Consumer and Policy Perspective, Certification and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) – Renewable Materials Conference 2024

Renewable Materials Conference 2024, 11 - 13 June, Siegburg near Cologne/Bonn

Final Program ++ Workshops ++ already 115 participants from 18 countries registered - 500-600 participants expected

13 June: The third day of the conference is dedicated to consumers and politics and sustainability. What is the consumer's perception of bio-based products, which certificates are valuable? CovationBio (BE/US), Friesland Campina (NL) and the nova-Institute (DE) will provide new insights.

Braskem (BR), BASF (DE) and the Renewable Carbon Initiative will discuss the future policy framework. DG Environment / European Commission will present the policy perspective on bio-based and CO2-based materials and recycling and will hold a joint workshop with nova experts on LCA methodology for bio-based, CCU and recycling. Finally, four institutes and companies will present their latest LCA work. See the full program below.

"The Renewable Materials Conference (RMC) serves as a vital platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange in the renewable materials sector," says Michael Carus, CEO nova-Institute, and organiser of the RMC. "Our comprehensive approach covers the entire value chain, from alternative carbon feedstocks, the chemical industry, the materials sector, product manufacturers to brand owners and investors, making the RMC the ultimate platform for networking and partnering in the new renewable carbon economy.“

Consumer Perspective & Certification (Grand Hall)

Patrick Van Waes

CovationBio / PDO (BE/US)

Consumer Acceptance of Bio-based Materials is key to the Shift to a Circular Bioeconomy. A USA Footwear Consumer Research Case Provides More Insights


Erica Ording

FrieslandCampina (DE)

A Brand Owner’s Perspective: Barriers & Opportunities for Bio-Based Materials


Asta Partanen

nova-Institute (DE)

Biomass Certification – a Solid Basis for Reliable Sustainability Claims

Policy Perspective (Grand Hall)

Christopher vom Berg

nova-Institute / Renewable Carbon Initiative (DE)

Work and Impact of the Renewable Carbon Initiative

Martin Clemesha

Braskem (FR/BR)

The Need of Harmonised Policies for Biofuels and Biomaterials


Mauro Cordella

DG Env, European Commission (EU)

Policy Perspective on Bio-based and CO2-based Materials and Recycling

Ivana Krkljus and

Christian Krüger


How to Enable Business and Climate Benefits While Going Circular?


Sustainability & Life Cycle Assessment (Grand Hall)

Daniel Bochnitschek
AllocNow (DE)

Dominik Auer

Wacker Chemie (DE)

Transparency at Scale: Automating Lifecycle Assessments in the Chemical Industry


Verena Koch

Peter Greven (DE)

Pauline Ruiz

nova-Institute (DE)

Bio-Based Oleochemicals Used as Lubricant Additives – Renewable Counterparts to Fossil-based Products and Comparative LCA


Kathleen Meisel


Sustainable Chemistry: Life Cycle Assessment of High-Demand Biopolymers for Petrochemical Substitution


Jan Harm Urbanus


Pathways to sustainable plastics – A Comparative Analysis of Bio- and CO2-based Feedstocks for Virgin Sustainable Plastics Production in Function of Application


LCA Workshop (Room 2)


DG Env, European Commission (EU)

Matthias Stratmann


Ferdinand Kähler

nova-Institute (DE)

Workshop on LCA Methodology for Bio-based, CCU and Recycling

The Innovation Award “Renewable Material of the Year 2024” - The Six Nominated Innovations


Sponsoring Opportunities and more – exhibition and workshop rooms


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Key Account Managemen
Guido Müller


Conference Registration

You are welcome to register now! Registration fee will be 1495 EUR (excl. 19% VAT) for all three days and 895 EUR (excl. 19% VAT) for the virtual option.

We look forward to meeting you at the conference!


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