For the first time: All fossil-free material solutions in one competition at the unique “Renewable Materials Conference”. Six innovations were nominated from 36 submissions. The conference participants will choose the winner.
The choice was harder than ever for the advisory board of the conference. This time they had to choose between 36 innovative and excellent submissions from all over the world. All of them sought to win the award “Renewable Material of the Year 2021” and all of them would have deserved to be nominated. Six of them have now been elected to present their new technologies and applications to a wide audience at the “Renewable Materials Conference” (18–20 May online event), which is looking for sustainable materials solutions. The award winners will be chosen by the conference participants online on the second day of the conference. The innovation award is sponsored by Covestro (Germany).
The six nominees convinced the advisory board with brand-new applications that aim to avoid or substitute fossil-based virgin materials. They are already on the market or are close to getting there. And the nominees are:
- MMAtwo (European Union): Regenerated Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) for 100 % Recycled
Acrylic Sheets and Composites
- Carbios (France): First Clear Plastic Bottles from Enzymatically Recycled Textile Waste
- Eastman (USA): Eastman’s Advanced Circular Recycling Technologies
- LanzaTech (USA/Switzerland): CO2 Recycling for CarbonSmart Cleaning
- Malai Biomaterials Design (India): Malai – Plant Leather Made from Coconut Wastewater
and Natural Fibres
- Plantics (The Netherlands) & Vepa (The Netherlands): Most Sustainable Chair Ever from
Hemp Fibres and Thermoset Bioresin
About the Renewable Material Conference
Which renewable materials are solutions that meet the needs of future societies? As a response to this challenging question, nova-Institute has decided to unite all relevant industries in the new “Renewable Materials Conference” on May 18–20, 2021. There is a growing market demand for advanced and ready-to-use renewable material solutions with a low carbon footprint – that are fossil-free.
For the first time, nova-Institute jointly presents all renewable material solutions: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled. Highlights and innovations of bio- and CO2-based chemicals and materials and chemical recycling will be presented. Or in other words: All material solutions based on renewable carbon – avoiding the use of additional fossil carbon.
Already 220 participants registered, between 300 and 400 are expected. An excellent opportunity to build new networks and present your solutions to other industries. One-on-one meetings can easily be arranged by an advanced online conference system.
The innovation award is sponsored by Covestro (DE). Neste (FI), Sorona (US), SUGAR
ENERGY (CN) and UPM (FI) support the conference as Gold Sponsors, Alfa Laval (SE),
FKuR (DE), MMAtwo (EU), Photanol/Renolit (NL, DE) as Silver Sponsors and LanzaTech
(US) as a Bronze Sponsor.
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