Ghent, Belgium — A new strategic partnership between Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and nova-Institute is ready to offer industrial customers interested in biobased products a full service, from an original idea to the market.
Bio Base and nova say this unique offer for development and scale-up of biobased products and processes by the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is complemented by economic/environmental analysis of novel processes by nova.
"Development of products from sustainable resources and processes too often fails to step out of the research laboratories," say the companies.
But now, companies and research institutes can rely on the expertise of the two partners in the new initiative for: choice of feedstock; life cycle analysis of the novel product; marketing strategy; development of a scalable process; production of sample material for application testing; and custom manufacturing of the first tonnes of product for the market.
Managing director of nova-Institute Michael Carus said: "Together we can support biobased innovation from the lab scale to commercial scale and markets. Techno-economic and environmental evaluations are an invaluable tool to steer pilot plant processing and optimizations." See www.nova-institute.eu for more,.
For Bio-Base, managing director Wim Soetaert added: "By joining forces with the nova-Institute, our extensive expertise in bioprocessing is now complemented with techno-economic and environmental analysis. That way, we can better serve our customers and bring open innovation into practice." See more at www.bbeu.org