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08.03.2016Final Programme of the International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 5 and 6 April 2016, Cologne
250 participants and 30 exhibitors from all over the world are expected to attend the established meeting point of the bio-based industry, the “9th International Conference on Bio-Based Materials”, Cologne (DE).

Market leaders will showcase the latest developments and trends in bio-based building blocks and polymers at this leading international conference. The final programme is already available and includes among others speakers from the following companies and organisations: Albis (DE), Amyris (USA), Covestro (DE), Evonik (DE), Kaneka (JP), Metabolix (USA), Metsä Fibre (FI), Rennovia (USA), Solvay (BE), TetraPack (SE) and TransFuran (BE). In addition, leading scientists from AIMPLAS (SP), RWTH Aachen (DE), University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna (AT), University of York (UK) and Wageningen UR (NL).

Additional highlights are Rina Singh of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO, USA) and the world leading blogger on bio-based chemistry, Doris de Guzman from Tecnon OrbiChem (UK).
Special focus points of the conference this year are biorefinery concepts, trends in use of lignin and the production of PHA. With seven presentations about PHA, the conference provides a comprehensive overview of this interesting and exciting biodegradable polymer.

You can find all information about the programme, exhibitors and participants on the website