Programme

Highlights of the European and Asian leading countries in bio-based economy
 

1st Day, 13 April 2015 - Policy & Industry

9:00 Registration and welcome coffee
9:30 Michael Carus, nova-Institute: Conference Opening

Policy and Markets

9:30


Moderator: Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Patermann, Director, ret. European Commission, Advisor and Member of the 1st German Bioeconomy Council, Germany

Ten years bio-based economy: looking back - lessons learnt

9:45


Dr. Barend Verachtert, European Comission, DG Research and Innovation, Biobased Products and Processes Unit

Bio-based economy - strategy of the new Commission

10:15


Kristy-Barbara Lange, European Bioplastics e.V., Germany

Bioplastics in the EU - status and lobbying in Brussels, a field report
10:45 Coffee break
11:15
Ing. Ton Runneboom, Honorary member and former chairman of The Biorenewable Business Platform, The Netherlands

Opportunities for the fermentation-based chemical industry: an analysis of the market potential and competitiveness of North-West Europe

11:45


Dr. Christine Stiehl, BASF SE, Germany

The use of renewable feedstock in chemical production
12:15 Lunch break

13:30


Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH, Germany


Worldwide production capacities for bio-based building blocks and polymers, today and 2020

14:00


Dr. Melanie Williams, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), Switzerland


Ensuring that bio-based chemicals are sustainable
14:30 Panel discussion and press conference with the speakers from the morning session

Commercial biorefineries


Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium


15:00


Prof. Dr. Johan P.M. Sanders, Wageningen University, The Netherlands


Small scales for biorefineries and bio-based chemical production

15:30


Dr. Wolfgang Baltus, PRECISE Corporation, Thailand


Biorefineries in Asia

16:00


Dr. Rainer Busch, BioEconomy Clustermanagement GmbH, Germany


The LCF-Biorefinery in Leuna as the cornerstone for the cascading use of woody biomass
16:30 Coffee break
17:00
Axel Wizemann, Stora Enso Biomaterials, Germany Bio-based chemicals and materials: differentiation and diversification based on non-food competing biomass

Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2015"

Moderators:

Michael Carus and

 

Florence Aeschelmann, nova-Institut GmbH, Germany

17:30


Peter von Hoffmann, Coperion GmbH (DE), Gold Sponsor Innovation Award

Coperion and compounding of bio-based materials

17:45


Dr. Berta Vega Sánchez, Bayer MaterialScience AG, Germany

DESMODUR® eco N – First bio-based polyurethane crosslinker in the market for high performance automotive coatings: polyisocyanate based on Pentamethylene Diisocyanate (PDI)
17:55

William Anthony, EcoTechnilin Ltd, United Kingdom

FibriRock 100% bio-sourced composite for aircraft applications comprising flax non-woven, basalt yarns and a sugar-based bioresin. Co-developed with TFC
18:05 Ralf Meier, Evonik Industries AG, Germany 100% bio-based high performance polyamide 12 based on palm kernel oil

18:15


Uwe Schnabel, HIB Trim Part Solutions GmbH, Germany


Nature 50 – Natural reinforced plastic (hemp – PP) including a long fiber ratio > 50% for injection molding
18:25

Arnaud Tandonnet, INVISTA S.a.r.l., United States

LYCRA® T 162R fiber - Spandex yarn made using renewable butanediol as raw material with a lower CO2 and fossil emissions footprint

18:35


Benno Besler, twoBEars GbR, Germany

bioFila – High performance PLA blends with outstanding optic and haptic for 3D printing
19:00 Voting
20:00-
22:00
Dinner buffet and Innovation Award Ceremony
22:00-
01:00
Get together in the party room beneath Maternushaus

2nd Day, 14 April 2015 - Industry

Bio-based building blocks, polymers and composites


Moderator: Christiaan Bolck, Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)

9:00


Dr. Heleen De Wever, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium


Highly functionalised lignin molecules: how to manage them and to turn them into innovative molecules and materials

9:30


Dr. Sangyong Kim, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), Republic of Korea


Diacids and diols as sources of precursor materials for biobased aromatics

10:00


Hugo Vuurens, Corbion, The Netherlands


Progress in lactic acid and PLA
10:30 Coffee break
Moderator: Dr. Rina Singh, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), USA

11:00


Jan Ravenstijn, Jan Ravenstijn Consulting, The Netherlands



New (bio)polymers: lessons learnt

11:30


Dr. Barbara M. Secchi, Bridgestone Technical Center Europe, Italy



Bridgestone actions towards use of sustainable materials

12:00


Dr. Klaus Stadler, Coca-Cola Europe, Germany


Coca-Cola - leader in new bio-based polymers: the bio-PET and PEF story

12:30


Tayfun Buzkan, Toyota Boshoku Europe N.V. Munich, Germany/Japan
Motoki Maekawa, Toyota Boshoku Europe N.V. Munich, Germany/Japan


