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Strategic Development of Bio-Based Chemicals

Achieving commercial success with bio-based chemicals is has proved an elusive challenge. Manufacturers, brands, and major chemicals producers have well established supply chains which provide the benefits of economies of scale, while bringing new chemicals to market takes many years of testing and certification.

Gadi Rothenberg -Development of Bio-Based Chemicals

  • Moderator: Prof. Gadi Rothenberg, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam

Development of Bio-Based Chemicals

What does it take to build a successful industrial bio-technology business?

Christophe Schilling -Development of Bio-Based Chemicals

  • Setting and living up to your core purpose and values.
  • Focusing on the right strategy and market where you can add value.
  • Feedstock flexibility: safeguarding against pitfalls and market volatility.
  • Christophe Schilling, CEO & Co-Founder, Genomatica

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Development of Bio-Based Chemicals

Renewable molecules move into petrochemical factories

Steven De Boer -Development of Bio-Based Chemicals

  • Consumer preferences lead to action in the upstream value chain
  • Asset puzzle: how can renewable routes compete?
  • Answers: mass balance approach and innovative LCA methods

Steven De Boer, Sustainability Leader, Technology Petrochemicals, Sabi

Development of Bio-Based Chemicals

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Development of Bio-Based Chemicals

Case study: Developing a competitive, bio-based business arm

  • Sourcing local feedstocks to reduce costs and logistics challenges
  • Why bio-based chemicals over bio-diesel?
  • Target markets where bio-based has a cost advantage to compete with oil
  • Christophe Sussat, Chief Operating Officer, Ineos Enterprises France

Case study: Achieving a world-leading position in FDCA and PEF

  • Joint ventures: combining unique expertise and capabilities.
  • Progress towards commercialisation.
  • The challenges of competing in the plastics space with renewable alternatives.
  • Gerald Michael, Business Manager Commercial Team, Synvina

Gerald Michael - Development of Bio-Based Chemicals

Development of Bio-Based Chemicals

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Creating the right conditions for success in the bio-economy

Roel Vleeschouwers - Development of Bio-Based Chemicals

  • The challenges of succeeding with biobased business models: a need for partnership and collaboration
  • Achieving efficiencies by integrating the production chain in one location
  • Pilot and demonstration infrastructure to deliver economies of scale
  • Roel Vleeschouwers, Business Development Manager, VIT

Panel discussion: Challenging existing chemical industry business models

  • Are existing chemicals business models fit for purpose when applied to bio-based
  • What are the forcues driving industrial biotechnology
  • How can bio-based businesses compete with existing supply chains and economies of scale?
  • What changes are needed from government and along the value chain to support the bio-economy?
  • Panelists:
    • Christophe Schilling, CEO & Co-Founder, Genomatica
    • Christophe Sussat, Chief Operating Officer, Ineos Enterprises France
    • Steven De Boer, Sustainability Leader, Technology Petrochemicals, Sabic
    • Gerald Michael, Business Manager Commercial Team, Synvina
    • Roel Vleeschouwers, Business Development Manager, VITO