8th International Conference on Bio-based Materials


13 - 15 April 2015, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

Special Topics: Bio-based 3D Printing - Microplastics in the environment - 3rd Day Dedicated to High-Potential Start-Ups


++ free booth for the first 20 bookers - only a 3-days conference entrance ticket is needed! ++ already 8 booths booked ++

This conference aims to provide major players from the European and Asian bio-based chemicals, plastics and composite industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies. Representatives of political bodies and associations will also have their say alongside leading companies. Due to the huge response for the second time the conference will count with a third day especially dedicated to start-ups.
The 8th International Conference on Bio-based Materials (“Biowerkstoff-Kongress”) builds on successful previous conferences: 250 participants and 30 exhibitors mainly from industry are expected!

Sessions of the Conference

1st Day

  • Policy and markets
  • Commercial biorefineries
  • Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2015"

2nd Day

  • Biopolymers and building blocks
  • Bio-based 3D Printing
  • Microplastics in the environment: Sources, Impacts and Solutions

3rd Day

  • Start-ups with partners

Advisory Board

  • Dr. Wolfgang Baltus, National Innovation Agency (Thailand)
  • Christiaan Bolck, Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)
  • Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels, Vito (Belgium)
  • Prof. Jörg Müssig, Hochschule Bremen (Germany)
  • Prof. MSc Jan Ravenstijn, Biopolymer Consultant (The Netherlands)
  • Dr. Thomas Schwarz, CLIB2021 (Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Haralabos Zorbas, IBB Netzwerk (Germany)