Info: Chemical Industry – New Refinery Concepts & Chemical Recycling: Renewable Materials Conference 2022

10-12 May, Cologne and online ++ 60 Speakers from leading companies in bio-based, CO2-based and Recycling confirmed their participation – final program available ++ already 200 participants from 18 countries registered –  more than 400 expected.

Large-scale chemicals and refineries are undergoing a transformation to renewable carbon. Whether biomass, CO2 or recycling, all renewable carbon sources are finding more and more use in large-scale chemistry. Interfaces between the new and old chemical worlds here are ethanol, methane and methanol as well as naphtha.

After rheingold (DE) has taken a deep psychological look at the image of chemistry, BASF (DE) and NESTE (FI) present their concepts for sustainable chemistry. Chemical recycling seems particularly important in this context. Here the companies Eastman (US), OMV (AT), Haldor Topsoe (DK) and Fiberight (UK) will present the state of the art.

The answer to your hunt for renewable materials: The Renewable Materials Conference, 10 - 12 May 2022, Cologne, Germany (hybrid event). The unique concept of presenting all renewable material solutions at one event hits the mark: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled are the only available alternatives to fossil-based chemicals and materials.

Here is the list of speakers of the sesssion "Chemical Industry – New Refinery Concepts & Chemical Recycling" (1st day, 10 May):

Paul Bremer
rheingold (DE)
Sinner or Savior: Psychological Potentials and Challenges of the Chemical Industry in the New World - Abstract
Jens Hamprecht
Net Zero Emissions and Plastic Circularity – How Do We Get There - Abstract
Lars Börger
Renewable Carbon in Practice – Large Scale Transformation in the Chemical Industry
Jason Pierce
Eastman (US)
Enabling a Circular Economy for Plastics: Life Cycle Assessment for Two of Eastman’s Commercial-scale Advanced Recycling Solutions – Methanolysis and Carbon Renewal Technology - Abstract
Wolfgang Hofer
OMV Downstream (AT)
OMV ReOil® – Chemical Recycling – a Technology Enabling the Recycling of Plastics Complementary to Mechanical Recycling - Abstract
Christian Strebel
Haldor Topsoe (DK)
PureStep™ – Tackling Challenges on Converting Plastic Pyrolysis Oil into Drop-in Renewable Naphtha - Abstract
Dhivya Puri
Fiberight (UK)
Chemicals and Materials from Municipal Solid Waste - Abstract


Innovation AwardRenewable Material of the Year 2022” - six innovations nominated:

The innovation awardRenewable Material of the Year 2022” is sponsored by Covestro (Germany).

Final Program

Please find the final program here: https://www.renewable-materials.eu/program

Register soon for on-site participation

Large number of participants expected on-site. Of course, online participation is also possible. However, the focus will clearly be on "on site“. https://www.renewable-materials.eu/registration

List of participants: https://renewable-materials.eu/participant-list

Many thanks to our sponsors: The nova-Institute would like to thank the Innovation Award Sponsor Covestro (DE) and the Premium Partner CLIB (DE). Many thanks also to all Gold Sponsors Alfalaval (SE), Avantium (NL), Henkel (DE), GS Biotech (CN), IFF (US), Neste (FI), UPM Biochemicals (FI), Sorona (NL) and Sugar Energy (CN), the Silver Sponsors FKUR (DE), Renolit (DE) and Suncoal (DE) and last but not least the Bronze Sponsor Cargill (US).

Sponsoring Opportunities

You are interested in sponsoring? Find all information here to get one of the limited spots: https://www.renewable-materials.eu/sponsoring
Please contact Mr. Guido Mueller: +49 (0)151 41 42 30 19


Exhibition booths soon all booked up. Book your booth now!


All questions about the conference will be answered by Mr. Dominik Vogt.


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