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Renewable Materials Conference

10. May 2022 - 12. May 2022

Ready-to-use fossil-free sustainable material solutions with a low carbon footprint are in fast growing demand. Innovative brand owners are keeping an eye out for such solutions, in particular those that will soon reach the mainstream.

For the second time, nova-Institute presents numerous market highlights from bio- and CO2- based chemicals and materials as well as from chemical recycling: All material solutions based on renewable carbon. Together, there is sufficient potential to completely replace petrochemicals by 2050. To tackle climate change at its roots, all additional fossil carbon from the ground must be substituted with renewable alternatives. Over the course of three days, participants will get a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in the renewable material sector, with a focus on industry-ready solutions from a wide spectrum of sustainable raw materials and technologies.

In 2021, the new concept of the Renewable Materials Conference generated an outstanding response, which exceeded all expectations: 420 online participants witnessed a firework of innovations of non-fossil material. 60 speakers, 11 panel discussions, 500 public posts and 1,500 networking activities were proof of the lively exchange during the three conference days.

In 2022, nova-Institute plans to host the conference physically in the heart of Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne, just a few hours away from France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Expected are 400 participants on-site and many more online. On-site, the conference will be accompanied by a large exhibition where companies and institutes can showcase their recent developments. The supporting program, networking activities and many secluded spots at the location offers excellent opportunities to make new business contacts and refresh old ones.

The focus of the conference: All material solutions based on renewable carbon – avoiding the use of additional fossil carbon. The entire spectrum of renewable materials is covered: bio based, CO2- based and recycled.

First day:

  • Strategies for the Chemical Industry of the future
  • Renewable Chemicals and Building Blocks from Biorefineries
  • CO2 Utilisation and Chemical Recycling

Second day:

  • Renewable Polymers and Plastics from Biomass, CO2 and Recycling
  • The “Renewable Material of the Year 2022” competition and award ceremony

Third day:

  • The Brands View on Renewable Materials
  • Renewable Plastics, Fibres and Composites, Packaging and Biodegradation
  • Parallel Session on Renewable Fine Chemicals

The program includes a diverse range of bio-based materials such as bio-based polymers, plastics and biocomposites (first and second generation, biowaste), CO2-based materials (from fossil and biogenic point sources, atmosphere) as well as mechanically and chemically recycled materials.


10. May 2022
12. May 2022


nova-Institut GmbH
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