Discover the diverse program of the Advanced Recycling Conference (ARC)

Be a part of the solution and discover the multiple pathways of advanced recycling

We are happy to present you a comprehensive program that gives all attendees the opportunity to gain deep insights into all recent recycling developments. Aside the talks we offer several opportunities for networking with a broad variety of stakeholders along the entire plastics value chain.

14-15 November 2022 – hybrid event (on site and online), Cologne, Germany

Day 1: 10:00-17:40

  • Michael Carusnova-Institut (DE): Conference Opening

Session 1 – Advanced Recycling – Status and Outlook

  • Michael Wiener, DSD – Duales System Holding (DE) & Carlos Monreal, Plastic Energy (UK): Closed Loop Recycling – Building Bridges Between Chemical and Mechanical Recycling
  • Richard von Goetze, Interzero (DE): Chemical Recycling in Germany – What Feedstock can Actually be Used for Chemical Recycling
  • N.N., Shell (DE): Shell’s Plastic Circular Economy Ambitions
  • Maiju Helin, Neste (FI): Role of Chemical Recycling in Industrial Transformation – Neste View
  • Andreas Hackl, Next Generation Elements (AT): Advanced Recycling – From a Technology Provider Prospective

Session 2 – Policy, Financing and Cooperation

  • Lara Dammer, nova-Institut (DE): From Policy to Implementation – Challenges in the Years Ahead
  • Tom Hesselink, KPMG (NL): The Green Deal: A Game Changer for the Waste Management and Plastics Industries
  • Marc Borghans, ING (NL): Financing Innovative Plastic Recycling and Bioplastics Plants
  • Joop Groen, Circular Biobased Delta (NL): CBBD Network Chemical Recycling: “The Power of Collaboration”

Diversity of Advanced Recycling

  • Lars Krause nova-Institut (DE): Mapping of Advanced Recycling Technologies for Plastics Waste

Session 3 – Pyrolysis

  • Tijmen Vries, BioBTX (NL): Full Carbon Circularity Made Possible
  • Wolfgang Hofer, OMV Downstream (AT): OMV ReOil® – Chemical Recycling – A Technology Enabling the Recycling of Plastics Complementary to Mechanical Recycling
  • Stephan Roest, Borealis (AT): Borealis, Thinking Circular to Close the Loop
  • Carsten Larsen, Agilyx (US): An Integrated Approach to Chemical Recycling

Day 2: 09:00-17:50

  • Lars Krause, nova-Institut GmbH (DE): Conference Opening

Session 1 – Sustainability and Digitalisation

  • James Veale, GreenToken by SAP (AU/DE): Material Traceability for Increased Circularity in the Chemical Industry – A Blockchain-Based Mass Balance Approach Using GreenToken by SAP©
  • Carolin Deregowski, BASF (DE): LCA of Chemical Recycling of Mixed Plastic Waste
  • Virginie Bussières, Pyrowave (CA): Transparent Communication: A Case Study of the LCA of the Pyrowave-Michelin Project
  • Matthias Stratmann, nova-Institut (DE): Sustainability in Advanced Recycling – Assessments and Open Questions

Session 2 – Chemical PET Recycling

  • Mathias Kirstein, Rittec Umwelttechnik (DE): Innovative Back-To-Monomer Recycling – Solution for Mixed PET/Polyester Waste
  • Franz-Xaver Keilbach, KraussMaffei Extrusion (DE): Solvent-Based and Chemical Recycling with Single and Twin-Screw Extrusion
  • Vivek Tandon, revalyu Resources (DE): A Unique, Fully Commercialised, Chemical PET Recycling Process
  • Mathieu Berthoud, Carbios (FR): Recycling any Kind of PET Wastes Into any Kind of PET Products: The Power of Biology

Session 3 – Dissolution, Solvolysis and More

  • Solenne Brouard Gaillot, Polystyvert (CA): Dissolution of Styrenic Plastics – Purification of Polystyrene and Beyond
  • Nora Lardiés-Miazza, Aimplas (ES): Composites: EoL Solutions Using Chemical Recycling Technologies
  • Danka Katrakova-Krüger, TH Köln (DE): Rubber Recycling

Session 4 – Pre-processing, Post-processing & Upgrading

  • Anne-Marie De Moei, Alfa Laval Technologies (NL/SE): Alfa Laval Contributions in Chemical Recycling of Tires and Plastic via Pyrolysis
  • Luis Hoffmann, Sulzer Chemtech (CH): Overcoming the Challenge of Purification in Chemical Recycling
  • Klaus Lederer, EREMA Group (AT): Physical Input Stream Preparation Solutions for Chemical Recycling Technologies
  • Frieder Dreisbach, TA Instruments – a Division of Waters (DE): Advancing Circular Economy and Closed Material Cycles by Improving Chemical Recycling Processes Through Thermal Analysis
  • Jochen Schofer, Coperion (DE): Recycling Plastics With the Twin Screw Extruder – Challenges and Solutions for Mechanical, Advanced and Solvent-Based Recycling

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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, 2022-10-10.


Alfa Laval
Biobased Delta
Borealis Polyolefine AG
DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG
GreenToken by SAP
Krauss-Maffei GmbH
Neste Corporation
Next Generation Elements GmbH
nova-Institut GmbH
revalu - Global Plastic Bottle Recycling
Rittec Umwelttechnik
Shell Deutschland
Sulzer Chemtech Ltd.
TA Instruments LTD


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