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Sustainable Chemistry innovations for the process industry

Sustainable Chemistry innovations for the process industry

From textile dyes derived from microorganisms, to image processing and learning systems for PET preforms, to the conversion of organic waste into biodegradable products – the innovative ideas presented by the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) at this year's ACHEMA in Frankfurt from 10 to 14 June are as dive...

ZILA BioWorks

ZILA BioWorks

The following article is from CHEManager. Find the original here.The American start-up Zila Bioworks is transforming hard-tech manufacturing with drastically cleaner, greener chemistry, while supporting rural communities.

Environment Week 2024: Prof Klaus Kümmerer discusses Sustainable Chemistry

Environment Week 2024: Prof Klaus Kümmerer discusses Sustainable Chemistry

At the invitation of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), Prof. Klaus Kümmerer will represent the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaboration Center (ISC3) at the “Week of the Environment” (German: Woche der Umwelt) event on 4 and 5 June 2024 in Berlin. As part of the ...

Neptunus Biotech

Neptunus Biotech

The Power of the Ocean in Benefit of the Soil

The following article is from CHEManager. Find the original here.The Mexican start-up Neptunus Biotech extracts bioactive compounds from marine microalgae which are used as a bio-stimulant for crops. The assimilation of these molecules makes the plants more resistant to environmental stress.

Don't forget thermodynamics - Award interview with Professor Klaus Kümmerer

Don't forget thermodynamics - Award interview with Professor Klaus Kümmerer

“Nowadays students have to learn about embededness and think about what is the purpose.”View the world of Sustainable Chemistry through the lens of our Research and Education Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer, recipient of the Wöhler Award for Sustainable Chemistry 2023. This prestigious accolade is bestowed upon individuals who h...

ISC3, GIZ, and UN ECLAC Collaborate for Groundbreaking Workshop on Bioeconomy Transformation

ISC3, GIZ, and UN ECLAC Collaborate for Groundbreaking Workshop on Bioeconomy Transformation

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) had the privilege of hosting a strategic workshop on “Advancing Sustainable Bioeconomy in Ecuador and Uruguay”, organised in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Int...

Ecorich Solutions

Ecorich Solutions

– Turning waste into food

The following article is from CHEManager. Find the original here.African start-up Ecorich Solutions uses an innovative technology called “the Wastebot decomposer machine” to convert organic waste into organic fertilizer. The process involves the breakdown of organic waste using soil based microbial enzymes under a temperature regulat...

Empowering Change

Empowering Change

Celebrating International Women's Day and Our Female-Led Startups

International Women's Day is a global celebration of the achievements, contributions, and progress made by women around the world. In the spirit of this empowering day, we are proud to shine a spotlight on the incredible women entrepreneurs leading the way in our Global Start-up Service. These visionary women are not just breaking glass c...

BIOWEG

BIOWEG

– Revolutionizing The Future Of Bio-Ingredients

The following article is from CHEManager. Find the original here.The German start-up Bioweg found a way to replace petroleum-based chemicals with innovative bio-alternatives through fermentation and green chemistry. The processing of waste products results in bacterial cellulose, which serves as a substitute for synthetic polymers and ...

New Factsheet: PtX in Morocco

New Factsheet: PtX in Morocco

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre ISC3 and PtX Hub asks the question: How can the chemical industry use energy from renewable sources in a sustainable way and vice versa: How can Sustainable Chemistry be used for the advancement of a sustainable energy supply?In a consultative process, ISC3 and the Internationa...

ISC3 Director Prof. Kümmerer Receives Federal Cross of Merit

ISC3 Director Prof. Kümmerer Receives Federal Cross of Merit

International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre congratulates its Head of the Research & Education Hub

Great honour for professor Klaus Kümmerer. The renowned scientist from Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany) and Director of the Research & Education Hub of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon yesterday in Hanover (Germany). Prof. Kümmerer received the hi...

CAPCI Dialogue Paper: How to Enhance Climate Protection in the Production and Use of Chemicals – with a Focus on Developing Countries and Emerging Economies?

CAPCI Dialogue Paper: How to Enhance Climate Protection in the Production and Use of Chemicals – with a Focus on Developing Countries and Emerging Economies?

