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Renewable Materials Conference

Online Event

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 online event only.

Three winner of the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year 2021”:




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

All renewable material solutions at one event: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled

Shape the sustainable future of chemicals and materials! The Renewable Materials Conference will provide new advantages and synergies by establishing a meeting point for numerous cross-sectoral networking opportunities.


  • First day: Renewable Chemicals and Building Blocks from Biorefineries, CCU and Chemical Recycling
  • Second day: Renewable Polymers and Plastics from Biomass, CO2 and Recycling, Innovation Award
  • Third day: Renewable Plastics and Composites, Packaging and Biodegradation

The program 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.

Innovation Award: “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.

All six nominated products have been released!

Sponsoring 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.

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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

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nova-Institut GmbH

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

Important deadline

Conference: 18-20 May 2021, online event