8th International Conference on Bio-based Materials

SAVE THE DATE: 13 - 15 April 2015, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany


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


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: More than 200 participants and 20 exhibitors mainly from industry are expected!

Preliminary Programme

1st Day
Policy and market
Commercial biorefineries
Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2015"

2nd Day
Biopolymers and building blocks
3D Printing with biopolymers and natural fibers
Microparticles: Sources, Consequences 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)