This year’s PBS focused on the innovation, co-development and operational implementation necessary for the widespread deployment in the market of biobased products.
For CRM_InnoNet the objective of attending the event was to make some effective links with key biotechnology players and discuss how bio-based technologies could help in reducing Europe's dependency on key Critical Raw Materials (CRM).
For example, new biobased solutions, such as bio-catalysts, could replace some of the traditional CRM-based products in specific applications.
With a long-term approach and proven track record, PBS 2015 offers a high-quality programme looking at the future for biobased business in Europe. The conference and tradeshow are very well attended and the summit was one of the first European events dedicated to the bioeconomy.
CRM_InnoNet was hosted by Cefic-SusChem in Lille along with fellow SusChem-inspired projects Bio-tic, Recreate and R4R.
The PBS is organised by the Association Chimie du Vegetal (ACDV) that represents the French plant-based chemistry sector working in partnership with publishing group Infopro Digital. The Plant Based Summit organisers’ strong position in the industrial landscape is key to allow the whole plant-based chemistry value chain to be gathered again in Lille including actors from the agro-industrials, chemical intermediates, chemists and end-users.