The 9th Circular Biobased Performance Materials Symposium was held in Wageningen (Hotel De Wereld), the Netherlands, on Thursday 16 June 2022. The event was organized by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research.
This edition focused on the topic ‘From biorefineries to biobased Chemicals and Materials’ a presentation of Edwin Hamoen. At this symposium, we looked also closely at the latest market trends and developments. Chairman of the Symposium was Jan Noordegraaf who was also being given a keynote presentation on 'an impartial monetary comparison for true cost of most used oil-based and bio-based polymers'.
Key industry players from the entire value chain, ranging from agrifood to materials processing companies, end application producers and users, reflected on their R&D strategies by giving presentations and by discussions after the presentations.
See the programme below, or download the slides of the presentations in the right.
|09.00–09:25||Reception and Registration|
|09.25 – 09.35||Welcome & Opening of the symposium by Dr. ir. Sjoukje Heimovaara, Managing Director Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group|
|09.40 – 10.10||“Quo Vadis polymer cost”: an impartial monetary comparison for true cost of most used oil-based and bio-based polymers - Jan Noordegraaf|
|10.10 – 10.30||The future of biorefineries - Edwin Hamoen (WUR)|
|Session 1||Biobased sources for new chemicals and materials|
|10.45 – 11.10||Sugar as renewable feedstock - Rahul Dagwar (Cosun Beet Company)|
|11.10 – 11.35||Active storage as a way to produce fermentable sugars all year round - Johan van Groenestijn (WUR)|
|11.35 – 12.00||New developments on PEF and Avantium’s flagship factory - Ed de Jong (Avantium)|
|12.00 – 12.25||Vegetable oils as feedstock for the chemical industry - Rolf Blaauw (WUR)|
|Session 2||Renewables and consumer products|
|13.45 – 14.10||Unilever Clean Future - Sarah Hosking|
|14.10 – 14.35||Contributing to closing the loop: the challenges of MMCF to textiles - Martina Opietnik (Lenzing Group)|
|14.35 – 15.00||Innovations in plant based materials - Martijn Kruisweg (Plantics)|
|15.00 – 15.25||Issues in the recycling of various waste streams - Karin Molenveld (WUR)|
|Session 3||Circularity of products|
|15.40 – 16.05||Developments with regard to sustainable packaging based on paper - Jan Troelstra (Vaassen Flexibel Packaging)|
|16.05 – 16.30||Backcasting of circular Materials - Wouter Post (WUR)|
|16.30 – 16.45||Closing remarks|
|16.45 – 18.00||Drinks and networking opportunities|
|16.45 – ...||Opportunity to visit Wageningen Food and Biobased Research facilities|