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The speakers and the final programme of the 9th Circular Biobased Performance Materials (CBPM) Symposium of Wageningen Food & Biobased Research have been announced. On 16 June, this symposium will be held in Wageningen.
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Circular Biobased Performance Materials are materials for demanding applications based on recycled or biobased raw materials. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has been researching these materials for several years, in cooperation with the business community.

Sjoukje Heimovaara (currently director of Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group (AFSG), but soon to be new chair of the WUR board) will open the symposium. Subsequently, Jan Noordegraaf, independent advisor and board member of NRK (Dutch Rubber and Plastics Industry) kicks off with a keynote speech on establishing an unbiased monetary comparison for the actual costs of the most commonly used oil-based polymers and biopolymers.

After this, several speakers will discuss biobased raw materials for new chemicals and materials, including Edwin Hamoen, Johan van Groenestijn and Rolf Blaauw (WUR), Olaf van Baal (Cosun Beet Company) and Ed de Jong (Avantium). The second session is about renewables and consumer products, with Sarah Hosking (Unilever), Martina Opietnik (Lenzing Group), Martin Kruisweg (Plantics) and Karin Molenveld (WUR). During the last session, circular materials are the focus in presentations by Vaassen Flexible Packaging and Wouter Post (WUR).

The symposium will be concluded with drinks and the opportunity to network. For more information, the complete program and registration options, please check the agenda.

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