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  • Building a Bio-Based Industry


  • Scale Up & Process Technology


  • Sustainable Brands


  • Where brands meet the bio-based industry: outlining the structure and objectives of World Bio Markets 2019
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • What can the industry learn from the technical innovations that have altered the course of humanity?
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • ​​Summary and feedback of key themes from yesterday and setting the objectives for today
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Why brands can no longer afford to ignore sustainable, bio-based and circular solutions and what we’re doing about it
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Working together to solve mutual challenges - how big chem can learn from bio-based, and vice versa.
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • ChainCraft develops mixed culture fermentation technologies in order to produce sustainable biobased chemicals that are able to compete with current state of the industry-produced chemicals. The biodiesel factory and it’s lab and office space is part of a larger concept, called Greenmills. Within Greenmills, several companies operate in the conversion of organic waste and residues into valuable 2nd generation bio-products like biodiesel, biogas, compost, animal feed and biochemicals. The Greenmills concept scores very high on sustainability and is a leading example in Industrial Ecology, because of the integration and re-use of several ‘waste’ streams. Available only to those registered for the Workshop Day. Limited places available on first come, first served basis.
    1st April - Workshop Day

  • What does a future sustainable, circular economy look like, where does bio-based fit and how do we get there?
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • ​​Moving forward by going in circles - better business and a healthier planet.
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Money, models and markets - models to ensure success, market adoption, regulation and more
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • The inside story of how Allbirds have gone from start-up to investment from Leonardo Di Caprio
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • How sustainable brands are harnessing the power of bio-based in leisure and outdoor wear
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Incorporating bio-based into existing complex material supply chains
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Ensuring the supply chain is sustainable: from factory to shop floor, and back again
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Matching changing market and consumer trends to business decision making
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Green is the new black: changing practices in one of the world’s most challenging industries
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Accelerating market uptake through smarter partnerships with bio-mass and feedstock suppliers
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Agriculture is the original bio-based industry: maximising the growing opportunities found within it
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Bio-based straws and the renewable journey: changing processes in one of the world’s largest companies
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Matching materials with demands: how new products can match changing trends in plastics
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Maximising the moment: how bio-plastics have never had a better opportunity to go mainstream
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • How plastics from new sources can change consumers relationships with products
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • How bio-based and sustainable materials can turn the plastics crisis into plastics opportunity
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Nice idea, but we’re not investing: turning ideas and science into investable businesses
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Five companies from our Bio-Stars 2019 programme share their business plans, inspirations and goals - in just five minutes. And our interactive tech platform allows our attendees to vote for their favourite.
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • The winners of our annual search for the finest bio-based developments are announced. Categories for 2019 include Bio-Based product of the year, Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the year, Best use of alternative feedstocks, Story of the year and more.
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Where brands meet the bio-based industry: outlining the structure and objectives of World Bio Markets 2019
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • What can the industry learn from the technical innovations that have altered the course of humanity?
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • ​​Summary and feedback of key themes from yesterday and setting the objectives for today
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Why brands can no longer afford to ignore sustainable, bio-based and circular solutions and what we’re doing about it
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Working together to solve mutual challenges - how big chem can learn from bio-based, and vice versa.
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • ChainCraft develops mixed culture fermentation technologies in order to produce sustainable biobased chemicals that are able to compete with current state of the industry-produced chemicals. The biodiesel factory and it’s lab and office space is part of a larger concept, called Greenmills. Within Greenmills, several companies operate in the conversion of organic waste and residues into valuable 2nd generation bio-products like biodiesel, biogas, compost, animal feed and biochemicals. The Greenmills concept scores very high on sustainability and is a leading example in Industrial Ecology, because of the integration and re-use of several ‘waste’ streams. Available only to those registered for the Workshop Day. Limited places available on first come, first served basis.
    1st April - Workshop Day

  • What does a future sustainable, circular economy look like, where does bio-based fit and how do we get there?
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • ​​Moving forward by going in circles - better business and a healthier planet.
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Money, models and markets - models to ensure success, market adoption, regulation and more
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Selecting the correct, sustainable feedstock for your specific bio-based chemical
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Integrating new feedstocks into your existing supply chain with minimal disruption
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • The economics of location, scalability, consistency and cost of storage
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • How to build your own plant: making it a reality and making sure you don’t go bust
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Algal Biomass and Wet Waste Streams for Production of fuels and chemicals.
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • From land to brand: how do we optimise feedstock supply and processing at commercial scale?
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Innovations in plant engineering and technology to reduce costs and increase efficiencies
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • How to run a successful and profitable bio-based plant: optimising an operational plant
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • We were promised bio-based refineries: what’s holding projects back and how to navigate the roadblocks
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • ​​Pioneering innovation in process technology for greater speed, efficiency and cost reduction
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Standards for certification of new bio-based molecules, and defining methods of integrating these molecules into existing supply chains
    1st April - Workshop Day

