“Industry has to go beyond using renewable energy. All fossil carbon use has to end, as the carbon contained in the molecules of chemicals and plastics is prone to end up in the atmosphere sooner or later. Only a full phase-out of fossil carbon will help to prevent a further increase in CO2 concentrations.” 

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nova-Institut für politische und ökologische Innovation GmbH is a private and independent research institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on the transition of the chemical and material industry to renewable carbon.
What are future challenges, environmental benefits and successful strategies to substitute fossil carbon with biomass, direct CO2 utilisation and recycling?
What are the most promising concepts and applications?
We offer our unique understanding to support the transition of your business into a climate neutral future. Our subjects include feedstock, technologies and markets, economy and policy, sustainability, communication and strategy development.

Technology & Markets

  • Market Research
  • Innovation & Technology Scouting
  • Trend & Competitive Analysis
  • Supply & Demand Analysis
  • Feasibility & Potential Studies
  • Customised Expert Workshops


  • Comprehensive Communication & Dissemination in
  • Research Projects
  • Communication & Marketing Support
  • Network of 60,000 Contacts to Companies,
  • Associations & Institutes
  • Targeted Newsletters for 17 Specialty Areas of the Industry
  • Conferences, Workshops & nova Sessions
  • In-depth B2C Research


  • Tailor-made Life Cycle Assessments
  • Customised Carbon Footprint Calculation Tools
  • Social Impact Assessment & Social Acceptance
  • Comprehensive Sustainability Assessments
  • Sustainability Integrated Technology
  • Development (SUITED)
  • Critical Reviews

Economy & Policy

  • Micro- and Macroeconomics
  • Techno-Economic Evaluation (TEE) for Low & High TRL
  • Target Price Analysis for Feedstock & Products
  • Strategic Consulting for Industry, Policy & NGO’s
  • Political Framework, Measures & Instruments
  • Standards, Certification & Labelling

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