CO₂: CCU (Carbon Capture & Usage)

Novis develops and builds CO2 plants in the field of Carbon Capture & Use in order to make a contribution to a more climate-friendly world.
Here, emitted CO2 is captured, purified, concentrated and made storable before it escapes into the atmosphere so that it can then be used in other processes, such as the cultivation of microalgae. Novis is working on systems for both agricultural and industrial applications.

Use of CO₂ in wine produktion

With the help of four innovations, CO produced during wine production is to be further utilized.

The production of wine produces gas that consists mainly of carbon dioxide. Each bottle of wine produces 40g of carbon dioxide. In total, wine fermentation produces 1.5 million tons of CO per year in the EU alone.

This CO is captured and analyzed with the help of a completely newly developed sensor array. The gas is then purified, compressed, liquefied and stored. A small proportion of the liquid CO is used in the wine cellar. However, the majority is then sent to a nearby algae production facility, where it feeds the algae. The algae are then used to produce raw materials for the cosmetics and food industries.

The project is being realized in cooperation with the association of wineries in Portugal. Novis GmbH from Tübingen is supplying the complete system for CO utilization. The developments are supported by the Tübingen-based companies JLM (development of the sensor system) and the Tübingen-based company 42aaS with the development of artificial intelligence.


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CAPTUS - Renewable energy from captured carbon emissions

The aim of the project is to equip three of the largest CO₂-emitting industries, namely the steel, concrete and chemical industries, with new CO₂-saving or CO₂-reducing concepts. To this end, a total of 18 partners in 0 different EU countries are involved in setting up 3 pilot plants - one for each industrial sector.

Novis is working on the development of a plant that aims to purify and concentrate the CO₂ in order to make it storable for further use. A new approach is being used that combines technologies from other industrial sectors.

The CO₂ is then used to cultivate microalgae in order to produce bio-oils that can be used as a renewable energy source or as bioplastics. The plant is being built in Povoa de Santa Iria, Portugal.


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Composites made from fermented hop vines

Since May 2019, Novis has been working together with the German Institute of Textile and Fiber Research (DITF), the company Hopfenpower and the Nuding joinery on the production of composite materials from fermented hop residues.

There is a growing market for sustainable and ecological products in the fiber composite industry. The use of natural fibers and bio-based plastics plays a decisive role in this. However, natural fibers must be specially cultivated and isolated from the plant for material recycling.

The aim of the project is to develop a process chain that leads to a high-quality composite material from fermented hop vines. In this context, Novis is developing the processes for processing the fibers from the biogas plants.