Info: Recycled, CO2- and Bio-based Polymers: Renewable Materials Conference 2021
Program already available! The conference will take place as an online event. Almost 120 participants registered - 300-400 expected
Which renewable materials are solutions that meet the needs of future societies? As a response to this challenging question, nova-Institute has decided to unite all relevant industries in the new “Renewable Materials Conference”, May 18–20, 2021, featuring a unique concept to present all renewable material solutions at one event: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled. There is a growing market demand for advanced and ready-to-use renewable material solutions with a low carbon footprint – that are fossil-free.
For the first time, nova-Institute jointly presents all renewable material solutions: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled. Highlights and innovations of bio- and CO2-based chemicals and materials, and of chemical recycling will be presented. Or in other words: All material solutions based on renewable carbon – avoiding the use of additional fossil carbon.
Program highlights of the 2nd conference day
The three-day program of the first Renewable Materials Conference is almost final and gives a complete overview of the latest renewable material solutions, a performance show for a wide range of sustainable raw materials and technologies .
The second day (19 May 2021) is dedicated to renewable polymers and plastics, starting with the question of how polymers can be recycled and cycled. Participants can look forward to presentations from Arkema, gr3n, INEOS, Recenso, Synova, TNO and UBQ. Further, Covestro and Avantium will show how polymers and other products can be made from CO2, and both also present highlights on polymers made from biomass, together with IFF and Lignin Industries, and nova-Institute will present the latest LCA results for PEF, followed by presentations from the six nominees of the Innovation Award “Renewable Material of the Year 2021”. After the six 10-minute presentations of each candidate, three winners will be chosen online by the conference participants and ceremoniously honoured by Covestro, the sponsor of the Innovation Award.
|Anna Schwarz, TNO (NL)||Plastic Recycling in a Circular Economy: Determining Environmental Performance through an LCA Matrix Model Approach|
|Maurizio Crippa, gr3n (CH)||ET/Polyester Same Materials for a New Era: Chemical Recycling for Plastic Circularity|
INEOS Styrolution (UK/DE)
|Styrenics Materials for a Circular Economy|
Arkema France (FR)
New Innovative Process for Recycling End-of-life PMMA Wastes
|Bram van der Drift, Synova (NL)
||A Shortcut from Post-Consumer Plastic Waste to Circular Polyolefins|
|Christian Haupts, Recenso (DE)
||Regeneration of Resources from Mixed Waste by CARBOLIQ Technology|
|Tato "Jack" Bigio, UBQ Materials (IL)
||One Mighty Step: How Small Amounts of Bio-based Materials Can Make a Big Environmental Impact|
CO2- and Bio-Based Polymers
|Christoph Gürtler, Covestro (DE)||Brighter Use of Resources: New Applications for CO2 Chemistry – Foams, Fibres, Surface Active Ingredients|
|Erica Ording, Avatium (NL)||Pioneering Renewable Carbon Based Technology|
|Matthias Stratmann, nova-Institute (DE)||Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of PEF in Comparison to PET|
|Christian Lenges, IFF (US)||Engineered Polysaccharides – Sustainable Material Innovation|
|Christopher Carrick, Lignin Industries (SE)||Transformation of Lignin, the Most Abundant Unused Biopolymer on Earth, Into a Renewable and Functional Biomaterial|
Innovation Award "Renewable Material of the Year 2021"
|Michael Carus and Asta Partanen,
|All six presentations of the innovation award session will be announced soon.|
The conference will help shaping 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. Participants from the industry will be able to greatly benefit from the first event of this format as it provides a platform for renewable strategies and a broad range of new prospects and materials solutions. It will be held as an online event, which offers unique networking possibilities to the participants with the help of an innovative conference software from Finland.
nova-Institute (DE) would like to thank COVESTRO (DE) for sponsoring the innovation award "Renewable Material of the Year".
Neste (DE/FI) and UPM (FI) will support the conference as Gold Sponsors, Alfa Laval (SE), FKuR (DE), MMAtwo (EU) and Renolit/Photanol (DE/NL) as Silver Sponsors and LanzaTech (US) as a Bronze Sponsor. Companies interested in our attractive sponsoring opportunities are invited to contact Guido Mueller, Key Account Manager.
We are looking forward to seeing you at our online conference.
Your nova conference team