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The European Biopolymer Summit 2015

Date: 9th December 2015 - 10th December 2015 Location: London - UK

ACI’s The 2015 European Biopolymer Summit, taking place in London, UK, on 9th – 10th December 2015, will bring together key industry experts to discuss the latest strategies and methods to overcome current challenges, and maximise the opportunities. The conference will address how the industry will evolve, current trends, how to respond to the changes of the market and the growing demand from end users.

Over the two days, the event will bring you insights into end users expectations and environmental approaches, amongst others. You will also be able to interact and discuss regional markets, while developing future business opportunity in biopolymers. Join us in London and exchange your point of view with your peers and engage in excellent networking opportunities.

The 2015 European Biopolymer Summit is the ideal meeting place for all companies involved in the industry to discuss the latest challenges facing the industry and learn about the latest developments making an impact on the industry.


9th December 2015
10th December 2015
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Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
17 Sloane Street
London, SW1X 9NU United Kingdom

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020 7235 4377
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  • Market Study & trend reports on bio-based building blocks & polymers in the world – capacities, production & applications: status quo & trends
  • Brand & retailer perspectives on the growing role of bioplastics in products & packaging
  • Developing bio-based industry in Europe: Challenges & opportunity for European chemical industry
  • The impact of declining oil prices on the biopolymer business
  • Biopolymer feedstocks: challenges & opportunities
  • Life cycle analysis of bioplastics
  • Recycling, compostability & waste
  • Biopolymer producer case studies
  • Cutting-edge advancements in biopolymer production
  • Sustainability & certification
  • Henri Colens, Public Affairs Manager, Braskem
  • Jonas Markusson, Project Leader, Locally Grown Plastics, SEKAB
  • Fabio Peyer, Sustainability Manager, Amcor
  • Dieter Liendemann, Director Certified Renewable, Sabic
  • Rick Bell, Development Manager, Dupont
  • Andy Sweetman, Marketing Manager Packaging & Sustainability, Innovia Films
  • Bruno de Wilde, Lab Manager, OWS
  • Gerd Wayers, Senior Manager Technical, Nippon Ghosei Europe
  • Urs J. Hänggi, Founder, Biomer
  • Tony Breton, Organic Recycling Developer, Novamont
  • Servet Gören, International Trade Manager, Cefic
  • Linde De Vriese, Project Engineer, Sirris
  • Gert-Jan Gruter, Chief Technology Officer, Avantium
  • Dr Lucia Castro Diaz, Senior Bio-Based Chemicals Consultant, LMC International
  • Ken-ichiro Nishiza, Technical Service Specialist Biopolymer, Kaneka
  • Jean-Luc Dubois, Scientific Director, Catalysis, Processes and Renewables, Arkema
  • Wladimir Moraes, Marketing Director, BioAmber
  • Oliver Ehlert, Product Manager, Compostable Materials & Bio-based Products, DIN CERTCO Gesellschaft
  • Gordon Thompson, Technical Officer, Renewable Energy Association
  • Karlheinz Hausmann, Global Sustainability Technology Leader, Dupont
  • Lars Lundquist, Packaging & Environment Expert, Nestlé
  • Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC
  • Harmen Willemse, Consultant Bio-Based Economy, NEN – Netherlands Standardization Institute
  • Dominic Cakebread, Packaging Consultant, Smithers Pira
  • Juulia Kuhlman, Consultant, Pöyry Management Consulting Oy

All ACI’s events attract a targeted group of senior level executives and decision-makers from the industry.   Only a select group of companies are invited to sponsor the event – to ensure the emphasis is on the industry participants, and making sure our delegates have a valuable and positive experience.

Delegates will include:

Company Type:

leading petrochemical and biochemical company | chemical and biotechnology engineering and license owner company | bio-based product developer | industry organisation | recycling facility | academia | technology & service provider/consultant


strategy | technology development | product development | strategic marketing | chemical engineers | sales & marketing | R&D

  • A fully packed program of high profile speakers
  • Excellent networking with the who’s who of the European biopolymer industry
  • Technology update
  • Finance advice on developing commercially profitable biomass and biogas projects with case studies
  • Discover how to utilise your waste and make money
  • Promote your company


ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Kristina Gyulavari

+44 20 3141 0628

[email protected]


bioplastics MAGAZINE is the only independent trade magazine worldwide dedicated to bioplastics (i.e. plastics made from renewable resources and/or biodegradable/ compostable plastics). The print magazine is being published 6 times a year.

Once in a while we offer our newest issue for a sneak preview (for a limited period of time ( a week or two), as well as older issues (more than 3 years old) to read online.


NNFCC Logo Long_vector

The NNFCC is the UK’s National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials. Set up by the Government in 2003 to look at non-food uses for crops, we maintain a strong working relationship with several Government departments but have evolved to become an industry-leading technical consultancy with expertise ranging from biomass boilers to advanced biofuel conversion technologies, and biomass sustainability to bioenergy from waste. We work with some of the world’s biggest organisations to solve complex business challenges. By working with us you can stay ahead in a complex and constantly changing marketplace. Our goal is simple, to drive sustainable economic growth and reduce dependence on petrochemicals through the increased uptake of biorenewable energy and materials.



Gulf Oil and Gas (GOG) is the gateway to the oil and gas markets in the eastern hemisphere. Gulf Oil and Gas attracts thousands of professional regular visitors each day. With 50% of our audience defining themselves as engineers and another 25% in managerial roles, we deliver a captive audience of professionals responsible for specifying projects and making purchasing decisions. GOG 3D Projects service tracks information for 2000+ projects across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. GOG career centre is dedicated to assisting organizations in building their engineering and technical resources.


