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Intro: Bio-based Polymers and Plastics – Technologies, Applications, Markets & Policy

“International Conference on Bio-based Materials”, 12–14 May 2020, ONLINE EVENT

Bio-based polymers and plastics are at the heart of the bio-based economy, but at the same time face many discussions about their meaningfulness. The fact that they replace fossil carbon and thus contribute to climate protection is often not recognized. And biodegradation is demanded by users and brands, criticised by NGOs and politicians as not a good end of life option.
Twelve expert speakers of the session „Bio-based Polymers and Plastics – Technologies, Applications, Markets & Policy“ will give you a comprehensive overview on the status and outlook of the sector: political framework (circular economy, Single-use plastic directive), markets and trends, latest developments of large polymer manufacturers, medium-sized companies, start-ups and research. Please find the details here:


Lara Dammer
nova-Institut (DE)
European Plastic Strategy and Circular Economy
Raj Chinthapalli and Asta Partanen
nova-Institut (DE)
Market and Trend Report on Bio- and CO2-based Polymers and Biocomposites
Fabien Resweber
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (FR)
Incorporating Renewable Carbon in a wide Thermoplastic Solutions Offer - Abstract
Mounir Izallalen
Eastman Chemical Company (US)
Eastman Cellulose Esters Polymers in the Circular Bioeconomy - Abstract
Jan Ravenstijn
Fast Growing PHA-Demand and New Capacities, but what about Legislation?
Lenka Mynarova
NAFIGATE Corporation
Natural Polymer Hydal PHA – New Global Opportunities for Circular Bioeconomy Solution - Abstract
René Saint-Loup
Roquette (FR)
POLYSORB® – A Versatile Monomer for Improving Thermoplastics and Thermosetting Properties - Abstract
Verena Koch
Peter Greven (DE)
Carbon Footprint of Oleochemicals – How Allocation Methods and Boundary Settings Impact the Footprint - Abstract
Daniel Zehm
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP (DE)
FDCA-based Polymer Materials beyond PEF - Abstract
Clémentine Arnault
Carbiolice (FR)
Carbiolice makes PLA Fully Compostable - Abstract
Rafael Alonso
Novel Bio-based Polymers and Biomolecules for Sustainable Packaging Developments - Abstract


The innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2020”

Like every year, the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year” will be awarded to the most innovative material and product on the market. Six new materials and products out of 17 applications have been nominated for the innovation award by the members of the advisory board. The three winners will be chosen by an online poll at the end of the first conference day by the participants of the conference and awarded with a prize, sponsored by YNCORIS Industrial Services.


All information about the online conference on bio-based materials you will here:
More than 200 participants are expected to attend the “13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials” online.

The nova-Institute would like to acknowledge YNCORIS Industrial Services (DE) for sponsoring the renowned innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2020”. Special thank goes to NESTE (DE/FI) and UPM (DE/FI) for supporting the conference as Gold Sponsors and also to our Premium Partner CLIB (DE). We also thank our conference partners and media partners.