Sustainability & Ecology

 About nova-Institute’s Sustainability Department


19-03-13-Thumbnail-Fibers-SustainabilityCarbon Footprint and Sustainability of Different Natural Fibres for Biocomposites and Insulation Material

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Niels de Beus, Michael Carus, Martha Barth

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 Full version (Update 2019) (PDF) 57 2019-04 246 Free Download
 Full version (PDF) 48 2015-04 1770 Free Download
 Article in bioplastics MAGAZINE (PDF) 3 2015-06 412 Free Download


thumbnail-nova-paper-11 nova-Paper #11: “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Carbon Capture Utilisation (CCU)”

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Michael Carus, Pia Skoczinski, Lara Dammer, Christopher vom Berg, Achim Raschka and Elke Breitmayer

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 Full version (PDF) 24 2019-02 386 Free Download


19-01-11-ThumbnailSugar as Feedstock for the Chemical Industry — more information

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Lara Dammer, Michael Carus, Stephan Piotrowski

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 Full version (PDF) 23 2019-01 378 Free Download
 Kurzfassung (PDF) 6 2019-01 101 Free Download


17-09-07-thumbnail-sustainable-first-second-generation-bioethanol-for-europeSustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe — more information

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Lara Dammer, Michael Carus, Stephan Piotrowski, Ángel Puente, Elke Breitmayer, Niels de Beus, Christin Liptow

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 Full version (PDF) 43 2017-11 1257 Free Download
 Short version (PDF) 12 2017-09 1602 Free Download


Thumbnail Biomassekaskaden EndberichtBIOMASSEKASKADEN – Mehr Ressourceneffizienz durch Kaskadennutzung von Biomasse – von der Theorie zur Praxis (Endbericht) — mehr Informationen

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Horst Fehrenbach, Susanne Köppen, Benedikt Kauertz, Andreas Detzel, Frank Wellenreuther, Elke Breitmayer, Roland Essel, Michael Carus, Sonja Kay, Bernhard Wern, Frank Baur, Katrin Bienge, Justus von Geibler

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 Langfassung (PDF) 134 2017-06 342 Free Download


17-05-Thumbnail Standards and labels for bio-based productsStandards and labels for bio-based products — more information

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Lara Dammer, Michael Carus, Asta Partanen

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 Preview (PDF) 4 2017-05 1196 Free Download
 Full version (PDF) 30 2017-05 395.00

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Bildschirmfoto 2017-01-20 um 12.12.26Bio-based economy and climate change — more information

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Michael Carus

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 Full version (PDF) 19 2017-01 1877 Free Download


Bildschirmfoto 2018-02-26 um 11.03.48Handlungsempfehlungen für die Durchführung von Ökobilanzen für die stoffliche Nutzung von Biomasse im Spannungsfeld der Politik – Schwerpunkt: Wirkungskategorie Klimawandel

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Christin Liptow, Michael Carus, Aleksandar Lozanovski, Jan Paul Linder, Roland Essel, Stefan Albrecht, Michael Held

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 Langfassung (PDF) 16 2017-01 66 Free Download


Bildschirmfoto 2016-08-25 um 09.36.10InnProBio project: Informative factsheets about the most pressing issues — more information

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 Handbook on the public procurement of bio-based products and services (PDF) 44 2018-03 514 Free Download
 Factsheet 1: What are bio-based products? (PDF) 2 2016-08 1786 Free Download
 Factsheet 2: Sustainability of bio-based products (PDF) 4 2016-08 1433 Free Download
 Factsheet 3: Biodegradability – exposing some of the myths and facts (PDF) 5 2016-08 1333 Free Download
 Factsheet 4: Bio-based Products and Services in the Circular Economy (PDF) 4 2017-04 961 Free Download
 Factsheet 5: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC) (PDF) 3 2017-07 876 Free Download


Cover - nova-paper-8nova-Paper #8 on bio-based economy: “Definition, Calculation and Comparison of the “Biomass Utilization Efficiency (BUE)” of Various Bio-based Chemicals, Polymers and Fuels” — more information

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Iffland, K., Sherwood, J., Carus M., Raschka, A., Farmer, T., Clark, J.

