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INFO: Call for papers & innovations: 12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 15–16 May 2019, Cologne

12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials

Save the date: 15 – 16 May 2019, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

Evolution of the Bioeconomy: Evolution of the Bioeconomy: Survival of the Fittest? Learning from Success.
2018-11-13, Cologne – 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 Award “Bio-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.

Topics of the conference

1st Day, (15 May 2019)

  • Vision & Policy
  • Building & Polymers
  • Fine Chemicals
  • Innovation Award

2nd Day, (16 May 2019)

  • Buidling Blocks & Polymers
  • Biodegradable Polymers
  • Biorefineries

We will present you further information soon on workshops

  • on first and second generation biorefineries
  • on in-depth B2C market research
  • on standards and norms, hurdles and barriers

Call for papers & posters

You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies or developments. Hand in your application here as soon as possible. Want to present a poster? Hand in your application here please.

Call for innovations

For the 12th year in a row, the Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year" will be granted to the young, innovative bio-based chemicals and materials industry for finding suitable applications and markets for bio-based products. The focus of the award is on new developments within these areas, which had been launched in 2018 or will be launched in 2019. Producers and inventors of innovative bio-based materials are invited to hand in their application.

Deadline for submission: Producers and inventors of innovative bio-based materials are invited to hand in their application by end of February 2019.


Exhibition and sponsoring opportunities

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

Many thanks to Infraserv Knapsack for sponsoring the Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year".

All sponsoring opportunities are available for download here.