Partnership focused on bio-based materials

By Charlotte Eyre
EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: January 17, 2013 1:27 pm ET
Updated: January 17, 2013 1:31 pm ET

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Topics Packaging, Materials Suppliers

GHENT, BELGIUM -- A partnership between Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and Nova-Institute is aimed at industrial customers interested in developing bio-based chemical products.

Ghent-based Bio Base and Hürth, Germany-based Nova-Institute say they offer expertise in choice of feedstock, life cycle analysis, marketing strategy and development of a scalable process.

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is a flexible pilot plant for developing bio-based products. Nova-Institute is a private, independent institute founded in 1994 that specializes in sustainable bio-based chemicals.

Michael Carus, managing director of Nova-Institute, said in a news release: "Together we can support bio-based innovation from the lab scale to commercial scale and markets."

Wim Soetaert, managing director of Bio Base, added: "By joining forces with the Nova-Institute, our extensive expertise in bioprocessing is now complemented with techno-economic and environmental analysis."


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Partnership focused on bio-based materials

By Charlotte Eyre
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Published: January 17, 2013 1:27 pm ET
Updated: January 17, 2013 1:31 pm ET

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