Past event: World Biopolymers and Bioplastics Innovation Forum

Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable feedstocks, such as starch, cellulose, vegetable oils and vegetable fats. They may or may not be biodegradable and some are only partially biobased, that is they contain both renewable and fossil-fuel-based carbon. Both the amount of biobased constituents and the conditions under which these polymers biodegrade can vary widely.

Biopolymers are natural polymers produced by the cells of living organisms. Biopolymers consist of monomeric units that are covalently bonded to form larger molecules. Bioplastics, or bio-derived plastics include everything from some of our oldest plastic formulations to the innovative formulations of today. Many bioplastics can behave as well or better than their traditional counterparts. Technically, bioplastics are a subset of biopolymers, meaning all bioplastics are biopolymers but not all biopolymers are bioplastics. While the word bioplastics is used freely in many discussions of sustainable plastics, it does not always mean quite the same thing. Typically, it is used to describe plastics with one or more of these characteristics: plant- or animal-based source, biodegradability, compostability.

This conference is an attempt to explore the different ways to utilize natural resources for betterment of the future, promising a better tomorrow for the progeny and a better vision for the springing research. Moreover, it aims to deliver an on-going concept of biobased world across the globe. In the present world, where we use the consequences of plastic products, conventional plastics, and the waste management of these products when they become waste, is a current and pressing issue all over the world. Concerns focus on the potential impact of conventional plastics they cause to the environment and how to recycle them.

This topic is very interesting and the need for biopolymers and bioplastics is growing fast worldwide. This international forum will have an emphasis on various related topics such as biodegradable polymers, biomaterials, nanopolymers, thermal plastics, and plastic pollution.

Key Topics & Discussions

  • Overview of biopolymers and bioplastics.
  • Biopolymers and bioplastics technologies.
  • Recycling of biopolymers and bioplastics.
  • Conversion processes of biopolymers and bioplastics.
  • Opportunities and challenges of biopolymers for 3D printing.
  • Emerging technologies of bioplastics for a circular economy.
  • Case studies of biopolymers and bioplastic

Key Learning Benefits

  • Understand the global market of bioplastics and biopolymers in 2023.
  • Learn about conversion processes of biopolymers and bioplastics.
  • Discover how biopolymers are produced from food wastes.
  • Learn about the circular bioplastics' economy.
  • Understand biopolymers' 3D printing of cellulose, starch, and polylactic acid.
  • Evaluate the use of biopolymers in environmental applications.
  • Assess the bioplastics industry with a crucial role in implementing the European Green Deal.
  • Explore bioplastics as a green approach toward sustainable environment.
  • Analyze the use of biopolymers vs. synthetic polymers.

Who should attend?

  • Academic Experts in polymers, biopolymers & bioplastics
  • Investors & Entrepreneurs
  • Organizations in the Biopolymers Sectors
  • Industry Leaders, Government Leaders
  • Environmentalists
  • Clean-Tech Specialists
  • Research Institutions
  • Young Researchers & Student Researchers
  • Eminent Scientists of biopolymers and bioplastics.
  • Chemical engineering Research Professors.
  • Junior/Senior research fellows of biomaterials and bioproducts.
  • CEO's of biopolymers and bioplastics companies.
  • Members of different physics associations of Biopolymers and bioplastics.
  • Biopolymers doctorates


  • Bineke Posthumus, Avantium, Director business development Renewable Polymers
  • Luca Gili, STELLANTIS – Centro Ricerche Fiat, Polymers Team Supervisor
  • Chaeryun Yeom, Futua Mat, R&D Project Manager
  • Hausmann Karlheinz, Dow, Sr Advisor
  • Gabriel Ciaccio, STELLANTIS – Centro Ricerche Fiat, Plastic Engineer Materials Specialist
  • Cristian Hedesiu, Carbonauten GmbH, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Colin Ardern, Applied Bioplastics, CEO
  • Andreas Kuenkel, BASF SE, Vice President, Biopolymer Research
  • Frank Brouwer, Stahl International B.V, Renewable Chemistry Specialist
  • Derek Atkinson, TotalEnergies Corbion BV, VP Sales and Business Development
  • John Williams, Aquapak Polymers Ltd, Chief Technical Officer
  • Anita Haider, Emnandi Bioplastics Ltd, Founder & CEO
  • Floris Buijzen, Borealis, Strategic PlatformLeadreLircular Economy Solutions
  • Ruud Rouleaux, Helian Polymers Bv, CEO /Business Devlopment
  • Michael Brandkamp, European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF), General Partner
  • Gabrielle Gauge, RENAULT GROUP, Polymers Specialist on Life Cycle Assessment, Substances and Recycling
  • Mariusz Nowak, Simoldes Plasticos, Project Manager
  • Jasmin Brinkmann, ISCC System GmbH, Senior System Manager
  • Ulrich Scherbel, AMSilk, CEO
  • Gregory Coue, Kompuestos, R&D Manager
  • Katerin Carrillo, Natupla – Natural Plastic, Cofounder
  • Francesco Distante, Sulzer Chemtech Ltd, R&D Engineer and Market Development Manager
  • Mariam Ispahani, Sonali Bioplastics, Founder & CEO

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Steigenberger Airport Hotel
Willy-Brandt-Platz 3, 12529
Berlin, Schönefeld, Germany

Event details
Organizer : Leadvent
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24026