By: By Charlotte Eyre
EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS
January 17, 2013
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."