ACI’s Biochemicals and Bioplastics 2014 will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany on 10-11th June 2014. This two day conference will bring together key industry stakeholders from across the entire value chain, from chemical companies to bio-based producers as well as consultants and financiers to discuss the current market opportunities, advances and trends. From investor perspectives to sustainability drivers, our conference will give a balanced and valuable insight into the industry and its key factors going forward in the drive towards commercialization.
Exclusive Site Visit to BASF's Plant in Ludwigshafen - Thursday 12th June 2014
On the 12th June 2014, as part of Biochemicals and Bioplastics 2014, conference attendees have the exciting opportunity to visit the biggest chemical complex in the world! Ten square kilometers of plant grounds, 33,000 employees, 2,000 kilometers of piping. BASF's plant on the banks of the Rhine in Ludwigshafen is BASF's largest production site worldwide.
There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference.
Site Visit Schedule:
- 07.30h – 08.00h: Registration for site visit at conference hotel in Dusseldorf
- 08.00h – 10:30h: Depart conference hotel in Dusseldorf for Ludwigshafen
- 10.30h – 11.00h: Welcome at visitor centre and safety and health briefing
- 11:00h – 12:30h: Guided tour through visitor centre
- 12:30h – 13:15h: Light lunch and refreshments
- 13:15h – 14:00h: Guided Plant tour with BASF Coaches through the entire premise - incl. one or two stops at specific plants or (e.g. ecovio-plant, technical service centre)
- 14:00h – 14:30h. Short Wrap-up and Farewell
- 14.30h – 17:10h: Depart Ludwigshafen for conference hotel in Dusseldorf
- Market Opportunities: Growth & Innovation
- The EU, Policy & Effects on the Biobased Economy
- Sustainability & Certification
- Bridging the Gap Between Producers & End-Users
- Investment: Overcoming Concerns of Banks and Investors
- Case Studies: Different Uses of Bioplastics
- Potential in the Lignin Market
- Waste Biomass for Production of Chemicals
Confirmed Speakers Include
Dr Jacco van Haveren, Programme Manager Chemicals, WUR (Conference Chair)
Karlheinz Hausmann, Packaging and Industrial Polymers Leader, DuPont
Stefano Facco, New Business Development Director, Novamont SpA
Hugo Vuurens, Director Business Development PLA, Corbion
Michael Carus, CEO, nova-Institut GmbH
Patrice Perret, Global Manager - Market Development of Specialty Polyamides, Arkema
Dr. Thomas J Farmer, Senior Researcher, Clean Synthesis Technology Platform Leader, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence
Dr. Gunnar Engelmann, Lignocellulose Department, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research, IAP
Manfred Kircher, Chairman Advisory Board/ Senior Advisor, CLIB2021/KADIB
Carsten Sinkel, Advanced Materials & Systems Research - Biopolymers, BASF
Luca Raffellini, Director, Financial and Business Services, Frost and Sullivan
Josko Bobanovic, Partner, Sofinnova Partners
Miriam Sahl, Product Manager, DIN CERTCO
Niels Langvad, CTO, Biomethodes
Ronan Rocle, Business Development Manager, Global Bioenergies
Katja Schneider, Project Manager, FNR
Edith Engelen, Advisor Biobased Economy, Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Richard Gosselink, DLO Researcher, WUR
Marcel van Berkel, Director Business Discovery, DSM Bio-based Products & Services B.V.
Call For Papers
Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0624
Who Will Attend?
Leading chemical, biotechnology, engineering and process technology companies including: R&D and new technologies, business development, strategy and technical, consultants, financiers and investors, bio-based product developers, industry organisations, academia and end-users.