Preliminary programme

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

1st Day, 13 April 2015 - Policy & Industry

Policy and markets

  Moderator: Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Patermann, Director, ret. EU-Comission, Advisor and Member of the 1st German Bioeconomy Council, Germany Ten years bio-based economy: looking back - lessons learnt
  Hasso von Pogrell, European Bioplastics, Germany  
Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH, Germany

Worldwide production capacities for bio-based building blocks and polymers, today and 2020
Dr. Melanie Williams, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), Switzerland Ensuring that bio-based chemicals are sustainable

Commercial biorefineries

Prof. Dr. Johan P.M. Sanders, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
 Small scales for biorefineries and bio-based chemical production
Dr. Wolfgang Baltus, National Innovation Agency (NIA), Thailand
 Biorefineries in Asia
  Dr. Rainer Busch, BioEconomy Clustermanagement GmbH, Germany The LCF-Biorefinery in Leuna as the cornerstone for the cascading use of woody biomass

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

2nd Day, 14 April 2015 - Industry

Biopolymers and Building blocks

Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels, Vito, Belgium

Highly functionalised lignin molecules: how to manage them and to turn them into innovative molecules and materials
Dr. Jan Ravenstijn, Biopolymer Consultant, The Netherlands
 New (bio)polymers: lessons learnt
Dr. Barbara M. Secchi, Bridgestone, Italy
 Bridgestone actions towards use of sustainable materials
  Kaneka, Japan
  Francois de Bie, Corbion, The Netherlands  

Bio-based 3D Printing

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten, Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT) - Universität Stuttgart, Germany
 3D printing of bio-based plastics
  Carmen Michels, FKuR, Germany
Ruud Rouleaux, colorFabb, The Netherlands

Bioplastics and environment

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten, Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT) - Universität Stuttgart, Germany
 Degradation of plastics: risks and chances
Roland Essel, nova-Institut GmbH, Germany
 Microplastics in the environment: scientific background, sources and volumes
  Eduardo van den Berg / Peter Kelly, Pharmafilter B.V., The Netherlands Pharmafilter, a bio-based curricular bio economy solution for hospitals

3rd Day, 15 April 2015 - Start-ups with partners

  Josko Bobanovic, Sofinnova Partners, France
 Building start-ups in renewable chemistry
Dr. John Williams, Sinvestec LLC, United Kingdom
 Why invest in bio-based materials?
  Holger Bengs, BCNP, Germany  

Start-Ups from CLIB2021


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)
  • Dr. Jan Ravenstijn, Biopolymer Consultant (The Netherlands)
  • Dr. Thomas Schwarz, CLIB2021 (Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Haralabos Zorbas, IBB Netzwerk (Germany)