Sustainable lightweight material in automotive industry: simultaneous back injection molding of natural fiber composites
13:00 Lunch break
14:00-
15:30

Side Event: Open-Bio Workshop on Instruments for Public Procurement of Bio-based Products

Bio-based 3D Printing


Moderator: Jan Ravenstijn, Jan Ravenstijn Consulting, The Netherlands


14:00


Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten, Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT) - Universität Stuttgart, Germany



3D printing of bio-based plastics

14:30


Carmen Michels, FKuR, Germany

Ruud Rouleaux, Helian Polymers BV, The Netherlands


Bio-based compounds for 3D printing: wood and bamboo with PLA

Bio-based Plastics and Environment


Moderator: Kathryn Sheridan, Sustainability Consult, Belgium

15:00


Roland Essel, nova-Institut GmbH, Germany



Microplastics in the environment: scientific background, sources and volumes

15:30


Lisbeth Van Cauwenberghe, Ghent University, Belgium


Microplastics in marine environment and impacts on human consumption
16:00 Coffee break

16:30


Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten, Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT) - Universität Stuttgart, Germany



Degradation of plastics: risks and chances

17:00


Kenichiro Nishiza, Kaneka Corporation, Belgien

Takahiko Sugaya, Kaneka Corporation, Japan


Market development of environmental friendly Kaneka biopolymer Aonilex®

17:30


Eduardo van den Berg / Peter Kelly (photo), Pharmafilter B.V., The Netherlands


Pharmafilter, a bio-based curricular bio economy solution for hospitals
18:00 Panel discussion

19:00-
00:00

Cologne buffet with local specialities in the party room & bowling alley beneath Maternushaus

3rd Day, 15 April 2015 - Start-ups and Funding


Moderator: Dr. Asta Eder, nova-Institut GmbH, Germany

9:00


Josko Bobanovic, Sofinnova Partners, France



Building start-ups in renewable chemistry

9:20


Dr. John Williams, Sinvestec LLC, United Kingdom



Why invest in bio-based materials?

9:40


Tobias Kirchhoff, BCNP Consultants GmbH, Germany

Biotech & chemistry start-ups: status quo and trends

10:00


Gordana Hofmann-Jovic, InfraServ GmbH & Co. Knapsack KG, Germany

Accelerating start-ups
10:20 Coffee break

Start-ups from the nova-Institute


Moderator: Tobias Kirchhoff, BCNP Consultants GmbH, Germany

10:50


Dr. Paolo Stufano, EggPlant, Italy

EggPlant. Not wasting life.

11:10


Zuzana Cabejšková, ZAZA bottles, Czech Republic

Refillable water bottles: combining sustainability and beauty

11:30


Marcel van Berkel, GFBiochemicals Europe, The Netherlands

Making levulinic acid happen

Start-ups from BMBF and BMWi
 

BMBF: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Federal MInistry of Education and Research
BMWi: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie
Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy
  Moderator: Dr. Eva P. Waldvogel, Projektträger Jülich, Germany

11:50


Dr. Tim Liebert, dextrinova (Friedrich Schiller University Jena), Germany


Starch esters  – an innovative hot melt
12:10 Dr. Nadine Heßler, JeNaCell GmbH, Germany Products based on biotechnologically produced nanocellulose
12:30 Lunch break

13:50


Thomas Grimm, ANiMOX GmbH, Germany

Development and production of proteins for chemistry and biotechnology

14:10


Dr.-Ing. Ralf Lach, Polymer Service GmbH Merseburg, Germany


Mechanical performance of biomaterial modified polymers

Start-ups from CLIB2021


Moderator: Dr. Thomas Schwarz, CLIB2021, Germany

14:30


Dr. Georg Schaumann, SenseUp, Germany

Microbial strain and production process development in ultra-high-throughput

14:50


Steve Gotzen, Medical Adhesive Revolution GmbH, Germany

Revolutionizing wound care with biodegradable surgical adhesives

15:10


Dr. Wolfgang H. Schwarz, Technische Universität München, Germany

Novel enzyme complexes for the effective hydrolysis of plant biomass
15:30 Coffee break

Start-ups from IAR

  Moderator: Johan De Coninck, IAR (Industries et Agro-Ressources), France

16:00


Guy Helin, Syngulon, Belgium

Microbial fermentation technologies for bio-based products
16:20 Frédéric Caijo, Oméga Cat System, France Olefin metathesis
16:40 Networking snack


 

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)