International Conference on Bio-based Materials: Standardization, Labelling & Certification and Oleochemicals & Bio-based Polymers

++ 10 - 11 May, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany ++

++ almost 70 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 annual 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 in 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.

On the first day of the conference, the session on "Standardization, Labelling & Certification“ will bring the latest information on standards and labelling of bio-based products. Speaker Lara Dammer from nova-Institute has worked in depth on these issues in the framework of several European projects. Representatives of the leading certification systems for biomass for fuels as well as chemicals and materials, ISCC and RSB will give an update on the status of certification and future developments.
On the second day, bio-based polyamides, polyurethanes, polylactic acid and oleochemicals are the focus of the session „Oleochemicals & Bio-based Polymers“. Join us!

Please find in the following the speakers with their topics:

Standardisation, Labelling and Certifications

Lara Dammer,
nova-Institut GmbH, DE
News from Standardisation, Labelling and Public Procurement of Bio-based Products
Marcelle Peuckert, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), CH Driving the Development of the Bioeconomy
Norbert Schmitz,
ISCC System GmbH, DE
Sustainable Supply Chains and Certification 4.0 - Core Building Block for Bio-Based Materials

Oleochemicals and Bio-based Polymers 

Alex Kedo
Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd., CN
Developments in 1,5-Pentanediamine based Polyamides as a Innovative Next-Generation Bio-based and Renewable Polymer - Abstract here
Kristians Grundštoks
PolyLabs, LAT
Bio-based Polyols for the Polyurethane Industry from tall Oil and Rape Seed Oil - Abstract here

Francois de Bie
Corbion, NL

Total and Corbion join Forces to bring Innovation to the PLA Market - Abstract here
Peter Greven
Peter Greven GmbH & Co.KG, DE
Innovative and Sustainable Solutions from the Oleochemical Industry - Abstract here
Antonio Touriño Couso
Bio-solutions and Actual Alternatives in the Wood Based Industry to Obtain a Greener Foot Print - Abstract here


Please take a look at the full programme at here. Register now at here!

Innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2017″
The prestigious innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2017″ is approaching. The advisory board’s eagerly awaited preselection of the „Top 6“ most innovative materials and products nominees will be announced very soon. All nominated companies benefit from nova’s powerful marketing campaigns ahead to the conference.

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