Press Releases

Nov 28, 2023 Fighting global warming with tamarind polymers
Schutzen Chemical Group inspired by ISC3 for Sustainable Chemistry – Start-up wins ISC3 Innovation Award 2023
Nov 15, 2023 GreeN-H2-Namibia project issues factsheet on Namibia´s energy sector
The GreeN-H2-Namibia project, a collaborative effort between DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. and the ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research and funded by the German Federal...
Nov 13, 2023 Start-ups become changemakers - apply now!
The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) is looking for innovative solutions in the field of Sustainable Chemistry for textiles - Innovation Challenge 2024 endowed with 25,000 euros.
Oct 17, 2023 Promoting impact investment in Sustainable Chemistry innovations
ISC3 connects international start-ups and investors at the fifth World Chemicals Conference (ICCM5) - Indian start-up Schutzen wins ISC3 Innovation Challenge
Sep 06, 2023 International Start-ups bring innovations in the field of Sustainable Chemistry to the World Chemical Conference ICCM5 in Bonn, Germany
30 Start-ups present their ideas at the ISC3 Investor Forum – final pitch for the Innovation Challenge 2023 worth EUR 25,000. This event is part of the 5th World Chemical Conference (ICCM5) on September 28th in Bonn.
Jul 27, 2023 The ISC3 has selected it`s finalists for the Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and Agriculture
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...
Jul 04, 2023 The NOVA project develops the next generation of antimicrobial coating technologies
Stable antimicrobial (antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal) coatings shall reduce the risk of future microbial infections
Jun 27, 2023 Nominate candidates for the Catalysis Awards 2023
Submit your nominations for the Jochen Block Prize and the Otto Roelen Medal until 22 September 2023.
Jun 20, 2023 ECCE 14 & ECAB 7: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering – Full congress programme available
The programme of the 14th European Congress of Chemical Engineering ECCE and the 7th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology ECAB (Berlin, 17-21. September 2023) is available now. Early bird rates will expire on 15 July...
May 31, 2023 Urban Circular Bioeconomy Conference: CAFIPLA project organizes stakeholder event and presents final results
After 3 productive years, the CAFIPLA project comes to a successful end. At the final Urban Circular Bioeconomy Conference, the project partners presented their results.
Apr 20, 2023 ISC3 online event series “Sustainable Chemistry SPOTLIGHTS”
This new online live event series focuses on four core topics within Sustainable Chemistry: Innovation, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Building as well as the Policy and Stakeholder Dialogue.
Apr 20, 2023 Unlocking the potential of biowaste as a resource of the circular European bioeconomy
New Guideline offers a comprehensive resource for stakeholders interested in successfully integrating biowaste recycling strategies for the creation of novel bioeconomic value chains.
Apr 17, 2023 Recovery of battery metals - Project-Launch of METALLICO
Sustainable recovery of (critical) battery metals from primary and secondary resources
Apr 13, 2023 Hydrogen as a vision of a green future - German experts accompany Federal Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger to Southern Africa
The German Federal Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger, was accompanied on her delegation trip to South Africa and Namibia by experts from the Germany based institutions DECHEMA and ISOE.
Apr 04, 2023 Chemical and Biochemical Engineering – Acting Together
14th European Congress of Chemical Engineering and 7th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology
Mar 16, 2023 Hubs4Circularity Community of Practice - New Knowledge Platform will accelerate the scale-up of local industrial-urban ecosystems across Europe
This Knowledge Platform addresses experts, practitioners and stakeholders from industries and cities from all over Europe
Feb 27, 2023 Market Report: Role of biowaste as essential resource for a growing cirular bio-based economy
The market assessment details the high relevance and impact of biowaste-derived materials in an expanding bioeconomy and demonstrates how novel value chains and markets are created from biowaste by the CAFIPLA project.
Jan 16, 2023 Call for Innovative Solutions in the Field of Sustainable Chemistry and Agriculture – ISC3 invites to the Innovation Challenge 2023
Contest applications will be accepted until April 3, 2023 (0:00 a.m. CEST) at the latest
Dec 12, 2022 Green Hydrogen from Namibia - an export winner
Since October 2022, scientists, and consultants from the Frankfurt-based institutions DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. and ISOE - Institute for Social-Ecological Research have been analysing...
Nov 24, 2022 One man's trash is another man's treasure: pilot plant for conversion of biowaste into bioproducts successfully launched in Belgium
The CAFIPLA consortium has been working for more than two years to find a way of converting biowaste into valuable products for the biobased industry. This week, a first batch of biowaste was successfully processed by the...
Nov 22, 2022 Fostering impact investment and awarding Sustainable Chemistry innovations
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...
Nov 09, 2022 The newly launched Hubs4Circularity Community of Practice: supporting European industries, regions and cities in becoming circular
a network of public and private stakeholders from industries, regions, and cities, replicating ecosystems of industrial and industrial-urban symbiosis, and circular economy.
