Clear political requirements towards a bio-based economy have become a world-wide phenomenon, which includes bio-based plastics and composites along with bio-based additives and green chemistry. An increasing amount of discussions have been taking place in Brussels since this summer dealing with management objectives (and even quotas) for bio-based materials.
Investment in industrial biotechnology has increased significantly in Europe and new facilities can now provide the building blocks for bio-based plastics in ever-larger quantities. In addition, the industrial demand is also booming: many large consumer good companies have discovered bio-based materials and use them for their sustainable development strategies. An example here would be Coca-Cola, who have just switched from PET to 30% bio-based bottles.
In order to keep track of this dynamic development, we would like to bring your attention to our 4th biomaterial congress that shall take place on the 15th and 16th of March in Cologne at the Maternushaus (10 minute walk from the Central Station). In over 20 lectures and an exhibition, we will introduce the latest developments of main players from France, Benelux, Germany, North America and Asia. The theme covers the whole area of bio-materials, additives and industrial biotechnology. Additionally agents from assemblies along with Political representatives will present the new proposed political frameworks.
For further information, please visit www.biowerkstoff-kongress.deInnovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2011" - Apply now!
Lena Scholz | nova-Institut GmbH
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