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 Full version (PDF) 26 2015-11 2083 Free Download


Bildschirmfoto 2015-10-07 um 11.21.49nova-Paper #7 on bio-based economy: “Global bioeconomy in the conflict between biomass supply and demand” — more information

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Stephan Piotrowski, Michael Carus, Roland Essel

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 Full version (PDF) 13 2015-10 2420 Free Download
 Graphics (ZIP) 2015-10 921 Free Download
 Sustainable biomass supply and demand: a scenario analysis (PDF) 11 2016-05 738 Free Download


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nova-Paper #7 zu biobasierter Ökonomie: “Globale Bioökonomie im Spannungsfeld von Biomasseangebot und -nachfrage” — mehr Information

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Stephan Piotrowski, Michael Carus, Roland Essel

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 Langfassung (PDF) 14 2015-10 1042 Free Download
 Grafiken (ZIP) 2015-10 563 Free Download


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“Nachhaltig nutzbare Potenziale für Biokraftstoffe in Nutzungskonkurrenz zur Lebens- und Futtermittelproduktion, Bioenergie sowie zur stofflichen Nutzung in Deutschland, Europa und der Welt”

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Dr. Stephan Piotrowski, Roland Essel, Michael Carus, Lara Dammer, Linda Engel

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 Langfassung (PDF) 268 2015-08 978 Free Download


Bildschirmfoto 2015-09-29 um 11.23.14“Sources of microplastics relevant to marine protection in Germany” — more Information

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Roland Essel, Linda Engel, Michael Carus, Ralph Heinrich Ahrens

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 Langfassung (PDF) 43 2015-09 564 Free Download
 Full version (PDF) 46 2015-09 742 Free Download
 Article in bioplastics MAGAZINE (PDF) 3 2014-06 525 Free Download


Bildschirmfoto 2014-12-03 um 12.13.54“Vom Gärprodukt zum Holzwerkstoff” — mehr Information

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 Stoffliche Nutzung lignocellulosehaltiger Gärprodukte für Holzwerkstoffe aus Biogasanlagen – Endbericht (PDF) 55 2015-01 850 Free Download
 Artikel in Energie aus pflanzen 5/2014 (PDF) 4 2014-10 402 Free Download
 Poster (PDF) 1 2013-09 402 Free Download
 Präsentationen Abschlussworkshop (ZIP) 2014-09 382 Free Download

14-08_thumbnail_sustainablity_certificaton_and_mass_balance“Sustainability Certification and Mass Balance” — more information

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With contributions from Michael Carus (nova-Institute), Jan Henke (meo, ISCC PLUS), Melanie Williams (RSB) and Philippe Dewolfs (Vinçotte)

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 Progress in standardization of bio-based products – Terminology (PDF) 1 2015-01 604 Free Download
 "Mass balance and minimum share" and others (PDF) 2 2014-10 543 Free Download
 "Can ISSC PLUS certification be misleading?" and others (PDF) 2 2014-08 555 Free Download


14-07_thumbnail_article_rural21_cascading_use_Essel“Increasing Resource Efficiency by Cascading Use of Biomass“ — more information

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Roland Essel, Michael Carus

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 Article in Rural21 (PDF) 2 2014-07 537 Free Download


13-06_thumbnail_did-you-know-about-meat“Did you know… about meat?” — more information

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Stephan Piotrowski

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 Article in bioplastics MAGAZINE (PDF) 1 2013-06 431 Free Download


Thumbnail - Meta-Analyse Ökobilanzen Proganic“Meta-Analyse von Ökobilanzen für bio-basierte Polymere in der Produktion von Proganic®” — mehr Information

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Roland Essel, Michael Carus

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 Vollversion (PDF) 42 2012-05 3402 Free Download
 Grafiken (ZIP) 6 2012-05 1071 Free Download


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“Meta-analysis of life cycle assessments for bio-based polymers in the production of Proganic®” —  more information

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Roland Essel, Michael Carus

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 Presentation (PDF) 30 2012-05 4897 Free Download
 Article in bioplastics MAGAZINE (PDF) 4 2012-03 1570 Free Download
 Poster (PDF) 1 2012-05 1118 Free Download
 Graphics (ZIP) 6 2012-05 1085 Free Download


14-06-06 thumbnail from the field to the wheel“From the field to the wheel: Photovoltaic is 40 times more efficient than the best biofuel” —  more information

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Michael Carus

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 Article in bioplastics MAGAZINE (PDF) 2 2012-02 1609 Free Download


14-06-06 thumbnail agrcultural resources for bioplastics“Agricultural Resources for Bioplastics” — more information

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Michael Carus, Achim Raschka

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 Article in bioplastics MAGAZINE (PDF) 3 2011-12 3918 Free Download


 14-06-06 thumbnails hemp fibres for green products“Hemp fibres for Green Products – An assessment of life cycle studies on hemp fibre applications” — more information

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Juliane Haufe, Michael Carus

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 Full version (PDF) 20 2011-07 3034 Free Download


Bildschirmfoto 2018-07-04 um 15.35.42Nachwachsende Rohstoffe in der Wikipedia

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 Nachwachsende Rohstoffe in der Wikipedia F-K (PDF) 546 2010-05 826 Free Download
 Nachwachsende Rohstoffe in der Wikipedia L-R (PDF) 509 2010-05 781 Free Download
 Nachwachsende Rohstoffe in der Wikipedia S-Z (PDF) 375 2010-05 7854 Free Download
 Nachwachsende Rohstoffe in der Wikipedia A-E (PDF) 600 2010-05 6890 Free Download