sustainability assessment carried out by nova-Institute and ordered by CropEnergies shows that first generation bioethanol is as advantageous as second generation bioethanol for a feasible climate strategy. The results indicate that the discrimination against first generation biofuels of the current EU Commission proposal is not founded on scientific evidence. The analysis of […]

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Nova-Institute announces winner of Innovation Prize for Biomaterial of the Year 2013

Nova-Institute announces winner of Innovation Prize for Biomaterial of the Year 2013

May 9, 2013 |

In Germany, nova-Institute GmbH announced that the Innovation Prize for Biomaterial of the Year 2013 awarded to PHA producer Newlight Technologies (USA) at the Cologne International Conference 2013 on Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-based Plastics & Composites. The award was for Newlight’s Airflex™ (AirCarbon™) resins. CEO Mark Herrema presented a new kind of high-yield technology chain […]

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Nova Institute reports 800,000 tons per year PLA by 2020

Nova Institute reports 800,000 tons per year PLA by 2020

August 8, 2012 |

In Germany, the Nova Institute is reporting that based on a survey of the international bioplastics market, global annual production capacity for polylactic acid is over 180,000 tons, and that planned expansion could reach in the neighborhood of 800,000 tons by 2020.  In surveying lactic acid producers, Nova reports that production could increase to approximately […]

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