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The 8th Circular and Biobased Performance Materials Symposium will take place in Wageningen on Wednesday 19 June.

In this edition, symposium chairmen Jan Noordegraaf and CBPM director Christiaan Bolck share their views on market developments and research agendas for high-quality circular and / or biobased materials.

It will be a day full of examples of recent and future developments at leading research centers and companies, ranging from large multinationals to SMEs, which are active in the circular and biobased value chain. For example, cases from Sabic, Covestro, Total Corbion, BiOBUDDi, Renewi and Nedvang are discussed.

Research program

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