13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials announced by Plastic Free World supporter nova-Institute

13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials announced by Plastic Free World supporter nova-Institute

February 18, 2020
Press Release: nova-Institute

Despite the challenging environment, innovative companies are finding markets for their new bio-based building blocks, chemicals and polymers

The 13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials – taking place on 12-13 May 2020 at Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany – will present success stories and upcoming technological breakthroughs in the bioeconomy. The event is one of the most established on bio-based materials in Europe and continues to expand. Around 300 participants and 30 exhibitors, mainly from industry, are expected for the 2020 edition, where the leading companies of the bio-based economy meet to exchange ideas and network.

Bio-based polymers can be found in almost all application sectors, such as packaging, consumer goods, toys, automotive, textiles or coatings. New bio-based building blocks are also available for bodycare, cosmetics, food ingredients and pharmaceuticals. On top of that, more and more biogenic side streams from the food industry are utilized via biotechnology as part of the circular bioeconomy.

In 2020, the Bio-based Materials Conference will be focused on: ‘Policy and Markets’; ‘Fine chemicals in body care, cosmetics, food ingredients and pharmaceuticals’; ‘Circular bioeconomy, biorefineries, pyrolysis and especially lignin utilization’; and ‘New opportunities for bio-based building blocks and polymers’.

As with every year, the Innovation Award, ‘Bio-based Material of the Year’, is awarded to the most innovative material and product on the market. Six companies will be nominated by an expert jury, out of which the winner will be selected by the conference participants.

Further information about the conference can be found by clicking here 

 

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