273 registered participants from 26 countries.

Save the date: 13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 12 - 13 May 2020

++ Programme published ++ 5 workshops - prior, at and after the conference ++ In cooperation with CLIB ++


Three winners of the innovation award "Bio-based Material of the year 2019"!

Evolution of the Bioeconomy: Survival of the Fittest? Learning from Success.

Despite the harsh environment, a few innovative companies find markets for their new bio-based building blocks, chemicals and polymers. We will introduce you to the technology leaders our planet needs for a sustainable future.
Today, PLA is produced by two leading companies, bio-based PBS has become commercially available and soon the first bio-based PP will enter the market while bio-based PE production capacities are expanded at the same time. Bio-based polymers can be found in almost all application sectors, such as packaging, consumer goods, toys, automotive, textiles or coating. New bio-based building blocks are also available for body care, cosmetics, food ingredients and pharmaceuticals. On top of that, more and more biogenic side streams from the food industry are utilised via biotechnology as part of the circular bioeconomy.
Every year the Innovation AwardBio-based Material of the Year” is given to the most innovative material and product on the market. In 2019, six companies will be nominated by an expert jury, out of which the winner will be chosen during the conference.  Join one of the biggest B2B events of the year and experience the most exciting new developments and strategies in bioeconomy.
We will introduce you to the technology leaders our planet needs for a sustainable future. This year in close cooperation with CLIB.

Exhibition and sponsoring opportunities

Would you like to increase your visibility in public? You are very welcoem as a sponsor of the conference! All sponsoring opportunities are available for download here.

The fee of a booth (6 qm) is 500 EUR (excl. 19% VAT). We provide you with a table, tablecloths, a pin board, a chair and a power connection. You are welcome to use your own booth system. After booking your booth, submit a printable logo and a company profile to Mr. Dominik Vogt .


nova-Institute is a private and independent research institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on bio-based and CO2-based economy in the fields of food and feedstock, techno-economic evaluation, markets, sustainability, dissemination, B2B communication and policy. Every year, nova organises several large conferences on these topics; nova-Institute has 30 employees and an annual turnover of more than 3 million €. Get the latest news from nova-Institute, subscribe here.



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nova-Institut GmbH

Mr. Dominik Vogt
Chemiepark Knapsack
Industriestraße 300
50354 Huerth / Germany
Phone: +49(0)2233-48-1449

Important deadlines

Abstract submission
15 February 2019

Award application
28 February 2019

Poster submission
6 May 2019

15 – 16 May 2019