Lignocellulose & Yeast as Platform @ 11th Int. 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 90 participants registered, more than 200 are expected ++ 18 exhibitors ++ Final programme online ++ The conference is well established and one of the biggest in Europe.

Meet: ++ AkzoNobel ++ Arkema ++ Avantium ++ BASF ++ Biopetrolia ++ Borregaard ++ Braskem ++ Clariant ++ CLIB2021 ++ Cosun ++ Covestro ++ DIN CERTCO ++ DuPont ++ Eastman Chemical ++ European Bioplastics ++ Evonik ++ FKUR ++ Fraunhofer ++ Haldor Topsoe ++ IBB ++ INEOS ++ Klüber ++ Neste ++ NNFCC ++ Reverdia ++ SOLVAY ++ Suiker Unie ++ Südzucker ++ TECNARO ++ Tecnon OrbiChem ++ TNO ++ Total Corbion ++ UPM ++ VITO ++ VTT ++ WUR ++ and many more

The sessions we would like to highlight today show yeast as a platform technology for bio-based chemicals and the use of lignocellulose. And this concerns not 2nd generation biofuels, but aromatics, microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), cellulose acetate, cellulose fibers for the textile industry and functional biopolymers, furanic oligomers and phenolic monomers. Exciting, don’t miss it. 

Please find in the following all presentations of the sessions on lignocellulose & yeast as platform:


Yeast as Platform Technology for Bio-Based Chemicals

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Haralabos Zorbas
Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern (IBB Netzwerk GmbH) (DE)

Dr. John Morrissey
University College Cork (IE)
Diversifying the Yeast Biomolecule Portfolio – from Bioethanol to Biomaterials
Dr. Anastasia Krivoruchko
Biopetrolia (SE)
Specialty Chemicals through Engineered Biology - Abstract here

Lignocellulose - Lignin & Cellulose

Chairman: Gudbrand Rødsrud
Borregaard AS (NO)
Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels
Membrane Separation Technology as a Valuable and Efficient Tool in the Value Chain of Wood Chemicals and Materials - Abstract here
Holli Alexander
Eastman Chemical Company (USA)
Innovative Cellulose Ester Engineering Thermoplastics

Dr. Hans Øvrebø
Borregaard AS (NO)
Experience from the First Year of Running the Exilva Plant and Market Potentials for the Products - Abstract here
Jukka Kantola
KaiCell Fibers LTd. (FI)
Forest Industry Reaching out to Textile Fibres
Dr. Ing. R.J.A. (Richard) Gosselink
Wageningen Food & Biobased Research (NL)
Zero Waste Ligno-Cellulosic Biorefineries by Integrated Lignin and Humins Valorisation (ZELCOR) - 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 mid of April 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 (DE), Neste (Suisse) (CH) and Synvina (NL) as a Bronze Sponsors.

Best regards,

Your nova-conference team