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Program of the International Conference on Bio-Based Materials 2018

Program of the International Conference on Bio-Based Materials May 2018

Here’s the program of the International Conference on Bio-Based Material 2018 taking place on May 15 & 16

Conference Opening

Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH (DE): Conference Opening & Chairman

Policy & Strategy

  • Dr. Kerstin Ulrich BASF SE (DE)
  • Lucy Nattrass AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals (NL)

Feedstock for the Bio-Based Economy

  • Dr. Sarah Hickingbottom, LMC International Ltd. (UK)

Bio-Based Building Blocks

  • Dr. Wolfgang Baltus, PRECISE Corporation (TH)
  • Doris de Guzman, Tecnon OrbiChem (UK) Update on Bio-Based Building Blocks
  • Marcel Lubben, Reverdia (NL) Driving the Development of the Bioeconomy
  • Christian Lenges, DuPont Industrial BioSciences (US) Enzymatic Polymerization: NuvolveTM Engineered Polysaccharides & Progress in Application Development
  • Dr. Okko Ringena, UPM Biochemicals (FI/DE) Evolution of Wood Utilization: Bio-MEG and Beyond
  • Jonas Hartman, VTT (FI) Muconic Acid as a Versatile Bio-Based Monomer for Plastics
  • Tore Sylvester Jeppesen, Haldor Topsoe A/S (DK) Demonstrating and Commercializing Bio-Based Chemicals via Catalysis

Bio-Based Polymers

  • Chairman: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Müssig, Hochschule Bremen – University of Applied Sciences (DE)
  • Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH (DE) Update on Market Data and Forecast for Bio-Based Polymers
  • Bjarne Högström, PolymerFront AB (SE) New Applications for Bio-based Plastics – Examples from many Different Sectors

Yeast as Platform Technology for Bio-Based Chemicals

  • Chairman: Prof. Dr. Haralabos Zorbas, Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern (IBB Netzwerk GmbH) (DE)
  • Dr. John Morrissey, University College Cork (IE) Diversifying the Yeast Biomolecule Portfolio – from Bioethanol to Biomaterials
  • Dr. Anastasia Krivoruchko Biopetrolia (SE) Specialty Chemicals through Engineered Biology

Bio-Based Polymers

  • Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels, VITO (BE)
  • Dr. Anne Kutz, Covestro Deutschland AG (DE) Alternative Feedstocks in the Polymer Industry: Status and Perspective
  • Bert Clymans, Total Corbion PLA bv (NL), 75.000 Tonnes of PLA – Towards the New Plastics Economy and Beyond
  • Marco Jansen, Braskem Netherlands B.V. (NL) The Role of Drop-In Bioplastics in the Circular Economy
  • Jean-Luc Dubois, Arkema (FR) Review of Bio-based Routes to Polyamides

Lignocellulose – Lignin & Cellulose

Chairman: Gudbrand Rødsrud, Borregaard AS (NO)

  • Prof. Dr. Ludo Diels, VITO (BE) Membrane Separation Technology as a Valuable and Efficient Tool in the Value Chain of Wood Chemicals and Materials
  • Dr. David Norman, Eastman Chemical Company (US) A Hundred Years of Tenacious Innovation: Sustainable and Versatile Eastman Cellulose Ester Polymers
  • Dr. Hans Øvrebø, Borregaard AS (NO) Experience from the First Year of Running the Exilva Plant and Market Potentials for the Products
  • Jukka Kantola, KaiCell Fibers LTD. (FI) Forest Industry Reaching out to Textile Fibres
  • Dr. Ing. R.J.A. (Richard) Gosselink, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research (NL) Zero Waste Ligno-Cellulosic Biorefineries by Integrated Lignin and Humins Valorisation (ZELCOR)

Environmental Solutions

  • Chairman: Dr. Thomas Schwarz, CLIB2021 (DE)
  • Prof. Dr. Jan Ravenstijn, Jan Ravenstijn Consulting (NL) The Virtues and Challenges of the PHA-Platform
  • Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars M. Blank, RWTH Aachen University (DE) P4SB – From Plastic Waste to Plastic Value Using Pseudomonas Putida Synthetic Biology
  • Dr. Thomas J. Farmer , University of York (UK) Sustainable Solvent Selection: Tools and Techniques for Bio-Based Solvent Substitution
  • Katharina Haag, Fraunhofer-institut f. Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung IFAM (DE) Biopolymer Blend with Advanced Cost-Performance Ratio for Packaging and Agricultural Applications
  • Dr. Pilar Villanueva, AIMPLAS, Instituto Tecnológico del Plástico (ES) From Orange Juice Waste to New Biopolymers: A New Source for PBS