Start-ups & Science Day – The latest and hottest innovations in bio-based economy in Europe!

The 7th International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 8-10 April 2014, at the Maternushaus in Cologne (Germany)

For the first time, the third day of the conference will focus not only on science, but also on innovative start-up companies – bringing them in contact with investors and industry. Selected European start-up companies from the field of bio-based chemistry and polymers will introduce their innovations on the third day of the conference, which is organized in collaboration with BCNP Consultants (, Bio.NRW Business Angel Network ( and CLIB2021 (

It is one of the biggest conferences of the industry with more than 180 participants from all over the world and an exhibition that provides an excellent platform for your networking!

Be sure to be visible in the conference environment and book your own stand at the exhibition. For more information:

Programme – 10 April 2014:

3rd Day, 10 April 2014 – Start-ups & Science

9:00 Moderator: Tobias Kirchhoff, BCNP Consultants GmbH (DE)

9:10 Dr. Gunnar Engelmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP (DE) Lignin from domestic black liquor for the production of fibre reinforced thermosets

9:40 Dr. Jan Ravenstijn, Biopolymer Consultant (NL) PHA… Is it here to stay? – The role of start-ups for the PHA production worldwide

10:10 Dr. Hendrik Waegeman, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BE) Bio Base Europe: An instrument for start-ups to bridge the gap between laboratory research and industrial production

10:40 Coffee break

11:10 Leonie Völsgen / Felix Puller, Qmilch Deutschland GmbH (DE) Qmilk, the fiber made of milk

11:40 Gilles Amsallem, Biométhodes (FR) Optimized lignocellulosic process for biotech industries

12:10 Lunch break


13:30 Moderator: Dr. Vera Haye, CLIB2021 (DE) Start-ups and the Cluster Industrial Biotechnology

13:50 Dr. Albrecht Läufer, Corvay GmbH (DE) RenewChem – Invest into Process Development for Lowest Cost L-Lactid Acid Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass

14:20 Dr. Christian Schwarz, peP2Xpress (DE) Bio-based technologies – From chemical to affordable peptides

14:50 Sebastian Selzer, PS Biotech GmbH (DE) Polymer based fed-batch feeding (Feed Plate®) systems for early bioprocess development



nova-Institut GmbH
Chemiepark Knapsack
Industriestraße 300
50354 Hürth
Phone +49(0)2233-48-14 40
Fax +49(0)2233-48-14 50


nova-Institute, press release, 2014-03-27.


BCNP Consultants
Bio Base Europe (BBEU)
Bio.NRW Business Angel Network
Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie e.V. (CLIB2021)
Corvay GmbH
Fraunhofer-Institut für angewandte Polymerforschung (IAP)
nova-Institut GmbH
PS Biotech GmbH
QMilch Deutschland GmbH


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