The Dialogue Paper “Climate Protection in the Production and Use of Chemicals – Learning Experiences and Recommendations Concerning Developing Countries and Emerging Economies” was co-developed by CAPCI and a group of international experts. It highlights the interlinkages between sustainable chemicals management and climate change i...

Sustainable Chemistry for Climate Protection

Sustainable Chemistry for Climate Protection

The chemical industry sector is not only a fundamental cornerstone of modern life as well as global and national economies: More than 90 percent of the manufacturing industry depends on products from the chemical industry. The chemical and petrochemical industries account for around 10% of the world´s final energy demand and 7,4% of the ...

Sustainability Science: Resources, Material Flows and Chemistry (M.Sc.)

Sustainability Science: Resources, Material Flows and Chemistry (M.Sc.)

Sustainability Science: Resources, Material Flows and Chemistry (M.Sc.)

Several billion tons of chemical products and materials are produced per year. These products can enable our high standard of living and health. While these products offer benefits, their production and use also pose complex and severe impacts on the planet. Essentially, there is a critical need for greener, more sustainable chemicals, ma...

Fighting global warming with tamarind polymers

Fighting global warming with tamarind polymers

Schutzen Chemical Group inspired by ISC3 for Sustainable Chemistry – Start-up wins ISC3 Innovation Award 2023

If South Mumbai is flooded in seven years, 20 million people will lose their homes. The number of cases of cancer in children will rise by 37 percent this year. The mountains of garbage in his homeland are getting bigger and bigger. As one of eight finalists in the Innovation Challenge 2023 of the International Sustainable Chemistry Colla...

Innovation Challenge 2024

Innovation Challenge 2024

Which innovative ideas in Sustainable Chemistry have the potential to improve the textile sector? This is the question posed by the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) in the Innovation Challenge 2024. Start-ups and innovators from all over the world can now apply with their answers and solutions in the field ...

Makabi Agritech - Sustainable Agriculture and Responsible Food Production

Makabi Agritech - Sustainable Agriculture and Responsible Food Production

Article on ISC3 Start-up of the Month November 2023 in CHEManager International

Aquamet: Innovative Approach for Sustainable Aquaculture

Aquamet: Innovative Approach for Sustainable Aquaculture

Article on ISC3 Start-up of the Month October 2023 in CHEManager International

Studying Sustainable Chemistry at Leuphana

Studying Sustainable Chemistry at Leuphana

Read the Original in German on CHEManager here. Chemistry - as a science and industry - is indispensable for our prosperity and our health. In its various facets, it is one of the most important building blocks for a sustainable future. However, this requires a different understanding and practice in chemistry. The Institute of Sustaina...

Defining Sustainable Chemistry—an opportune exercise?

Defining Sustainable Chemistry—an opportune exercise?

Publication in "Science", Vol. 382, No. 6667Read the original here.

Press release: Promoting impact investment in Sustainable Chemistry innovations

Press release: Promoting impact investment in Sustainable Chemistry innovations

What does it take to establish and maintain sustainability as a measurable value for companies? What conditions need to be created for ideas in Sustainable Chemistry to flourish? And which start-ups worldwide promise the greatest impact in this field with their innovations? These and other central questions about innovations for Sustainab...

Follow-up: Fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5)

Follow-up: Fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5)

The 5th session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5), organised by UNEP and hosted by the government of Germany who held the presidency of this fifth session of the Conference, took place from 25 to 29 September 2023 at the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB) with a High-Level Segment (HLS) on 28 and 29 Septembe...

Plastale: Towards Sustainable Development through Material Innovation and Circular Economy

Plastale: Towards Sustainable Development through Material Innovation and Circular Economy

Article on Plastale, ISC3 Start-up of the Month September 2023, in CHEManager International

International Start-ups bring innovations in the field of Sustainable Chemistry to the World Chemical Conference ICCM5 in Bonn, Germany

International Start-ups bring innovations in the field of Sustainable Chemistry to the World Chemical Conference ICCM5 in Bonn, Germany

Leather made from microorganisms instead of animal skin produced in Peru. A material made from locally sourced starch as a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic packaging from Colombia. Sunglasses made from recycled chip bags in India. Skin and hair care products based on proteins extracted from fish waste from Ethiopia. These are...

Fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5)

Fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5)

The 5th session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5), organised by UNEP and hosted by the government of Germany who holds the presidency of this fifth session of the Conference, will take place from 25 to 29 September 2023 at the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB) with a High-Level Segment (HLS) on 28 and 29 Se...

Interview with Klaus Kümmerer in CHEManager: The goals of Sustainable Chemistry and the limits of circular economy

Interview with Klaus Kümmerer in CHEManager: The goals of Sustainable Chemistry and the limits of circular economy

In this interview, Klaus Kümmerer talks about the importance of Sustainable Chemistry for the circular economy and how both can contribute to solving the major challenges now and for the future. Kümmerer is Director of the Institute for Sustainable Chemistry at Leuphana University Lüneburg and Director of the Research & Education Hub o...

Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and Agriculture 2023 finalist

Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and Agriculture 2023 finalist

The fourth ISC3 Innovation Challenge that called for innovations in the field of Sustainable Chemistry and Agriculture has it's finalists! The international jury of experts chose eight finalists from a large number of top-notch applications from five continents.This year, the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC...

Block Solutions Oy: Creating a better tomorrow with sustainable and affordable way of building houses

Block Solutions Oy: Creating a better tomorrow with sustainable and affordable way of building houses

Article on ISC3 Start-up of the Month July 2023 in CHEManager International

ECOPAPEL – Biodegradable and reusable paper-based food packaging as an alternative to plastic

ECOPAPEL – Biodegradable and reusable paper-based food packaging as an alternative to plastic

Article on ECOPAPEL, ISC3 Start-up of the Month June 2023, in CHEManager International

Press release: “Opening Ceremony of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Cellulose High-Tech Materials”

Press release: “Opening Ceremony of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Cellulose High-Tech Materials”

One of the winners of our Audience Voting Award of 2022, Vienna Textile Lab, is one of four industry partners to fund the project Christian Doppler Laboratory for Cellulose High-Tech Materials. This project enables applied basic research in the field of green chemistry and circular value chains.

Publication in CHEManager: Cosmetic products from fish waste ISC3 supports Ethiopian start-up for sustainable, bio-based collagen production

Publication in CHEManager: Cosmetic products from fish waste ISC3 supports Ethiopian start-up for sustainable, bio-based collagen production

06.06.2023 - The idea for the Ethiopian start-up Ray Cosmetics came to CEO and founder Rewla Ephrem and her like minded partners Yared Assefa and Abrehame Dessie at the picturesque Lake Tana in Bahirdar. Supported by ISC3, the start-up produces bio-based collagen from fish skin.

Wöhler Award

Wöhler Award

Prof Dr Kümmerer was honored for his exceptional work in various fields, including recyclable plastics, wastewater reuse, and end-of-life management of solar plants, among others, where he has made remarkable contributions to Sustainable Chemistry.

CHEManager International: Climate-Positive Power

CHEManager International: Climate-Positive Power

CHEManager International has featured an interview with Felix Fischer, co-founder, managing director and COO of Reverion. Reverion has been selected as our Start-up of the Month for May 2022.

Ashaya: Increasing the Value of Waste & Creating Social Impact

Ashaya: Increasing the Value of Waste & Creating Social Impact

Article on Ashaya, ISC3 Start-up of the Month May 2023, in CHEManager International

The “Climate Action Programme for Chemical Industry (CAPCI)” and its Partners

The “Climate Action Programme for Chemical Industry (CAPCI)” and its Partners

The Climate Action Programme for the Chemical Industry (CAPCI) and its partners present their main learning experiences providing an overview on the strong linkages between chemistry and climate change. This publication seeks to inform and inspire the readers on the big potentials of the chemical industry for implementing GHG mitigation m...

E[co]work - Enabling safer, sound and inclusive e-waste management

E[co]work - Enabling safer, sound and inclusive e-waste management

Growing amounts of electronic waste (e-waste) and the unsafe manner of recycling by informal workers in this sector pose substantial challenges around the world. Especially in India, given the large volume generated as well as the existing and upcoming regulation around e-waste necessitates new ways of addressing the topic to enable a saf...

