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Renewable Materials Conference

18 May 2021 @ 9:00 am 20 May 2021 @ 5:00 pm CEST

Featuring a unique concept to present all sustainable and renewable material solutions at one event: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled. This time, the conference will be held as hybrid event. 300 to 400 participants are expected.

There is a growing market demand for advanced and ready-to-use sustainable material solutions with a low carbon footprint – and fossil-free. As a response to this challenge, nova-Institute has decided to unite all relevant industries in the new Renewable Materials Conference (RMC). Over three days, participants get a complete overview of the latest renewable material solutions from a wide range of sustainable raw materials and technologies.

The first day will be focusing on building blocks and chemicals, the second on polymers and plastics and the third on plastic and composite materials. Or in other words: All material solutions based on renewable carbon – avoiding the use of additional fossil carbon.

The Renewable Materials Conference is the follow-up event to the “13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials”, which builds on a successful history of previous conferences: In 2019, more than 270 participants attended and 30 exhibitors were present. It was the second largest event on bio-based materials in Europe and continues within this new concept. The conference also integrates topics from the “Biocomposites Conference Cologne” and extends the conference with presentations on chemicals and polymers from CO2 use (CCU) as well as new solutions from the field of recycling, so that the entire spectrum of renewable materials is covered.

nova-Institute’s renewable carbon approach aims to initiate the end of the fossil age of chemicals and plastics and builds the foundation for the RMC. Renewable chemicals, plastics, composites, fibres and other products can be produced either from biomass, directly via CO2 utilisation, or recycling. Naturally, this includes the established areas of bio-based polymers and biocomposites.

The conference will help shape the sustainable future of chemicals and materials and will provide new advantages and synergies by establishing a meeting point for numerous cross-sectoral networking opportunities.



Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestraße 300
Huerth, 50354 Germany