8:30 Registration



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


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


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