Oct 24, 2022 ISC3 Investor Forum 2022: Sutstainalble Waste Management, Waste Prevention and Valorisation – Catalysing Innovations by Investing in Sustainable Chemistry
The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) is hosting its 4th virtual Investor Forum on November 9th and November 10th, 2022.
Sep 19, 2022 Call for nominations for Richard Willstätter Prize for Chemical Biology
Please submit your nomination or application by 20 November 2022.
Aug 24, 2022 29/2022 Position Paper: Taking biotech research to the next level
The DECHEMA position paper describes the effects of miniaturization, automation and digitalization on laboratories and the development of biotechnological processes and products. The authors recommend to focus on the...
Aug 10, 2022 Finalists of the third ISC3 Innovation Challenge selected
The international jury of experts chose its 10 finalists from a large number of top-notch applications from five continents.
Jul 13, 2022 Apply now for Catalysis awards
Until beginning of October 2022 catalysts can apply for Jochen Block Prize and Alwin Mittasch Prize.
Mar 07, 2022 Jochen Block Prize for Kai Exner, University Duisburg-Essen
It will be presented at the Annual German Catalysis Meeting on June 28, 2022 in Weimar / Germany.
Feb 23, 2022 Carbon dioxide emissions from ammonia production in Europe could be cut by almost a fifth in 2030
A new report titled “Perspective Europe 2030 - Technology options for CO2-emission reduction of hydrogen feedstock in ammonia production” analyzes different options for existing European ammonia production plants to reduce...
Jan 26, 2022 Otto Roelen Medal for Robert Franke
Professor Dr. Robert Franke, Evonik, receives the Otto-Roelen Medal 2022. The award ceremony will take place on June 28th, 2022 during the Annual Meeting of German Catalysis Scientists.
Jan 18, 2022 DECHEMA Industrial Bioprocess Award - Call for nominations
Deadline for the submission of applications is 15 February 2022.
Jan 05, 2022 Call for Applications for the ISC3 Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and Waste Prevention, Valorization & Management
The ISC3 Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and Waste: Prevention, Valorisation & Management has started. Contest applications will be accepted until April 19, 2022.
Nov 25, 2021 Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energies – Pathways to the Future
A total of 170 international guests from start-ups, finance, industry, science, NGOs and politics took part
Oct 28, 2021 Launch of new cross-border platform: Facilitating the transition to industrial carbon-neutrality in the trilateral region
To foster international collaboration between stakeholders from industry, governments, regulators, infrastructure asset owners and operators the applied research institutes TNO (The Netherlands), DECHEMA (Germany) and...
Oct 20, 2021 Ways towards the Energy Transition – Catalysing Innovation through Investments in Sustainable Chemistry
dynamics and interplay of regulation and reporting related to chemical restrictions, new and alternative business models, and ways forward towards the energy transition are in the focus of the 3rd ISC3 Investor Forum from...
Oct 18, 2021 To tackle one of the most pressing issues facing society – the presence of pollutants and pathogens in
ERA-NET Cofund AquaticPollutants network aims to address the risk posed by contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) through a multi-faceted approach comprised of the freshwater, marine and health research sectors.
Oct 14, 2021 PROMISCES to help establish a zero pollution circular economy
Innovative solutions for removing pollutants from the environment
Oct 12, 2021 ACHEMA 2022: The World Forum for the Process Industries on site in Frankfurt again
ACHEMA 2022 on site in Frankfurt again
Oct 11, 2021 Boosting the recycling of high-performance insulation material across Europe
EU-Projekt CIRCULAR FOAM has started
Sep 13, 2021 Hellmuth Fischer Medal 2022 – Call for Nominations
Works in the fields of electrochemistry, corrosion or corrosion protection will be honored
Sep 06, 2021 Simone Angster heads DECHEMA communications
Simone Angster has taken over as Head of Communications at DECHEMA on September 1, 2021. She is responsible for the internal and external communications of DECHEMA e.V. and is press spokesperson for ACHEMA, the world's...
The market analysis conducted as part of the BBI-funded CAFIPLA project, which is developing a new technology for obtaining biobased chemicals and products from biowaste, shows high potential for four customized biobased...
Jul 26, 2021 Finalists of the second ISC3 Innovation Challenge selected: Ready, set, here are the changemakers!
62 first-class applications were received from 28 countries and six continents.
Jul 14, 2021 ACHEMA-Innovation Challenge - Winners nominated at ACHEMA-Pulse
At the ACHEMA Innovation Challenge, the teams „Otto Normal“, „Data Barber“ , „MT DeepWater“ and „Banius - Intelligent Process Optimization have convinced with their five-minute pitches
Jul 01, 2021 Andreas Förster takes over as Executive Director of DECHEMA
As of July 1, 2021, Dr. Andreas Förster is the new Executive Director of DECHEMA. At the same time, the DECHEMA Office will be reorganized with two new divisional heads. Thereby, the scientific society intends to even better...
