Bio-based Polymers @ 11th International Conference on Bio-based Materials

The 11th International Conference on Bio-based Materials (15-16 May 2018, Cologne, Germany) will show the diversity of the Bioeconomy

++ Already more than 70 participants registered & 14 exhibitors ++ Final programme online ++ The conference is well established and one of the biggest in Europe. We expect more than 200 participants, mainly from industry. ++

The bioeconomy is developing in many directions: New bio-based building blocks, polymers and other materials for a wide range of applications. “For the conference, we always invite the leading companies worldwide to Cologne – a unique opportunity to meet the outrider in the field at one place”, says Michael Carus, Managing Director of organizer nova-Institute. In addition the latest technology trends, market data and policies will be presented at the conference by international experts.

The conference is aimed at providing international major players from the bio-based building blocks, polymers and industrial biotechnology industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies. Please find in the following all presentations of the session on bio-based polymers:

Bio-Based Polymers

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Müssig
Hochschule Bremen - University of Applied Sciences (DE)
Michael Carus
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)
Update on Market Data and Forecast for Bio-Based Polymers
Bjarne Högström
PolymerFront AB (SE)
New Applications for Bio-based Plastics – Examples from many Different Sectors - Abstract here
Dr. Lars Börger
Neste (Suisse) (FI/CH)
New Developments of Traceable, Renewable Plastics for Bio-Based Drop-in Solutions
Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels
Dr. Anne Kutz
Covestro Deutschland AG (DE)
Alternative Feedstocks in the Polymer Industry: Status and Perspective
Bert Clymans
Total Corbion PLA bv (NL)
75.000 Tonnes of PLA - Towards the New Plastics Economy and Beyond
Marco Jansen
Braskem Netherlands B.V. (NL)
The Role of Drop-In Bioplastics in the Circular Economy
Jean-Luc Dubois
Arkema (FR) 
Review of Bio-based Routes to Polyamides - Abstract here

Final programme is online here.

Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018″!

For the 11th year in a row, the prestigious Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2018" 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 2017 or will be launched in 2018. 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 open by end of March 2018.

Exhibition Opportunities

The fee of an exhibition booth (6qm) 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. Please submit Mr. Dominik Vogt  your preferred booth number, a printable logo and a company profile.


The nova-Institute would like to acknowledge InfraServ GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG (DE) for sponsoring the renowned Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018”. BASF SE (DE) and UPM (FI) are supporting the confernce as Silver Sponsors, FKUR and Neste (Suisse) (CH) as a Bronze Sponsors.

Best regards,

Your nova-conference team