AppCyclers-Innovative-Approach-for-e-Waste-Management

AppCyclers-Innovative-Approach-for-e-Waste-Management

Article on AppCyclers, ISC3 Start-up of the Month April 2023, in CHEManager International

Sustainable Chemistry should be the guiding principle for the upcoming ICCM5

Sustainable Chemistry should be the guiding principle for the upcoming ICCM5

In view of the 5th International Conference for Chemicals Management (ICCM5), the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) opens the discussion on the importance of Sustainable Chemistry as a holistic approach to make products and manufacturing processes safer for the environment and human health. The new online liv...

CHEManager International: Production Process for Personalized Clothing Made from Mycelium

CHEManager International: Production Process for Personalized Clothing Made from Mycelium

Article on ISC3 Start-up of the Month March 2023 in CHEManager International

CHEManager International: Silicone Recycling without Loss of Quality

CHEManager International: Silicone Recycling without Loss of Quality

CHEManager International has featured an interview with Klara Yoon, Tina Rose and Stephan Enthaler, New Dawn, founders of New Dawn Silicones (formerly known as We Are Galaktika). The start-up has been chosen as the ISC3 Start-up of the month for January 2023.

EL MAT Sustainable Solutions Turns “Waste” Water into Valuable Products

EL MAT Sustainable Solutions Turns “Waste” Water into Valuable Products

Article on EL MAT Sustainable Solutions, ISC3 Start-up of the Month February 2023, in CHEManager International

Transition pathway for the chemical industry

Transition pathway for the chemical industry

In January 2023, the European Commission published the transition pathway for the chemical industry. The pathway is an actionable plan co-developed by the European Commission with other member states, chemical industry stakeholders, NGOs and other interested parties. It identifies the actions and conditions needed to achieve the green and...

READY, SET, BE THE CHANGEMAKER!

READY, SET, BE THE CHANGEMAKER!

ISC3 INVITES TO THE INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2023 – CALL FOR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS IN THE FIELD OF SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY AND AGRICULTURE

December 15th, 2022 Which Sustainable Chemistry innovations can benefit Agriculture? The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) launched its new call for applications for the next ISC3 Innovation Challenge endowed with 25,000 EUR in total. The ISC3 Innovation Challenge 2023 addresses innovators from around the w...

Book recommendation for a Circular Economy

Book recommendation for a Circular Economy

The Impossibilities of the Circular Economy Separating Aspirations from Reality

Circular Economy (CE) is one of the important concepts in the context of sustainability. Unfortunately, there are many misunderstandings and false expectations in the context. A book that comprehensively presents the opportunities and limitations of CE has recently been published. The Impossibilities of the Circular Economy Separating As...

Press Release: Fostering impact investment and awarding Sustainable Chemistry innovations

Press Release: Fostering impact investment and awarding Sustainable Chemistry innovations

ISC3 Investor Forum and Innovation Showcase 2022

What challenges do impact investors face when evaluating ESGs and investing in Start-ups? What role does the financial and regulatory framework play in West African Sustainable Chemistry Innovations?Which Sustainable Chemistry pioneers captured the hearts of the audience? And who are the winners of the EUR 25.000 ISC3 Innovation Challeng...

Biocide Leasing

Biocide Leasing

A triple‑win business model for Sustainable Chemistry

Biocides are a group of chemicals used in a multitude of industrial and daily life applications. They are essential and generate advantages: they help to fulfil hygiene requirements and protect the health of humans and animals and are also used in industrial processes.

Press release: ISC3 INVESTOR FORUM 2022

Press release: ISC3 INVESTOR FORUM 2022

SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT, WASTE PREVENTION AND VALORISATION - CATALYSING INNOVATIONS BY INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY SOLUTIONS

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) is hosting its 4th virtual Investor Forum on November 9th and November 10th, 2022. This year’s ISC3 Investor Forum will feature two panel discussions: 1) on the challenges in ESG evaluation, when it comes to sustainable investing and investing in start-ups, and 2) on re...

Factsheet: "Sustainable Chemistry for Climate Protection"

Factsheet: "Sustainable Chemistry for Climate Protection"

Capacity Development as a Key to Effective Climate Action in the Chemical Sector

The GIZ-hosted initiatives CAPCI and ISC3 strive to support sustainable practices in the chemical sector, particularly in its important role for tackling climate change. Developing the capacities needed to strengthen the ability of people, organisations and societies to initiate and manage their own sustainable development processes is th...