Countdown for abstracts: Only two weeks left to submit your abstract for the Renewable Materials Conference 2023 (RMC)

The brightest stars of Renewable Materials meet in Siegburg/Cologne (Germany), 23-25 May 2023. The unique concept of presenting all renewable material solutions at one event hits the mark: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled are the only alternatives to fossil-based chemicals and materials

After its second edition, the Renewable Materials Conference with more than 400 participants has already established itself as one of the most important conferences for renewable materials worldwide. For May 2023, the RMC expects more than 500 participants and 30 premium exhibitors in a new, larger location in Siegburg, close to Cologne (Germany).

Located in Western Germany, Siegburg is easy to reach for international participants from France, Belgium and the Netherlands in only a few hours. The new location provides a large car park nearby and good connections to the Frankfurt, Cologne and Düsseldorf airports via the German high speed railway system.

Throughout three days, speakers from prominent companies will present and discuss many innovative renewable materials options – based on biomass, CO2 and recycling – in over 60 presentations and 14 panel discussions: The latest innovations and implementations in renewable materials. Don’t miss out on your comprehensive appearance at this unique and highly sought-after event. Highest priority cases will of course to be presented in the program, where a top-class Advisory Board will select the most exciting contributions from the submissions.

Call for Abstracts

You would like to give a presentation at the conference? You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies or developments. 

Deadline for submission 15 December 2022:

Call for Innovations

The innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year 2023”, organised by nova-Institute and sponsored by Covestro, will be granted at the Renewable Materials Conference 2023. Producers and inventors of innovative technologies and applications based on biomass, CO2 or advanced recycling were invited to submit their innovation. 

Deadline for submission 28 February 2023:

Sponsor, Exhibitor and Company Events

The innovation award is sponsored by Covestro (DE), Platinum Sponsor is UPM Biochemicals (FI). Of the total of ten Gold Sponsor spots available, only four are still available. Gold sponsors are Alfa Laval (SE), Covation Bio (CN), iff (US), Sappi (SE), TUEV Austria (AT), Sugar Energy (CN). Bronze goes to the company Heraeus (DE).

There are also other ways to position yourself well at the leading conference: as a sponsor, exhibitor or even with your own events in high-quality workshop rooms, which are also listed in the program:


The Renewable Materials Conference is supported by industry and trade associations, non-profit organisations, research institutions and interest groups, that are thematically linked to the conference: BCNP Consultants (DE), C.A.R.M.E.N. (DE), CLIB – Cluster Industrial Biotechnology (DE), European Bioplastics (EU), IBB – Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk (DE), ITA – Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen (DE), kunststoffland NRW (DE), Renewable Carbon Initiative (International).

To register for the event, please visit

About nova-Institute

nova-Institute is a private and independent research institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on the transition of the chemical and material industry to renewable carbon: How to substitute fossil carbon with biomass, direct CO2 utilisation and recycling. We offer our unique understanding to support the transition of your business into a climate neutral future. nova-Institute has more than 40 employees. 


nova-Institute, press release, 2022-11-29.


Alfa Laval
BCNP Consultants
C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V.
Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie e.V. (CLIB2021)
Covation Biomaterials
Covestro AG
European Bioplastics e.V.
Heraeus Group
Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH (IBB Netzwerk GmbH)
Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) – RWTH Aachen
kunststoffland NRW e.V.
nova-Institut GmbH
Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI)
Sappi Global
UPM Biochemicals


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