Renewable Materials Conference

Maternushaus, Cologne, hybrid event – on-site and online

Featuring a unique concept to present all sustainable and renewable material solutions at one event: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled. This time, the conference will be held as hybrid event. 300 to 400 participants are expected.

There is a growing market demand for advanced and ready-to-use sustainable material solutions with a low carbon footprint – and fossil-free. As a response to this challenge, nova-Institute has decided to unite all relevant industries in the new Renewable Materials Conference (RMC). Over three days, participants get a complete overview of the latest renewable material solutions from a wide range of sustainable raw materials and technologies.

The first day will be focusing on building blocks and chemicals, the second on polymers and plastics and the third on plastic and composite materials. Or in other words: All material solutions based on renewable carbon – avoiding the use of additional fossil carbon.

The Renewable Materials Conference is the follow-up event to the “13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials”, which builds on a successful history of previous conferences: In 2019, more than 270 participants attended and 30 exhibitors were present. It was the second largest event on bio-based materials in Europe and continues within this new concept. The conference also integrates topics from the “Biocomposites Conference Cologne” and extends the conference with presentations on chemicals and polymers from CO2 use (CCU) as well as new solutions from the field of recycling, so that the entire spectrum of renewable materials is covered.

nova-Institute’s renewable carbon approach aims to initiate the end of the fossil age of chemicals and plastics and builds the foundation for the RMC. Renewable chemicals, plastics, composites, fibres and other products can be produced either from biomass, directly via CO2 utilisation, or recycling. Naturally, this includes the established areas of bio-based polymers and biocomposites.

The conference will help shape the sustainable future of chemicals and materials and will provide new advantages and synergies by establishing a meeting point for numerous cross-sectoral networking opportunities.

 


Focus of the conference

  • Renewable Chemicals and Building-Blocks
  • Fine Chemicals
  • Biorefineries
  • Chemical Recycling
  • Renewable Polymers and Plastics
  • Renewable Plastics and Composites
  • Biodegradation

The programme includes a diverse range of bio-based materials such as bio-based polymers and plastics as well as biocomposites (first and second generation, biowaste), CO2-based materials (from fossil and biogenic point sources, atmosphere) as well as mechanically and chemically recycled materials.


Call for Abstracts and Posters

Abstract submission is open now. You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies, developments or market trends. Submit your abstract as soon as possible. Deadline for submission: 31 January 2021

Want to present a poster? Submit your poster here. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021


Call for Innovations: “Renewable Material of the Year”

To show of the wide range of possibilities and diversity of renewable materials, the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year” will be granted at the conference to innovative and trend-setting products and technologies based on renewable materials. The pioneers of renewable materials from all sectors are invited to participate. Click here to learn more about the call for innovation! Deadline for submission: 31 March 2021


Sponsoring and Exhibition Opportunities

Would you like to increase your visibility in public? You are very welcome as a sponsor of the conference! All sponsoring opportunities are available here.
The fee of a booth (6 m2) is 1100 EUR (excl. 19% VAT). One conference ticket is included in the booth fee. We provide you with a table, tablecloths, a pin board, a chair and a power connection. You are welcome to use your own booth system. Book your booth now!


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nova-Institute: nova-Institute is a private and independent research institute, founded in 1994; nova offers science-based research and consultancy with a focus on renewable carbon-based economy: bio- and CO2-based economy and recycling. Topics: food and feedstock, techno-economic evaluation, markets, sustainability, dissemination, B2B communication and policy. Every year, nova organises several large conferences on these topics; nova-Institute has 35 employees and an annual turnover of more than 3 million €. To get the latest news from nova-Institute, subscribe at www.bio-based.eu/email


Innovation Award Sponsor

Gold Sponsor


Contact

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Mr. Dominik Vogt
Chemiepark Knapsack
Industriestraße 300
50354 Huerth / Germany
Phone: +49(0)2233-48-1449
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