Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Biobased Material of the Year 2016

For the ninth year running, the Innovation Award 'Biobased Material of the Year' will be presented in 2016 to a candidate from the young, innovative biobased chemicals and materials industry finding appropriate and profitable applications and markets for their biobased products. The focus of the award is on new developments within the area that have been launched in 2015 or will be launched in 2016. Could you be the winner? If so get your application started! 

Producers and inventors of innovative biobased materials are invited to complete their application for the award by 8 February 2016 in order to take part in the Innovation Award 'Biobased Material of the Year 2016' and join an exclusive group of winners including well-known actors in the biobased scene Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany), EcoTechnilin Ltd (UK), Ecovative Design (USA), fischerwerke (DE), Henkel (DE), Newlight Technologies (USA), Resopal (DE), Roquette (FR), Tecnaro (DE), Tereos Syral (FR), Staedtler (DE) and others.

The only conditions for applications are that your product or service is a biobased material in a specific new application and must have been launched on the market in 2015 or will be launched in 2016. Applying is fast and simple. Just complete the short application form, send it with a leaflet and two printable pictures of your product by email to award organisers nova-Institut GmbH and send them a product sample  by post. For more details of the award and application procedure click here.

Biobased conference
The award will be presented at the Ninth International Conference on Biobased Materials that will take place on 5 and 6 April 2016 at the Maternushaus in Cologne, Germany. This conference aims to provide international major players from the biobased building blocks, polymers and industrial biotechnology industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies. Representatives of political bodies and associations will also have their say alongside leading bioeconomy companies.

Topics that the conference sessions will cover include:

  • New policy and markets
  • New biomass utilization pathway beyond drop-ins
  • New building blocks and polymers
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)
  • Lignin utilisation
  • Cellulose fibres

Find out more about the conference here.

The Ninth International Conference on Biobased Materials builds on successful previous conferences. Over 250 participants and 20 exhibitors mainly from industry are expected! Register before the end of the year and take advantage of an exclusive early bird discount of 15%.

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