  • Matching your molecule to your market: targeting the correct use case, application and products
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • The unknowns of innovative processes: innovating whilst minimising risk at scale up
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Understanding financing options: from VC funding to a JV with a big chemical company
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Modern approaches to scaling processes and plants from lab, to pilot, to commercial scale
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Protecting IP and managing patents in a collaborative but competitive new market
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Your hands on guide to making a success of scaling up your operations to full scale commercial production and how to avoid the pitfalls that have bankrupted others
    1st April - Workshop Day

  • Nice idea, but we’re not investing: turning ideas and science into investable businesses
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • From an expert who has successfully achieved this, how to enable scalability, sustainability and consistent supply through supply chain management.
    1st April - Workshop Day

  • Five companies from our Bio-Stars 2019 programme share their business plans, inspirations and goals - in just five minutes. And our interactive tech platform allows our attendees to vote for their favourite.
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • The winners of our annual search for the finest bio-based developments are announced. Categories for 2019 include Bio-Based product of the year, Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the year, Best use of alternative feedstocks, Story of the year and more.
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Where brands meet the bio-based industry: outlining the structure and objectives of World Bio Markets 2019
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • What can the industry learn from the technical innovations that have altered the course of humanity?
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • ​​Summary and feedback of key themes from yesterday and setting the objectives for today
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Why brands can no longer afford to ignore sustainable, bio-based and circular solutions and what we’re doing about it
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Working together to solve mutual challenges - how big chem can learn from bio-based, and vice versa.
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • ChainCraft develops mixed culture fermentation technologies in order to produce sustainable biobased chemicals that are able to compete with current state of the industry-produced chemicals. The biodiesel factory and it’s lab and office space is part of a larger concept, called Greenmills. Within Greenmills, several companies operate in the conversion of organic waste and residues into valuable 2nd generation bio-products like biodiesel, biogas, compost, animal feed and biochemicals. The Greenmills concept scores very high on sustainability and is a leading example in Industrial Ecology, because of the integration and re-use of several ‘waste’ streams. Available only to those registered for the Workshop Day. Limited places available on first come, first served basis.
    1st April - Workshop Day

  • What does a future sustainable, circular economy look like, where does bio-based fit and how do we get there?
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • ​​Moving forward by going in circles - better business and a healthier planet.
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Money, models and markets - models to ensure success, market adoption, regulation and more
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Marketing is from Mars, Sustainability is from Venus: the right message to engage consumers
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Understanding changing consumer awareness and demands: the Blue Planet effect
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Speaking the language of bio-based: defining eco, sustainable, bio-based, circular and more
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • From land to the brand: building effective, and achievable supply chains ​
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Enable brands to reuse bio-based waste streams and move towards a​ ​​circular economy model
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Understanding how consumers perceive bio-based, and the language we should use to appeal to them
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Developing new products from bio-based plant waste for greater efficiencies, yields and profit
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Forming the right partnerships that enable producers and brands to use all byproducts
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Where bio-based, sustainability and the circular economy meet: making bio-based sustainable and circular
    3rd April - Congress Day 2

  • Sourcing sustainable and ethical feedstocks that don't compete with food and environmental concern
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Defining the circular economy and understanding how businesses can make sense of and integrate all aspects from sustainability goals, to bio-based to end of life
    1st April - Workshop Day

  • Regenerating bio-based feedstocks to optimise the carbon neutrality of your bio-based products
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Making a difference - how bio-based products can decarbonise the economy
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Life cycle assessments (LCAs) and how to measure carbon footprint for bio-based products.
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • How important is carbon neutrality vs. bio-based and are they mutually exclusive?
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • Understanding what the consumer really wants and creating a world class marketing, advertising and PR plan to deliver adoption and commercial success
    1st April - Workshop Day

  • Nice idea, but we’re not investing: turning ideas and science into investable businesses
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • How to engage with customers and amplify the value of bio-based and sustainable products.
    1st April - Workshop Day

  • Five companies from our Bio-Stars 2019 programme share their business plans, inspirations and goals - in just five minutes. And our interactive tech platform allows our attendees to vote for their favourite.
    2nd April - Congress Day 1

  • The winners of our annual search for the finest bio-based developments are announced. Categories for 2019 include Bio-Based product of the year, Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the year, Best use of alternative feedstocks, Story of the year and more.
    2nd April - Congress Day 1