Jun 22, 2021 Apply now for Catalysis awards
Until the 17th September 2021 catalysts can apply for the Jochen Block Prize and the Otto Roelen Medal.
Jun 07, 2021 These are the finalists of the ACHEMA Innovation Challenge
Eight teams have impressed with their concepts and will present them as part of the ACHEMA Pulses on June 15 from 3 to 5 pm.
May 27, 2021 Industrial Bioprocessing Award for two young Scientists
Dr. Maike Kuschel, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, and Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jürgen Heidebrecht, Technical University of Munich, were awarded the Industrial Bioprecess Award for their doctoral theses.
Apr 21, 2021 Is process simulation fit for the future?
This question is addressed by the experts of the ProcessNet working committee Process Simulation, Process Synthesis and Knowledge Processing in their current position paper.
Apr 13, 2021 Finalists of the ACHEMA Start-up Award selected
Ten start-ups have made it to the finals of the ACHEMA Start-Up Award. At ACHEMA Pulse in June, the young companies will present their solutions to the global audience.
Mar 15, 2021 Current trends in the process industry: international dialogue more important than ever
Digitalisation, hydrogen, resilient supply chains or faster R&D processes – at ACHEMA Pulse, they take prominent positions in the programme. This digital event offers a hub for all those who want to participate in the...
Mar 01, 2021 ACHEMA Innovation Challenge starting soon
Individuals and teams of students, young professionals and from startups can still register for the ACHEMA Innovation Challenge. Those who develop the best solutions for the implementation of digital methods and artificial...
Feb 25, 2021 Jochen Block Prize for Ulrich Hintermair
The 2021 Jochen Block Prize of the German Catalysis Society goes to Dr. Ulrich Hintermair from the University of Bath. The award is in recognition of his seminal work in developing new methods for studying molecular...
Feb 09, 2021 Alwin Mittasch Prize 2021 goes to Johannes A. Lercher
Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Lercher, TU Munich / Germany. is honored for his contributions in catalysis research.
Jan 25, 2021 ACHEMA Pulse – the new digital flagship for the process industries sets sail
With ACHEMA Pulse on 15 and 16 June 2021, a brand new format is launched. The global virtual live event's primary goal is to bring people, ideas and technology together to explore opportunities for collaboration and...
Jan 18, 2021 Deadline Extended: ACHEMA Media Award 2021 - Looking for journalistic coverage of science and technology
Due to the postponement of ACHEMA, the submission deadline is extended to September 30, 2021.
Jan 11, 2021 Call for Applications for the Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energies
The application period for the ISC3 Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energies has just started. Contest applications will be accepted until March 31, 2021. The winner of the Innovation Challenge...
Dec 07, 2020 ACHEMA Innovation Challenge for the digitalization of the process industry
Who will revolutionize the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries through the innovative use of digital methods? At the ACHEMA Innovation Challenge young researchers and developers have the chance to convince industry...
Nov 26, 2020 ACHEMA Start-up Award 2021 – Deadline extended
In view of the current situation, the application period for the ACHEMA Start-up Award has been extended. The new deadline is 31 December 2020. Until then, prospective founders and start-ups can submit their business plan in...
Nov 25, 2020 DECHEMA Industrial Bioprocess Award - Call for nominations
Young scientists who have made industrially profound contributions to bioprocess engineering with their PhD thesis are invited to apply for the DECHEMA Industrial Bioprocess Award. The thesis should have been finished...
Nov 18, 2020 ACHEMA postponed to 2022 - ACHEMA Pulse in June 2021
ACHEMA 2021 will be postponed to April 4-8, 2022. From June 15-16, 2021, ACHEMA Pulse will offer the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and make new contacts.
Nov 03, 2020 Investor Forum 2020 - Meeting Point for Innovators, Investors and Leaders
Innovations for Sustainable Chemistry Economy value chain
Nov 03, 2020 ISC3 Innovation Challenge - Zila Works/USA wins 25.000 €
The start-up uses industrial hemp to change the way that plastics are made.
Oct 12, 2020 Catalyzing Innovation through Investments in Sustainable Chemistry
The second edition of the Investor Forum will explore how sustainable chemistry can support innovations in achieving the SDGs.
Sep 16, 2020 Five Finalists of the ISC3 Innovation Challenge selected
The five finalists of the ISC3 Innovation Challenge come from Egypt, Ghana, Tanzania and USA.
Aug 20, 2020 ACHEMA 2021: Stimuli for business growth
From 14 to 18 June 2021 the world's leading show for the process industry will open its doors in Frankfurt.
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