Strong Interest in Renewable Materials: Record Conference Attendance and Three Winners of the “Renewable Material of the Year 2023” Innovation Award

465 participants from 32 countries attended the Renewable Materials Conference in Siegburg (near Cologne, Germany). The winners of the Innovation Award are bio-based and biodegradable elastic materials from KUORI (CH), carbon-light yeast oil COLIPI (DE) and the plastic-free natural polymer traceless® (DE). Meanwhile, not investing in renewable materials is becoming a relevant risk. Is your strategy to move away from fossil carbon ready?

Großes Interesse an erneuerbaren Materialien: Rekordbeteiligung an der Konferenz und drei Gewinner des Innovationspreises “Renewable Material of the Year 2023”

465 Teilnehmer aus 32 Ländern besuchten die Konferenz für erneuerbare Materialien in Siegburg (bei Köln). Die Gewinner des Innovationspreises sind bio-basierte und biologisch abbaubare elastische Materialien von KUORI (CH), das CO2-arme Hefeöl COLIPI (DE) und das plastikfreie Naturpolymer traceless® (DE). Nicht in erneuerbare Materialien zu investieren wird zu einem relevanten Risiko. Haben Sie schon eine Strategie für die Abkehr vom fossilen Kohlenstoff?

The Chemical and Plastics Industry Will Need to Replace 1 Gt of Fossil Carbon per Year with Renewable Carbon from Biomass, CO2 and Recycling to Net-Zero

The upcoming Renewable Materials Conference, 23-25 May in Siegburg/Cologne (Germany) promises to be a one-of-a-kind event that provides a platform for showcasing the impressive achievements in the field of renewable materials. The conference will bring together experts, stakeholders, and industry leaders to discuss latest developments and share their visions and strategies for the future

Die Chemie- und Kunststoffindustrie müssen 1 Gt fossilen Kohlenstoff pro Jahr durch erneuerbaren Kohlenstoff aus Biomasse, CO₂ und Recycling ersetzen, um eine Netto-Null-Emission zu erreichen

Die bevorstehende Renewable Materials Conference, die vom 23. bis 25. Mai in Siegburg/Köln (Deutschland) stattfinden wird, verspricht eine einzigartige Veranstaltung zu werden und eine Plattform für die Präsentation der beeindruckenden Errungenschaften auf dem Gebiet erneuerbarer Materialien. Die Konferenz bringt Experten, Interessenvertreter und Branchenführer zusammen, um neueste Entwicklungen zu diskutieren und Visionen und Strategien für die Zukunft auszutauschen

Smarte Technologien und Materialien aus dem Bereich der Kohlenstoffabscheidung und -verwertung (CCU) defossilisieren die Wirtschaft

Mit einer aktuellen Kapazität von rund 1,3 Millionen Tonnen für CO₂-basierte Produkte und einer stetig wachsenden Nachfrage, tragen intelligente Technologien aus dem Bereich der Kohlenstoffabscheidung und -verwertung (CCU) dazu bei, CO2 als Quelle für erneuerbaren Kohlenstoff zu etablieren. Viele dieser Innovationen wurden auf der Conference on CO2-bases Fuels and Chemicals 2023 vorgestellt

Bacteria-Based Cellulose Fibre NullarborTM (“No Trees“) Wins “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2023” Award Against Strong Competition

The collaboration between Nanollose (AU) and Birla Cellulose (IN) with tree-free lyocell from bacterial cellulose called Nullarbor™ is the winning cellulose fibre innovation 2023, followed by Renewcell (SE) cellulose fibres made from 100 % textile waste, while Vybrana – the new generation banana fibre from Gencrest Bio Products (IN) won third place

Bakterien-basierte Cellulosefaser NullarborTM „keine Bäume“ gewinnt gegen starke Konkurrenz die Auszeichnung „Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2023“.

Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Nanollose (AU) und Birla Cellulose (IN) mit baumfreiem Lyocell aus bakterieller Cellulose namens Nullarbor™ ist die siegreiche Cellulosefaser-Innovation 2023, gefolgt von Renewcell (SE) Cellulosefasern aus 100% Textilabfällen, und Vybrana – die neue Generation von Bananenfasern von Gencrest Bio Products (IN) belegt den dritten Platz

Crises need clever minds – The winner of the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2020” is a wood fibre-based ready meal tray certified for home composting from Huhtamaki Lurgan (UK/Finland)!

The second place goes to a self-adhesive tape from monta Klebebandwerk (Germany), which consists of 90% renewable raw materials. Third place goes to a functional barrier coating from Fraunhofer ISC (Germany), which is a paper-based and compostable functional barrier coating for food packaging, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Only one established event on bio-based economy was neither cancelled nor postponed: The “13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials” will be held ONLINE this year on 12–14 May 2020 – final programme available online

44 speakers from leading companies have confirmed their presentations. Topics of the online conference are circular economy, renewable carbon, chemical recycling and latest investments in biorefineries. Information on technologies, markets and policy will be provided for bio-based building blocks and polymers. One special focus is on lignin utilisation, another on fine chemicals for pharma, cosmetics, body care & specialities.

Aviation fuels, CO2-based fuels and chemicals, PtX and CCU need conferences and meeting places for exchange – especially in times of the corona virus.

Unfortunately, nova won’t be able to hold the major conferences in Cologne next week due to general event bans in Germany: 1st European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels (in cooperation with IASA), 23 March 2020 and the 8th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers, 24 – 25 March 2020

Compostable sanitary pads from India, sustainable fibres from Finland and home compostable coffee capsules from Germany are the winners of the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2019”

For the 12th year in a row, the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year” has been granted to the young, innovative bio-based chemicals and materials industry. The award has been sponsored by InfraServ Knapsack and organized by nova-Institute (both located in Hürth, Germany)