Get in touch with the whole value chain of the PHA platform

One of the most important and well established meeting points for the European Bio-based Economy

The whole value chain of the polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) platform will be showcased in a session on 6 April: Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). With seven presentations about PHA, the conference provides a comprehensive overview of this interesting and exciting biodegradable polymer. The session includes speakers from the following companies: Jan Ravenstijn Consulting (NL), Bioplastech Ltd. (IE), Kaneka Corporation (BE/JP), GFBiochemicals Ltd. (NL) and Metabolix, Inc. (US). In addition, leading scientists from AIMPLAS (ES) and University of Natural resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (AT) will give a speech.

Market leaders will showcase the latest developments and trends in bio-based building blocks and polymers at this leading international conference. The final programme is already available and includes among others speakers from the following companies and organisations: Albis (DE), Amyris (USA), Covestro (DE), Evonik (DE), Kaneka (JP), Metabolix (USA), Metsä Fibre (FI), Rennovia (USA), Solvay (BE), TetraPack (SE) and TransFurans Chemicals (BE). In addition, leading scientists from AIMPLAS (SP), RWTH Aachen (DE), University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna (AT), University of York (UK) and Wageningen UR (NL) will give a speech.

Additional highlights are Rina Singh of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO, USA) and the world leading blogger on bio-based chemistry, Doris de Guzman from Tecnon OrbiChem (UK). Special focus points of the conference this year are biorefinery concepts and trends in use of lignin.

You can find all information about the programme, exhibitors and participants on the website:


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AIMPLAS (Asociación de Investigación de Materiales Plásticos y Conexas)
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
Covestro AG
Evonik Industries AG
Jan Ravenstijn Consulting
Kaneka Corporation
Metsä Group
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)
Tetra Pak International S.A.
TransFurans Chemicals
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU)
University of York (UK)
Wageningen University


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