5 April 2016: 10 am - 6 pm
6 April 2016: 9 am - 5 pm

The programme will contain the following topics:

  • New policy and markets

  • New biomass utilization pathway beyond drop-ins

  • New building blocks and polymers

  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)

  • Lignin utilisation

  • Cellulose fibres

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr. Harald Kaeb, narocon Innovation Consulting, DE: Consumption of biodegradable plastics in Europe: Drivers and Trends
  • Thibaud Caulier, Solvay, BE
  • Doris de Guzman, Tecnon OrbiChem Ltd., UK: Latest development of bio-based building blocks, status and outlook
  • Dr. Ir. Hans Hoydonckx, TransFurans Chemicals bvba, BE
  • Eric Fautz, ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH, DE
  • Prof. Dr. Antje Potthast, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, AT: Status and outlook of lignin utilisation
  • Dr. Thomas J. Farmer, University of York, UK: New bio-based building blocks vs. drop-in solutions - utilizing the full potential of functionalized platform molecules
  • Jukka Kantola, NISCluster, FI
  • Prof. Jan Ravenstijn, Jan Ravenstijn Consulting, NL: The state-of-the-art of the PHA platform

Advisory Board

Dr. Wolfgang Baltus, PRECISE Corporation (Thailand)
Christiaan Bolck, Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels, Vito (Belgium)
Prof. Dr. Jörg Müssig, Hochschule Bremen (Germany)
Jan Ravenstijn, Jan Ravenstijn Consulting (The Netherlands)
Dr. Thomas Schwarz, CLIB2021 (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Haralabos Zorbas, IBB Netzwerk (Germany)