You are an innovator in CO<sub>2</sub> utilisation or you have developed pioneer technologies to capture or convert CO<sub>2</sub> into fuels or chemicals? Join us and apply for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021”

nova-Institute and YNCORIS, together with the co-organiser CO2 Value Europe will award a prize to innovative products and technologies in the field of Carbon Capture and Carbon Utilisation (Power-to-X) at the “9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals”.


Renewable Carbon Initiative will be launched in September and the support is already strong!

Nearly ten renowned companies have already signed or will sign for the core advisory board. Moreover,  90 experts from industry, science and politics are convinced of the strategy and support the initiative as personal supporter. We are looking for the next 10 to have a strong basis on 100 experts supporting our initiative! The first 100 personal supporter will be shown with their photo and name on our "poster of supporters" launched in September! Take your chance!


Save the date: 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February 2021, Cologne (Germany) – Submission for abstracts and innovations as well as requests for sponsorship are now possible.

The first conference already hit the mark, the second will go one step further! The focus will be on strategies, markets, technologies and sustainability – particularly on alternative cellulose feedstocks in order to reduce the demand for virgin cellulose, even as demand for cellulose fibre will in total further increase. 300 participants and 30 exhibitors are expected.


Crises need clever minds – The winner of the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2020” is a wood fibre-based ready meal tray certified for home composting from Huhtamaki Lurgan (UK/Finland)!

The second place goes to a self-adhesive tape from monta Klebebandwerk (Germany), which consists of 90% renewable raw materials. Third place goes to a functional barrier coating from Fraunhofer ISC (Germany), which is a paper-based and compostable functional barrier coating for food packaging, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.


The world’s largest meeting on industrial hemp and cannabis will take place online this year – 500 participants from 50 countries and all industrial sectors are expected

17th EIHA Hemp Conference, 16–17 June 2020 (Online Event). An all-time record for the hemp conference was set in 2019 in Cologne (Germany) with 415 participants from 49 countries and 34 exhibitors. As in previous years, the audience will vote for the “Hemp Product of the Year”. The event is organised in cooperation with the “European Industrial Hemp Association (www.eiha.org)”.