Chemical Search

Chemical Search International specialises in global executive recruitment and career development for the chemical sector and related value-chain; resources, polymers and materials. Our team, based in Europe, Americas, Middle East and Asia offers clients top-quality services, penetrating sector experience and the best network in the business. We also own www.chempeople.com, the Chemical Executives Network. Please join us.


Chem Exec

ChemExec is an exciting new professional network serving four closely connected industries – chemicals, natural resources, materials and life sciences. It offers significant advantages over exiting networks – greater focus, unlimited access and more relevant content. In short, faster, simpler networking, just when you need it. Due for launch early 2015.

Register your interest by joining feeder site www.chempeople.com

China Chemical Reporter

China Chemical Reporter – Reliable chemical information provider for the global chemical players – an English magazine and certain databases

CCR offers you a comprehensive range of services and publications, online, PDF and in print, as well as new interactive formats such as query and consulting services.



Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.



Plastech is the largest and most popular information and business platform designed for plastics and packaging industry.

We are proud to inform that since its foundation in 2002, the Plastech business platform has continuously grown as a branch media player. We have gained the trust of our clients and receivers being a core value for any business and media venture and became a well known brand. We are aware of the responsibility coming from Plastech becoming a leading polish branch business platform gathering branch community. Therefore in our everyday work we pay a strong attention to maintaining and conveying the trust of all users trying to keep the highest level of quality in all our actions.

Plastech – being a branch Internet vortal, is continuously evolving as a business platform. However, the general idea of a free-access business platform operated by specialists and targeting the wide plastics and packaging industry public is not going to change.



GREENEA is a French brokerage company, specialized in waste-based feedstock and biodiesel. Since 2007, we have been offering brokerage services to companies producing raw materials and to those working in the Oleo-chemicals, Bioenergy and Biofuel sectors.

Our customers have been trusting us, for the last 6 years, with brokerage of such commodities as:

–   Vegetable oils (rapeseed oil / soy bean oil)

–   Biodiesel (RME, FAME, TME, UCOME)

–   Crude and refined glycerin

–   Fatty acids & acids oils

–   Used cooking oils

–   Animal fats

As a major market player on brokerage services for waste-based feedstock such as animal fats, used cooking oil and fatty acids, GREENEA continues to strengthen its position on the European market: we are present in Western and Southern parts of the old continent but our activities extend now also to Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time we dynamically develop our activities in South American and Asian markets. 



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Ukrainian Biofuel Portal


German Biofuel Portal

German Biofuel Portal is a specialized international resource for bioenergy, biofuel and biomass products. The web-portal provides up to date information about the fresh product offers, the latest technology achievements and future developments. We do our best so our customers and visitors were well informed and have clear answers for all the questions concerning biomass, biofuel and bioenergy. The main target of the project is to assist its customers in establishing new partner relationships between future biofuel consumers and suppliers.




EUBIA, the European Biomass Industry Association, was established in 1996 as an international non-profit association in Brussels, Belgium. It groups together market forces, technology providers, and knowledge centres, all of them active in the field of biomass.

EUBIA’s main objective is to support the European biomass industries at all levels, promoting the use of biomass as an energy source, developing innovative bioenergy concepts and fostering international co-operation within the bioenergy field. EUBIA’s vision is a strong and reliable biomass sector able to contribute significantly to a global, sustainable energy system, preserving ecosystems equilibrium and ensuring economic development.

Given that biomass will have an important role to play in promoting sustainable development worldwide and the deployment of clean energies, EUBIA intends to contribute in strengthening European policies in this sector, protecting industrial interest, identifying new opportunities, promoting job creation and better environment conditions.




The European Biomass Research Network (EUBREN) is an initiative developed by the European Biomass Industry Association which consists of a selection of Universities and Research centers from the European Union member states. The initiative is the result of several year of experience in which EUBIA has dedicated its efforts to promote and support new industry oriented initiatives in cooperation with investors, small and large private enterprises, etc.

EUBREN will actively work on new “Research-for-industry” projects focused on the development of advanced technologies and strategies. New initiatives, activities and projects promoted by EUBREN will be of interest for the industry and should be oriented on an improvement of biobased products and bioenergy competitiveness in the European Market. EUBREN will therefore foster synergies among its members and with the industry in order not only to reach breaking research advances but also to easily commercialize them.

Furthermore, as the Network of leading academic centres in the field of biomass, EUBREN shall play an essential role as a disseminator of knowledge and good practice and making biomass research alive in public debate.



PIE – Plastics Information Europe, the well-known newsletter and online portal, boasts daily updated online coverage of the industry’s most important news. PIE offers staff-researched price reports on standard and technical thermoplastics, polyurethanes and PET, as well as industry reports – including market trends and other background articles. Additional attractive features of this website are the opportunity to create personal price reports and individualised polymer price charts.

Providing independent market information, the PIE price indices are accepted throughout the industry and embedded in countless supplier contracts. More than 5,500 European companies already trust in our data and industry coverage.


Christine Halfen
Marketing Manager
phone +49 (0) 6172 9606-12
eMail  [email protected]


REAL logo

Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL) operates several third party Certification Schemes to assure consumers and other stakeholders that green energy schemes do meet the supplier’s claims. As part of this REAL operates Bio-based Materials and Compostable Packaging Certification schemes in partnership with the German certification body DIN CERTCO. This scheme is aligned to the requirements of  EN 13432. A packaging item compliant with the ‘compostability’ criteria set in  EN 13432 is ‘compostable’. Similarly, a plastic item compliant with the ‘compostability’ criteria set in  EN 14995 is ‘compostable’.

For further details of these certification schemes please contact Gordon Thompson at REAL [email protected].’

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