Symposium 2022

After 2 year of Covid-restrictions the 9th Circular Biobased Performance Materials Symposium will take place in Wageningen, the Netherlands, on Thursday 16 June 2022. Please save this date in your calendar and meet us in Hotel De Wereld. The event is organized by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research.

Venue: Hotel de Wereld, 5 mei Plein, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

This edition focuses on the topic ‘From biorefineries to biobased Chemicals and Materials’. At this annual symposium, we will look closely at the latest market trends and developments. Key industry players from the entire value chain, ranging from agrifood to materials processing companies, end application producers and users, will reflect on their R&D strategies. 

Chairman of the Symposium will be Jan Noordegraaf who will also be giving a keynote presentation on 'an impartial monetary comparison for true cost of most used oil-based and bio-based polymers'. After ending of the symposium there will be the opportunity to visit our facilities on campus. 

If you have any further questions related to the programme, location or accommodation, contact our backoffice, phone: 0317-482689. We would be happy to provide a hotel suggestion. We look forward to welcoming you in Wageningen on 16 June 2022.

09.00 – 09.30 Reception and Registration
09.30 – 09.40 Welcome & Opening of the symposium by Chairman - Jan Noordegraaf
09.40 – 10.10 “Quo Vadis polymer cost”: an impartial monetary comparison for true cost of most used oil-based and bio-based polymers - Jan Noordegraaf
10.10 – 10.30 The future of biorefineries - Edwin Hamoen (WUR)
Session 1 Biobased sources for new chemicals and materials
10.45 – 11.10 Sugar as renewable feedstock - Olaf van Baal (Cosun Beet Company)
11.10 – 11.35 Active storage as a way to produce fermentable sugars all year round - Johan van Groenestijn (WUR)
11.35 – 12.00 New developments on PEF and Avantium’s flagship factory - Ed de Jong (Avantium)
12.00 – 12.25 Vegetable oils as feedstock for the chemical industry - Rolf Blaauw (WUR)
Session 2 Renewables and consumer products
13.45 – 14.10 Unilever Clean Future - Sarah Hosking
14.10 – 14.35 Contributing to closing the loop: the challenges of MMCF to textiles - Martina Opietnik (Lenzing Group)
14.35 – 15.00 Innovations in plant based materials - Martin Kruisweg (Plantics)
15.00 – 15.25 Issues in the recycling of various waste streams - Karin Molenveld (WUR)

Session 3 Circularity of products
15.40 – 16.05 Presentation on packaging materials - Vaassen Flexible Packaging tbc
16.05 – 16.30 Backcasting of circular Materials - Wouter Post (WUR)
16.30 – 16.45 Closing remarks
16.45 – 18.00 Drinks and networking opportunities
16.45 – ... Opportunities to visit Wageningen Food and Biobased Research facilities