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We are pleased to announce that the 7th Biobased Performance Materials Symposium will take place in Wageningen, the Netherlands, on Thursday 14 June 2018.

This edition focuses on the topic ‘Biobased performance materials in the circular economy’. The circular economy is developing rapidly. Biobased performance materials – renewable materials – are an important part of this new economy.

At our annual symposium, we will look closely at the latest trends and developments. Key industry players from the entire value chain, ranging from agrifood to polymer processing companies, end application producers and users, will reflect on their R&D strategies.

The Biobased Performance Materials (BPM) programme (coördinated by Wageningen University & Research) aims to develop high-quality materials based on biomass; materials that are increasingly applied in practice. BPM research focuses on two types of polymer materials: polymers produced by plants and polymers from biobased building blocks produced via biotechnology or chemical catalysis. The BPM programme is partly financed by the Dutch government of Economic Affairs (via the Top Sector Chemistry).