Dipl.-Phys. Michael Carus

Michael Carus (MSc) (Germany) physicist, founder and managing director of the nova-Institute, is working for over 20 years in the field of Bio-based Economy. This includes biomass feedstock, processes, bio-based chemistry, polymers, fibres and composites. The focus of his work are market analysis, techno-economic and ecological evaluation as well as the political and economic framework for bio-based processes and applications (“level playing field for industrial material use”). Carus comprehensive worldwide networks helps to get in contact to the leading experts for the market study.

As executive office of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), nova-Institute/Carus was member of the Lead Market Initiative (LMI) „Ad-hoc Advisory Group for Bio-based Products“ (2010-2013), and is member of the Technical Committee, CEN/TC 411 "Bio-based products" (since 2011) and member of the “Expert Group on Bio-based Products” of the European Commission (since 2013), and also member of the biomass supply Thematic Working Group of the "Bioeconomy Panel" of the European Commission (since 2013).

Michael Carus is main author of different fundamental reports and policy papers on Bio-based Economy in the EU. Most of them can be downloaded for free: www.bio-based.eu/policy