World-wide Investments in Bio-based Chemicals
Michael Carus (nova-Institute) - (December 2012)
The table "World-wide Investments in Bio-based Chemicals" lists the most important investments that have been made in bio-based building blocks over the last seven years. It is the most comprehensive list that has been recently published on this issue – free of charge for you! Comments and additions are very welcome and will be honoured with a free update!
Download Report (1657 Downloads) (2012-12)
Bio-based Economy in the EU-27 - A first quantitative assessment of biomass use in the EU industry
Michael Carus (nova-Institute) - (August 2012)
The first ever collection and analysis of data on the bio-economy at an EU-27 level. It gives a rough overview of the quantitative dimensions of Europe's bio-based economy with a focus on industrial material use of biomass. It must be noted that there is a huge demand for research, seeing as basic data on this sector is mostly not available. This paper is only a first draft and needs to be extensively expanded and elaborated upon. It should be considered as a first step.
Call for Feedback: Any contributions that can help elaborating on this paper are most welcome. If you or your organisation has access to better and more detailed data on the mentioned sectors, please do not hesitate to contact us and let us know. This is a work in progress and we will be happy to include any new information.
Download Report (831 Downloads) (2012-08)
Report "Industrial material use of biomass Basic data for Germany, Europe and the world"
Achim Raschka (nova-Institute), Michael Carus (nova-Institute) - (January 2012)
First part of the report on the R&D project "Environmental Innovation Policy: more efficient resource use and climate protection through sustainable material use of biomass"
Download Report (7879 Downloads) (2012-01-23)
Publication "Agricultural Resources for Bioplastics"
Michael Carus (nova-Institute), Achim Raschka (nova-Institute) - (December 2011)
Download Publication bioplastics MAGAZINE (1509 Downloads) (2011-12)
Policy paper on Bio-based Economy in the EU: Level Playing Field for Bio-based Chemistry and Materials
Michael Carus (nova-Institute), Dirk Carrez (Clever Consult), Harald Kaeb (narocon), Jan Ravenstijn (biopolymer consultant) and Joachim Venus (ATB) - (July 2011)
Download Policy Paper (3278 Downloads) (2011-07-01)
Download Publication CHEManager Europe (external Link) (2011-09-07)
Study "The development of instruments to support the material use of renewable raw materials in Germany"
Michael Carus (nova-Institute), Achim Raschka (nova-Institute), Stephan Piotrowski (nova-Institute) - (May 2010)
Download Short Version (8805 Downloads) (2010-10)
Download Long Version (4193 Downloads) (2010-11-08) - only German version available
Download Press Release (Status 2010-05-05) - only German version available
Further studies on this subject, to which the nova-Institut has contributed:
- Clever Consult BVBA 2010: The Knowledge Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) in Europe: Achievements and Challenges (Full Report)
- European Environment Agency 2010: Use of renewable raw materials with special emphasis on chemical industry (Full Report)
- LMI Ad-hoc Advisory Group for Bio-based Products 2011: List of Priority Recommendations 2011
- Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) 2010: Biobased chemicals and products: A new driver of US economic development and green jobs
- Battelle 2010: Biobased Chemicals: Technology, Economics and Markets
- EuropaBio 2010: Policy Guide: Building a bio-based economy for Europe in 2020