“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.” 

Company Profile

nova-Institut für politische und ökologische Innovation GmbH has been working in the field of sustainability since the mid-1990s and today focuses primarily on the areas of circular economy, bioeconomy and CO2 utilisation. 
The independent company supports the chemical and plastics industries in the transition from fossil to renewable carbon – based on biomass, CO2 utilisation or recycling – through research and science-based consulting. 
Both in accompanying research for innovation projects and in individual business consulting, nova’s interdisciplinary team covers the entire value chain. It works on all topics from raw materials, technology scouting and market research to economics, policy, life cycle assessments and sustainability, as well as support in communication and strategy development. Experts from different fields work together to defossilise the industry and create a climate-neutral future.

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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