Deep insight into a turbulent and growing market – Expert workshop on the global production of bio-based building blocks and polymers

nova Session “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities, Production and Trends 2019-2024”. A Workshop with leading biopolymer experts from Germany, the Netherlands and the USA. Join in, learn, discuss and share.

The international biopolymer expert group of the nova-Institute invites you to join the nova Session “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities, Production and Trends 2019-2024” on 9 March, 2020 ( The all-day workshop will take place in the Wöllhaf Conference Centre of Cologne Bonn Airport, which is easily accessible by plane, train or car, so that you can participate without an overnight stay.

(L-R) Raj Chinthapali, nova-Institut GmbH (DE); Michel Carus, nova-Institut GmbH(DE); Wolfgang Baltus, Wobalt Expedition Consultancy (TH); Pia Skoczinski , nova-Institut GmbH (DE); Dr. Harald Kaeb, narocon InnovationConsulting (DE); Prof. Jan Ravenstijn, Jan Ravenstijn Consulting (NL); Doris de Guzman, Tecnon OrbiChem (USA)

The workshop will focus on the market and trend report “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities, Production and Trends 2019-2024” published in January 2020 ( Most authors of the market and trend report will participate in the workshop and they will address the latest market data from 2019 to 2024, future trends and recent developments. What is the political framework for bio-based polymers and plastics? Which countries offer the best political support? Which bio-based building blocks, polymers and applications are the most promising? Who is ahead in the global race? How does the Biomass Balance Approach fit into the bio-based economy? The nova session offers the unique opportunity to exchange information and invite discussion about current market developments at the highest level.

Participants of the session will receive a 15% discount for purchasing the market report.

What will the future bring for the bio-based building block and polymer market?

Join the nova Session and get your questions answered. Have a look at the fantastic programme and register for this one-day event at

The production of bio-based polymers has become much more professional and differentiated in recent years. A large number of different producers and supplier came into play to create bio-based alternatives for practically every application. The already large number of players in the bio-based polymer field, many situated in Asia, makes it difficult to verify each announced and installed capacity and their actual production. Detailed research, including interviews with international experts and players in the bio-based polymer field have now made it possible to draw a verified and realistic view on the market. The results look at an even smaller bio-based polymer market than formerly assumed: The market share of bio-based polymers in the total polymer and plastics market is 1% (3.8 million tonnes in 2019). The capacities and production of bio-based polymers will continue to grow with an expected CAGR of about 3% until 2024, which is almost the same predicted growth rate as for fossil-based polymers and plastics.


nova-Institut GmbH, 20-01-30


Jan Ravenstijn Consulting
nova-Institut GmbH
Tecnon OrbiChem
Wobalt Expedition Consultancy