Policy & Markets: International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 10-11 May, Cologne, Germany

++ almost 60 participants registered ++ programme online ++ Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2017" ++ already 17 exhibitors

The 10th International Conference on Bio-based Materials will take place on 10-11 May 2017 in Cologne, Germany. One of the biggest events in Europe: 250 participants expected!

The bioeconomy is developing well. Most investment is going to the core of the bioeconomy: bio-based building blocks and platform chemicals. The capacities show a two-digit yearly growth. Based on this, new building blocks, new bio-based polymers, coatings, surfactants and others will follow. “For the conference, we were able to get the ten leading companies worldwide to Cologne –  a unique opportunity to meet the pioneers in the field at one place”, says Michael Carus, Managing Director of organizer nova-Institute. In addition the latest market data and policy trends will be presented at the conference by international experts.

The first day of the conference will start with the session on „Policy and Markets“. World leading experts present the latest market data on bio-based building blocks and polymers as well as policy updates for the Bioeconomy:


Policy and Markets


Willem Vaessen,
Deloitte, NL

People-Planet-Profit: The Societal Return on Investment in Bio-based Chemicals and Materials

Lars Börger,
Neste (Suisse) SA, CH
From Renewable Feedstock to Bio-based Solutions  
Pierre-Alain Schieb, Backcasting SAS, FR Policy Updates for the Bioeconomy – Highlights and Future Prospects Around the World - Abstract here

Michael Carus,
nova-Institut GmbH, DE
Production Capacities of Bio-based Polymers and their Precursors
  Philippa Davies,
Tecnon OrbiChem, UK
Overview on Markets of Bio-based Building Blocks

Dr. Wolfgang Baltus, 
Wobalt Expedition Consultancy, TH
Emerging Bio-based Economies in Asia - Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Harald Kaeb,
Narocon Innovation Consulting, DE 
"Bagislation" in Italy and France: Market Motor for Bio-based Plastics?
Michael Carus,
nova-Institut GmbH, DE
Highlights from nova Research in 2016


Please take a look at the programme at here.

Innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2017″ - last chance to participate:
The prestigious innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2017″ will be awarded for the tenth time. The advisory board will make a preselection of all applications and narrow the field down to a “Top 6” new materials and products. The final decision will be made by the conference participants after the nominees presented their innovations. Applications are still open until end of February.

Registration is online at here.

Our thanks go to InfraServ Knapsack, Sponsor of the Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2017"!

We are looking forward to meeting you at the conference.

Your nova conference team