About
The Seminar

Our main aim is to promote discussion on new challenges and opportunities in bioplastics and sustainable biocomposites. The Seminar will be organized around the following thematic sessions:

✓ Innovations in biodegradable plastic materials and/or plastic materials obtained from renewable sources.

✓ Success stories of leading companies.

✓ Standardization, certification and LCA.

✓ Biotechnology and the sustainable waste recovery options offered by these materials.

Topics

Biodegradable materials Fuentes renovables Innovations in biodegradable plastic materials and/or plastic materials obtained from renewable sources We’ll assess the most important trends in this area that are driving the search for more environmentally friendly alternative sources, some of which have the capacity for biodegradation, and which also provide a response to consumer demand for more environmentally sustainable consumption. Success stories Casos de éxito Success stories of leading companies We’ll take a general look at the trends and role of bioplastics in the economy of the future, and leading companies will present their success stories and most innovative applications in the food, construction, textile, fishing and agriculture industries. Standardization, certification and LCA Normalizacion ACV Standardization, certification and LCA Certification and eco-labelling provide an opportunity for companies to inform their customers about the quality of their biodegradable products and/or products from renewable sources. In terms of product sustainability, LCA enables us to assess the environmental impact associated with these kinds of products, which are becoming increasingly more common on the market. Biotechnology biotecnologia Biotechnology Biotechnology offers the chance to replace chemical processes with new processes that are more environmentally friendly, efficient and sustainable, and based on the use of biodegradable raw materials and/or raw materials from renewable sources. Biotechnology provides a wide range of powerful tools. Major advances have already been made, such as the development of chemical building blocks, enzymatic polymerization, the ability to produce safer and more effective biopharmaceuticals, and the reuse of CO2 as a raw material.

Agenda

4 MARCH
5 MARCH

8:30 Registration

Opening

9:00

Opening and welcome remarks

Mireia Mollà i Herrera, Valencian government’s Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition 
José Antonio Costa Mocholí, General Manager of AIMPLAS

Bioplastics and bioeconomy

9:10EUROPEAN BIOPLASTICS · Latest market data and current policy developments in the EU and Member states, Oliver Buchholz
9:35EUROPEAN COMMISSION · Plastics and biodegradable plastics in Agriculture, Angelo Innamorati, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
10:00ASOBIOCOM (Spanish Association of Compostable and Biodegradable Plastics) · National current policy developments, Jordi Simón
10:25AIMPLAS · Current scenario and trends, Elena Domínguez
Question time

11:00 Coffee break

Standardization, certification and Life Cycle Assessment (ACV)

11:30OWS · The rise of anaerobic digestion and what it means for compostable products, Sam Deconinck
11:55TÜV Austria · Certification of sustainable materials, Sara García (Tüv Iberia)
12:20DTU / UI · Optimisation of bioproducts with Life Cycle Assessment and technical and economic assessment at an early stage, Ólafur Ögmundarson
12:45Agencia de Residuos de Cataluña (Catalan Waste Agency) · The role of biopolymers in biowaste management, Teresa Guerrero
Question time
13:20 Lunch break
14:00 PERCAL PROJECT WORKSHOP · Municipal Solid Waste: a source of new chemical products of great interest for the industry. Miguel Ángel Valera, AIMPLAS - Free entrance

Raw materials

14:20Fkur · Development of high-performance biopolymers, Pia Püllen
14:45DUPONT · Engineered Polysaccharides and Composite Applications, Christian P. Lenges
15:10NESTE · Commercial-scale production of bio-based PP, Lars Börger
15:35KURARAY · High barrier compostable material and its possible applications in multilayer structures, Stefan Corbus
Round table and question time
16:10 Coffee break

Success stories

16:40ECOPLAS · Success stories in the packaging sector, Anxo Vidal
17:05TOTAL CORBION · Sc-PLA powder, one step production, Jenifer Mitja
17:30COVESTRO · Success cases in bio-based polyurethanes: Alternatives raw materials for high performance materials, Verena Goldbach
17:55QUIMOVIL · Water-based inks: the sustainable solution for printing compostable and flexible packaging, Ana García y Laura Pomes
Round table and question time
20:30 Conference dinner

9:00 Registration

Biotechnology

9:30CARBIOLICE · Complete and accelerated biodegradation of PLA through enzymes, Clementine Arnault
9:55CSIC · Enzymes in biodegradation processes, Dr. Manuel Godoy - Polymer Biotechnology Lab.
10:20AIMPLAS · Enzymatic biodegradation of conventional materials, Pablo Ferrero
Question time
10:55 Coffee break

Biorefineries

11:25BIOTREND · Extraction and purification of PHA: Converting diverse waste-derived materials into useful products, Bruno Ferreira
11:50NOVAMONT · Integrated Biorefineries: the Novamont model and its integration in the actual legislative framework, Stefano Facco
12:15BIOPOLIS · Use of gaseous streams from biorefineries for the production of biopolymers, Antonia Rojas Martínez
Question time
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 Visit to AIMPLAS’ facilities
14:40DAFIA PROJECT WORKSHOP · Biomacromolecules from municipal solid bio-waste fractions and fish waste for high added value applications. Laura Martí, AIMPLAS - Free entrance

Success stories

15:00ABM COMPOSITE · New era of bioplastics – degradable glass fiber as reinforcement, Tomy Kangas
15:25EVERSIA · Biomaterials for mass consumption, Salvador Martínez
15:50LEISTRITZ · Innovation in compounding techniques for processing biobased polymers, Sebastian Fraas
16:15 Round table and question time

Closing remarks

Gallery

Mediapartners

Prices

All our prices include:

Access to presentations

Coffee break and lunch

Guided tour to AIMPLAS

Networking area

Seminar documentation

GENERAL 

625 €

ASSOCIATES  · AIMPLAS, AVEP, ANAIP or ECP4 

500 €

STUDENTS AND UNEMPLOYED*

100 €

20% discount for the second colleague and any others from the same company.

* Certificate essential for discount.

Locations

Cámara Valencia
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VENUE

Cámara Escuela de Negocios
Lluís Vives

Benjamín Franklin 8, Paterna, Valencia

Get to the venue

BY CAR

Exit 9AB (Parque Tecnológico-Mas Camarena).
Exit 8A (Parque Tecnologico Este)
Exit 8B (Parque Tecnologico Oeste)

BY BUS / METRO

From the ‘Empalme (Line 1 and Line 4)’ underground station, take
L130 Empalme – Parc Tecnològic bus
L130a Empalme – Parc Tecnològic bus

 

Alojamiento
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HOTELS

Accommodation

For its proximity to the venue of the event we recommend two hotels.

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