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The 12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials organized by the nova Institute will be held on 15-16 May 2019 in Cologne.

Today, PLA is produced by two leading companies, bio-based PBS has become commercially available and soon the first biobased PP will enter the market while biobased PE production capacities are expanded at the same time.

Biobased polymers can be found in almost all application sectors, such as packaging, consumer goods, toys, automotive, textiles or coating. New bio-based building blocks are also available for body care, cosmetics, food ingredients and pharmaceuticals. On top of that, more and more biogenic side streams from the food industry are utilised via biotechnology as part of the circular bioeconomy.

Every year the Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year” is given to the most innovative material and product on the market. In 2019, six companies will be nominated by an expert jury, out of which the winner will be chosen during the conference. Join one of the biggest B2B events of the year and experience the most exciting new developments and strategies in bioeconomy.

Call for papers & posters

You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies or developments. Hand in your application or poster as soon as possible.

Call for innovations

For the 12th year in a row, the Innovation Award ‘Bio-based Material of the Year’ will be granted to the young, innovative bio-based chemicals and materials industry for finding suitable applications and markets for bio-based products. The focus of the award is on new developments within these areas, which had been launched in 2018 or will be launched in 2019. Producers and inventors of innovative bio-based materials are invited to hand in their application.