9:00 Registration



GENERALITAT VALENCIANA· Autonomous Secretary of Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition, Francisco José Candela

AIMPLAS · General Manager, José Antonio Costa

Bioplastics and Bioeconomy. Moderator: AIMPLAS


AIMPLAS · Bioplastics. A Significant Contribution to the European Unions’ Ambitious Climate Goals, Elena Domínguez

GROW/2021/OP/0005 "Study to assess biodegradability criteria for polymers used in EU fertilising products as coating agents or to increase the water retention capacity or wettability and of mulch films"

10:00EUROPEAN BIOPLASTICS · Recent Market Data and Current Policies in the European Union and Member States, Constance Ißbrücker
10:25EUROPEAN COMISSION · Legislative Perspectives on Biodegradable Bioplastics in the Environment, Theodora Nikolakopoulou
10:50ASOBIOCOM · Key Spanish Policies, Jordi Simón
11:25 Coffee Break

Standardisation and Certification. Moderator: AIMPLAS

11:55AIMPLAS · Different end-of-life options for biodegradable bioplastics, Johana Carolina Andrade Chapal
12:20TÜV Austria Iberia · Compostability, Biodegradability, Bio-Based Content and Recycled Content Certification, Sara García
12:45DIN-CERTCO · Compostable Bioplastics: Recent Developments in Standards and Certification, María Rocha
13:10Agència de Residus de Catalunya · Biodegradable and compostable plastics contribution to the Circular Bioeconomy. From an administrative point of view, Francesc Giró i Fontanals
13:35 Q&A
13:45 Lunch Break

Raw Materials. Moderator: KOMPUESTOS

15:00PRIME BIOPOLYMER · ZIMIA: Compostable Bioplastics for the Industry, Iván Navarro
15:25TotalEnergies Corbion · PLA bioplastic, a material of the future available today. Sustainable end of life options for Luminy® PLA: advanced and mechanical recycling and composting, Jenifer Mitjà
15:50NESTE · Building Renewable and circular solutions towards a planet positive future, Lars Börger
16:15 Q&A
16:40Coffee Break

Success Stories. Moderator: ECHO INSTRUMENTS

17:00WACKER · Improved Processing and Product Properties of PLA by Support of VINNEX® and GENIOPLAST® Products from Wacker, Ingo Jeschke & Oliver Fuhrmann
17:25TECNOPACKAGING · New Products with Enhanced Sustainability for Biodegradable and Compostable Applications, Irene Serrano
17:50CSIC · BIOINICIA · Compostable Nanofiber Filters for Masks and Air Filtration Applications, Jose M. Lagaron
18:15Round Table and Q&A
20:30  Congress dinner · Restaurante Esteban Montesinos
Leonardo Da Vinci 1. Parque Tecnológico de Paterna

8:30 Registration

Biopolymers in Open Environments. MODERATOR: APE EUROPE

8:45APE EUROPE  · Biodegradable Mulch Films in-Use and post-Harvest: Field Experiments to go beyond the Standards' Guarantees, François Touchaleaume
9:10ERCROS · PHA: Home and Marine Compost Biopolymers, Domingo Font
9:35UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO · Are Compostable Polymers an Alternative to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastics? A Marine Perspective, Ricardo Beiras
10:00CAJAMAR · Understanding the Biodegradability of Plasticulture Products, Miguel Ángel Domene Ruiz
10:35Coffee Break


11:05KANEKA BELGIUM NV · Biodegradation of Kaneka Biodegradable Polymer Green Planet™ within Different Environments, Erwin Lepoudre
11:30NOVAMONT · Mater-Bi Solutions for a more Sustainable Agriculture, Sara Guerrini
11:55FKUR · Bio-Flex Biopolymer Solutions in Agriculture , Rui Marinho
12:20ECHO INSTRUMENTS · Application of multichannel respirometry technique as a method for measuring biodegradation in Compost, Fresh and Wastewaters, Soil and Marine environment, Andrej Holobar
12:55 Q&A
13:15Visit to AIMPLAS facilities or WORKSHOPS Attendance (Parallel Sessions)
13:15WORKSHOP ELIOT PROJECT · End of Life (EoL) for biomaterials · Nora Lardiés, AIMPLAS
13:40WORKSHOP BIONTOP PROJECT · Novel packaging films and textiles with tailored end of life and performance based on bio-based copolymers and coatings · Rafael Alonso, AIMPLAS
14:15Lunch Break