10 May 2017: 9:30 am - 6 pm
11 May 2017: 9 am - 6 pm

1st Day, 10 May 2017

09:00 Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH, DE: Conference Opening & Chairman

Policy and Markets

09:40 Pilar Llorente,
Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), BE
Public - Private Cooperation to Support  the Transition to a Bio-based Economy: the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking - Abstract here

Chairman: Prof. Jan Ravenstijn, Jan Ravenstijn Consulting, NL

Dr. Willem Sederel,
Biobased Delta, NL

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


Lars Börger,
Neste (Suisse) SA, CH
From Renewable Feedstock to Bio-based Solutions - Abstract here
11:00 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
11:40 Philippa Davies,
Tecnon OrbiChem, UK
Overview on Markets of Bio-based Building Blocks - Abstract here
12:10 Lunch Break


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? - Abstract here
14:40 Michael Carus,
nova-Institut GmbH, DE
Highlights from nova Research in 2016
15:10 Coffee Break

Standardisation, Labelling and Certifications

Chairwoman: Muriël Dewilde, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BE)
15:40 Lara Dammer,
nova-Institut GmbH, DE
News from Standardisation, Labelling and Public Procurement of Bio-based Products
16:00 Marcelle Peuckert, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), CH Driving the Development of the Bioeconomy
16:20 Dr. Norbert Schmitz,
ISCC System GmbH, DE
Sustainable Supply Chains and Certification 4.0 - Core Building Block for Bio-Based Materials - Abstract here

Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2017"

Chaiman: Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH, DE


Award-Sponsor: Gordana Hofmann-Jovic, InfraServ GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG, DE
17:00 Eduardo Gordillo, BIO-LUTIONS GmbH, DE BIO-LUTIONS Fibres, Up-cycled Agricultural Residuals
17:10 Chuck Yurkovich,
Cooper Tire, US
Guayule Natural Rubber for Tire Application
17:20 Dr.-Ing. Thomas Köppl, Hexpol TPE, BE/SE Dryflex® Green, Bio-based Thermoplastic Elastomer
17:30 Tuomas Mustonen,
Paptic Ltd., FI
The Next Generation of Paper is a Novel Renewable, Recycable and Reusable Material
17:40 Gabriel Davies, Patagonia, US Patagonia Yulex R3 wetsuit
17:50 Janin Wascinski
Phytowelt Green Technologies GmbH, DE
Chiral Raspberry Fragrance, (R)-Alpha-Ionone
18:00 Voting
20:00 Dinner buffet and Innovation Award Ceremony

2nd Day, 11 May 2017

Bio-based Building Blocks and Platform Chemicals


Chairmen: Christiaan Bolck, Wageningen UR, NL & Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), BE

09:00 Matti Heikkilä, 
MetGen, FI
Industrial Enzymes for Cellulosic Sugars and Beyond - the Power and Speed of Tailored Solutions - Abstract here


Thomas Kläusli,
AVALON Industries, CH
Everything from Sugar - 5-HMF as Key Enabler in Bio-based Chemistry - Abstract here
09:40 Alexander Krapivin, Reverdia, NL Biosuccinium® - Unlocking the Bio-based Polymers of Tomorrow - Abstract here
10:00 Dr. Marijn Rijkers, InnoSyn B.V. (NL): The Levulinic Acid Product Tree: a Versatile Opportunity in the Bio-based Economy
10:20 Tim Davies, Green Biologics, UK A Chemical Reaction: Changing Commodities into High Value Specialty Products - Abstract here
10:40 Coffee Break
11:10 Gudbrand Rødsrud, Borregaard, NO Established and New Applications for Lignin, Hemicellulose and Cellulose
11:40 Ed de Jong
Avantium Chemicals BV, NL
Renewable Chemicals into Bio-based Materials: from Lignocellulose to PEF - Abstract here
12:10 Christian Lenges,
DuPont Industrial Biosciences, US
Enzymatic Polymerization: Biotechnology Enabled Polysaccarides & Applications - Abstract here
12:30 Lunch Break
14:00 Nathalie Berezina,
Ynsect, FR
Insects - Novel Source of Biomaterials - Abstract here

Oleochemicals and Bio-based Polymers 

Chairman: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Müssig, Hochschule Bremen, DE
14:20 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
14:40 Kristians Grundštoks,  
PolyLabs, LAT
Bio-based Polyols for the Polyurethane Industry from Tall Oil and Rape Seed Oil - Abstract here
15:00 Francois de Bie, 
Corbion, NL
Total and Corbion join Forces to bring Innovation to the PLA Market - Abstract here
15:20 Peter Greven,
Peter Greven GmbH & Co.KG, DE
Innovative and Sustainable Solutions from the Oleochemical Industry - Abstract here
15:40 Coffee Break
16:10 Antonio Touriño Couso, FORESA, ES Bio-Solutions and Actual Alternatives in the Wood Based Industry to Obtain a Greener Foot Print - Abstract here


Chairwoman: Dr. Eva Waldvogel-Mohr, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Prjekträger Jülich, DE


The following two start-ups have been selected by the
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) // Federal Ministry of Education and Research


Dr. Dr. Uwe Bölz,
HPX Polymers GmbH, DE
Development of New Bio-degradable Materials Based on Waste Materials from Industrial Processing of Renewable Resources - Abstract here


Martin Bellof, Autodisplay Biotech GmbH, DE

Utilisation of Empty Fruit Bunches - a Step Towards a More Sustainable Production of Palm Oil

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Haralabos Zorbas, IBB Netzwerk GmbH, DE
17:00 Martin Spitznagel,
Dust BioSolutions GmbH, DE
Turning Dust into Stone (with the Help of Bacteria)


Elena Benedetti, 
AEP Polymers Sri, IT

Bio-based Phenolics: Development of New Industrial Polymers for Fibre-Reinforced Composites and Polyrethane Foams - Abstract here

17:30 Guy Hélin,
Syngulon, FR
Synthetic Biology Technology to Boost Green Chemicals Production - Abstract here
17:45 Networking, Snacks


Advisory Board

Dr. Wolfgang Baltus, Wobalt Expedition Consultancy (TH)

Christiaan Bolck, Wageningen University (NL)

Doris de Guzman, Tecnon OrbiChem Ltd. (USA)
Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels, Flemisch Institute for Technological Research (VITO) (BE)
Prof. Dr. Jörg Müssig, Hochschule Bremen (DE)
Prof. Jan Ravenstijn, Jan Ravenstijn Consulting (NL)
Dr. Thomas Schwarz, CLIB2021 (DE)
Prof. Dr. Haralabos Zorbas, IBB Netzwerk GmbH (DE)