Germany-based nova-Institute, a privately-owned research and consultancy organisation with a focus on the bio-based and CO2-based economy has devised a new conference concept for the renewables field. Adopting a more holistic approach to the renewable material solutions emerging today, nova-Institute is launching a new, three-day ‘renewables’ conference combining all relevant industries involved in the development of renewable material solutions: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled.
The Renewable Materials Conference is the follow-up event to nova-Institute’s long-running bio-based materials conference, but also integrates topics from its Biocomposites Conference, traditionally held in Cologne. As well, it will cover chemicals and polymers derived from CO2, and new solutions from the field of recycling.
The Renewables Materials Conference is this year necessarily a virtual event. Scheduled to take place 18-20 May, nova-Institute confidently expects it to draw around 400 participants.
A special focus of the conference is on renewable polymers, plastics and biocomposites, with presentations on the latest developments in CO2- and bio-based polymers and plastics from market leaders such as Avantium (NL), Braskem (BR), Carbiolice (FR), Covestro (DE), FKur (DE), IFF (US) and Lignin Industries (SE). The nova-Institute will present the first peer-reviewed LCA on PEF. Another important area of interest is cellulose fibres and biocomposites. In presentations from market leaders such as Amorim (PT), Bcomp (CH), HempFlax (NL), Lenzing (AT) and Stora Enso (SE), participants will be brought up to date on will the latest innovations in this field. Nova-Institute itself will present a market and trend overview of the entire field of renewable materials.
Neste (FI), Sorona (US), SUGAR ENERGY (CN) and UPM (FI) are supporting the conference as Gold Sponsors; the silver sponsors are Alfa Laval (SE), FKuR (DE), MMAtwo (EU), Photanol/Renolit (NL, DE). LanzaTech (US) is a Bronze Sponsor.