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Renewable Materials Conference 2021

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Agromine: Let’s grow our metals!


Audio Technical Manual Life Agromine An introduction to agromining in Greek with Maria Konstantinou (International Hellenic University) and the science communicator Evgenia Tsianou (alchemia-nova). Trailer Agromining in Greek:   Introduction to Agromining in Greek:   Audio Technical Manual in Agromining (English): What is agromining? Answer by Guillaume Echevarria, University of Lorraine and Johannes Kisser, alchemia-nova Read more

HYDROUSA selected by EU Climate Adaptation Strategy


We are very proud to announce that our project HYDROUSA has been amongst the 11 selected by the European Commission amongst all active Horizon 2020 projects contributing to the new EU Climate Adaptation Strategy in the category Floods and Droughts. The new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change “Forging a climate- resilient Europe” has Read more

Fundamentals of Building Deconstruction as a Circular Economy Strategy for the Reuse of Construction Materials


As part of the project “Urban Pop-Up Housing Environments and Their Potential as Local Innovation Systems”.a paper to the Journal “Applied Science” got published in the special issue “Sustainable and Durable Building Materials”. In this paper Gaetano Bertino (alchemia-nova), Johannes Kisser (alchemia-nova), Julia Zeilinger (BOKU), Tatjana Fischer (BOKU), Guenter Langergraber (BOKU) and Doris Österreicher (BOKU) Read more

Fundamentals of Building Deconstruction as a Circular Economy Strategy for the Reuse of Construction Materials

LooPi is the winner of the Green Concept Award 2021 in the Category “Architecture and Tiny houses Start-up”


LooPi® won the Green Concept Award 2021 in the category Architecture Architektur & Tiny Houses. „Loopi has an interesting approach, it would be nice if there were more such public toilets in the future.“  Official Green Product Award Statement LooPi® is an autonomous plant-based unisex urinal for public spaces. Flushing water is treated in an integrated vertical constructed wetland, Read more

How to live in a HOUSEFUL Building?


Theresa Heitzlhofer is responsible for the interlinking between people and technology at alchemia-nova and, as part of the stand-up innovation #tomorrow living event, thought about how we will live tomorrow and not which technologies we will use, but how will it work out for us humans then feel what will change. What is HOUSEFUL? The Read more

Events

#EUCircularTalks Governance and system change


We are co-organising this #EUCircularTalks on Governance and system change and will share insights of AUSTRIAN BIOCYCLES and DIRECT HUBS. Date:18.05.2021 Program: 10:00-10:05 Welcome and introductory survey 10:05-10:20 Introductory speech 1 Andreas Thurner, President of the Thematic Study Group on Sustainable Food Systems 10:20-10:35 Introductory speech 2 Franc Bogovič, Member of European Parliament 10:35-11:20 Kick-off Read more

#EUCircularTalks Governance and systems

Introduction to HYDROUSA Webinar


3 webinars are focusing on the circular solutions of HYDROUSA project in three Mediterranean regions. HYDROUSA 2021 webinar series introduces you to the mission towards a viable scenario of a circular economy. Challenges of water supply, wastewater and biodiversity loss – by extracting water from unconventional sources utilising state-of-the-art and nature based technological innovations will Read more

Introduction to HYDROUSA Webinar

Renewable Materials Conference 2021


When

18/5/2021 - 20/5/2021

Online event – Three-day program: Which renewable materials are solutions that meet the needs of future societies? As a response to this challenging question, nova-Institute has decided to unite all relevant industries in the new “Renewable Materials Conference”, May 18–20, 2021, featuring a unique concept to present all renewable material solutions at one event: bio-based, Read more

Renewable Materials Conference 2021

Join the HOUSEFUL community- take part in the Co-Creation Workshop


“Unity creates strength, especially when the contribution of all is needed. Take for example the housing sector and its currently inefficient use of available resources.” In our HOUSEFUL project, we are implementing circular solutions for buildings. A lot of innovative ideas and solutions are already available for the building sector. But social acceptance and people Read more

Einladung Co Creation HOUSEFUL Workshop

Past events

HOUSEFUL at the Interim Presentation of the International Building Exhibition Vienna 2022


Our HOUSEFUL project is represented at the exhibition “How will we live tomorrow?” with its own room in which the VertEco is set up. The exhibition is part of the interim presentation of IBA-Wien 2022. It offers an overview of the selected projects and processes for the implementation of innovative new developments on the subject Read more

HOUSEFUL bei der Zwischenausstellung der Internationalen Bauausstellung Wien 2022

13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials (BMC)


When

12.-14.5.2020

Bio-based polymers can be found in almost all application areas such as packaging, consumer goods, toys, vehicle construction, textiles or coatings. Biodegradable polymers open up new markets. New bio-based building blocks are available for body care, cosmetics, food ingredients and pharmaceuticals. On top of that, more and more biogenic side streams from the food industry Read more

stand-up innovation #tomorrowliving


How will we live tomorrow? This is the topic of the interim presentation of the International Building Exhibition Vienna 2022. With experts from Viennese spatial planning, green facades planning and circular economy, we will discuss how the future of houses, living and cities can and shall look like. The record of the event can be Read more


Publications

Fundamentals of Building Deconstruction as a Circular Economy Strategy for the Reuse of Construction Materials


As part of the project “Urban Pop-Up Housing Environments and Their Potential as Local Innovation Systems”.a paper to the Journal “Applied Science” got published in the special issue “Sustainable and Durable Building Materials”. In this paper Gaetano Bertino (alchemia-nova), Johannes Kisser (alchemia-nova), Julia Zeilinger (BOKU), Tatjana Fischer (BOKU), Guenter Langergraber (BOKU) and Doris Österreicher (BOKU) Read more

Fundamentals of Building Deconstruction as a Circular Economy Strategy for the Reuse of Construction Materials

A review of nature-based solutions for resource recovery in cities


Johannes Kisser and Maria Wirth published on February 3rd, 2020 in Blue-Green Systems by IWA publishing “A review of nature-based solutions for resource recovery in cities” together with partners of the COST Action CA17133 focussing on implementing nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city. Opportunity: Our modern cities are resource sinks designed on the Read more

A review of nature-based solutions for resource recovery in cities

Framework Conditions and Strategies for Pop-Up Environments in Urban Planning


alchemia-nova proudly presents the publication of our team-mate Gaetano Bertino in the special issue Urban Planning and Social Well-being of the Sustainability Journal. The purpose of this research work is to outline the general requirements of pop-up environments in urban developments that allow for adequate integration into urban planning strategies. Based on an extensive evaluation Read more

Urban Pop up Housing

Layman’s Agromine Report


Farming for Metals:  Layman’s Agromine Report got published (see below) and includes information about the Life AGROMINE project which uses nickel-accumulating plants to extract nickel from soil and store it in the above-ground biomass. Find here the report in EN, DE, AL, ES, FR, GR to download: laymans_agromine_AL laymans_agromine_DE laymans_agromine_EN laymans_agromine_FR laymans_agromine_ES laymans_agromine_GR The picture shows a field Read more

Article in Ecological Engineering


The article “Long term decentralized greywater treatment for water reuse purposes in a tourist facility by Vertical Ecosystem” written by our colleague Andrea Zraunig with the assistance of Heinz Gattringer and Johannes Kisser published by Elsevier is available on ScienceDirect – anyone clicking this link before September 18, 2019 will be taken directly to the article. You Read more