Sustainable Chemistry innovations for the process industry

Sustainable Chemistry innovations for the process industry

ISC3 presents innovative solutions of fourteen start-ups at ACHEMA

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 diverse as Sustainable Chemistry itself. In total, fourteen start-ups will be on hand to present their solutions for a sustainable world.

Every day, five young companies will be presenting solutions for a more sustainable world at the booth(D2, Hall 6.0), some of which have already been awarded Start-up of the Month in the frame of the ISC3“Global Start-up Service” support programme. ISC3 is also organising the Start-up Slam together withthree partner organisations - Forum Startup Chemie, 5-HT (Germany) and Brightlands (Netherlands) - on12 June from 11.15 a.m.: Fourteen start-ups from India, Egypt, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, theNetherlands and Germany will present their ideas on the EY Green Innovation Stage (Hall 6.0).

"Sustainable chemistry is a key driver for the process industry of the future. With the presentation of thestart-ups supported by the ISC3 Global Start-up Service at ACHEMA, we want to bring together the rightplayers to not only lead innovations that take ecological and social aspects into account to economicsuccess, but also to pave the way to a sustainable future,"
states Dr Alexis Bazzanella, Director ISC3Innovation Hub. The list of start-ups that have been supported since 2018 shows the enormous creativityand innovative power of founders around the world.
“The innovative chemical sector - chemical industryand entrepreneurs - can make a major contribution to showing alternative paths to a “greentransformation” through responsible, green and sustainable innovations. To this end, we founded theISC3 Global Start-up Service with more than 200 start-ups worldwide”
, says Dr Thomas Wanner, ManagingDirector of ISC3.

The ISC3 community booth with the start-ups is located in the "Research and Innovation" area in Hall 6.0.The focus is on the research areas and academic programmes of university institutes and researchfacilities from Germany and abroad as well as start-ups that offer fossil-free, bio-based and circularsolutions for the process industry. Here, pioneers, experts and solution providers from industry, politicsand science meet with decision-makers and users.

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"ISC3 and Friends Slam" at the ACHEMA EY Green Innovation Stage

Together with three partner organisations – Forum Startup Chemie and 5-HT (Germany) and Brightlands(Netherlands) - ISC3 is organising the "ISC3 and Friends Slam" at ACHEMA: Fourteen start-ups, includingthose from the ISC3 Global Start-up Service, will present their solutions for a sustainable future at the EYGreen Innovation Stage (Hall 6.0) on 12 June from 11.15 am.

Vienna Textile Lab (Austria) is a biotech/fashiontech company focusing on the research, development andproduction of textile dyes from microorganisms to create a commercially viable alternative toconventional synthetic dyes.

Plastale (Egypt) sees opportunity in plastic & crop wastes to make sheets for interior design & furnitureapplications. The start-up team put plastic circularity into action through collaborating with corporatesand designers while empowering local communities to be regenerative.

Bioweg (Germany) replaces fossil-based chemicals with innovative bio-alternatives developed throughfermentation, material science, and green chemistry. We create 100% biodegradable functionalingredients, surpassing synthetics without compromising on quality.

Banyan Nation (India) is a pioneer in circular economy for plastics, and a top player in India’s FMCGbottle-to-bottle recycling industry. Banyan produces human contact safe, traceable rPE and rPP resins atconsistent technical, color and odor performance.

Mavisol B.V. (Netherlands) developed the on-line quality monitoring solution by a machine vision and AIfor PET package production. It facilitates wider usage of rPET without quality compromises in transition tothe circular economy and in line with Industry 4.0.

Energy Robotics GmbH (Germany) offers inspections with AI-supported robots and drones. This makes itpossible, for example, to consistently and reliably monitor critical plant components in chemical plantsand capture high-quality data that is difficult for humans to access.

Coac GmbH (Germany) sees itself as a driving force and enabler for data-driven innovations. Its productsinclude intelligent tools for product safety and regulatory compliance as well as smart sensors forlaboratories.

Nextmol (Spain) offers cloud-based molecular modelling and artificial intelligence for computationalchemistry.

Blueplasma Power (Netherlands/Spain) has a patented technology for converting hard-to-recycle waste(mixed plastics, textiles, foams, paper, ...), which today ends up in landfills or incinerators, into CO2-freehydrogen and circular carbonates.

ETB Technologies (Netherlands) developed a process to produce bio-butadiene from bio-ethanol withstate-of-the-art conversion and selectivity. 1,3-butadiene is a building block for plastics, rubber and otherchemicals that is conventionally produced mainly from fossil raw materials.

FRE Technologies (Netherlands) is a clean-tech company with a technology that enables the recycling oflow-grade plastic waste, previously considered non-recyclable, into valuable chemicals that can be used inthe manufacture of new plastic products.

AllocNow (Germany) offers a scalable solution for the automation of life cycle assessments in accordancewith the relevant ISO standards and based on the GHG protocol.

UniteLabs (Switzerland) has developed an integration platform for laboratories that makes it possible toconnect laboratory hardware and software, build applications, control instruments and automate dataflow.

Exomatter (Germany) connects and assimilates data from a global network of science-based materialsresearch sources into a powerful search engine. In this way, the start-up enables researchers from allindustries and at all levels of technical expertise to find the right materials for their application.