Cooperation forum

Biopolymers

20/21 October 2014, Straubing

Program

from 08:00
Registration and visit of exhibition
09:00 - 09:30
Welcome address and Introduction

Dr Matthias Konrad
Bereichsleiter Life Science, Bayern Innovativ GmbH

 
Welcome address

Markus Pannermayr
Mayor of the City of Straubing

Josef Laumer
Head of district of Straubing-Bogen

Edmund Langer
Speaker of Kompetenzzentrum für Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, Straubing

09:30 - 10:20
Market and trends
09:30 - 09:55
Availability and use of biomass – a market analysis

Dr Dietmar Peters
FNR Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V., Gülzow

09:55 - 10:20
sunliquid® lignocellulose conversion platform – application in fuels & chemicals

Clemens Heikaus, PhD
Business Development Manager, Start-up Business Project Biofuels & Derivatives, Group Biotechnology, Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, München

10:20 - 11:00
Coffee break in the exhibition
11:00 - 12:15
Production and recycling

Chair: Prof Dr Volker Sieber
LS für Chemie Biogener Rohstoffe, TU München und Leiter Fraunhofer-Projektgruppe BioCat, Wissenschaftszentrum Straubing

11:00 - 11:25
Two-phase fermentation for production of bio-based polyamid 12

Ralf Meier
VP R&D High Performance Polymers, Evonik Industries AG, Marl

11:25 - 11:50
Polyethylene furanoate (PEF) and other promising bio-polymers derived from renewable 5-HMF

Dr. Volker Wagner-Solbach
Business Development AVA Biochem, Muttenz, Switzerland

11:50 - 12:15
Recycling of biopolymers

Dr Gunnar Hädrich
Project Manager, Knoten Weimar Internationale Transferstelle Umwelttechnologien GmbH, Weimar

12:15 - 13:45
Lunch break in the exhibition
13:45 - 15:00
Alternative resource strategies & spotlights

Chair: Prof Dr Haralabos Zorbas
CEO, Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH, Martinsried

13:45 - 14:10
New Breed of fibre reinforced composites for injection moulding on the basis of meadow grass

Dr Michael L. Gass
Managing Director, Biowert Industrie GmbH, Brensbach

14:10 - 14:35
From the seas and forests – Monomers for polyamides from waste streams of fisheries and pulp industries

Dr Lars Wiemann
Projektgruppe BioCat, Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenzflächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik IGB, Straubing

14:35 - 15:15
Short talks

Use of plant-based proteins as a resource for bio-based products with technical applications
Dr Axel Höhling, CEO, ANIMOX GmbH, Berlin

Cooperation - Network Bioplastics: basis for innovation in development of bio-based products
Birgit Lewandowski, Fritzmeier Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG/ inocre

From an idea to the packaging product - Developing a natural fiber bioplastics compound
Robert Czichos, Managing Partner, Bionatic GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen

15:15 - 15:45
Coffee break in the exhibition
15:45 - 16:10
Industrial applications - consumables, textile and food sector

Chair: Dr Tobias Schwarzmüller
Projectmanager Life Science
Bayern Innovativ GmbH

16:10 - 16:35
WOPEX – A sustainable natural fibre composite as the driving force of a technology change

Andreas Thies
Head of R&D Wood cased pencils & erasers, Staedtler Mars GmbH & Co. KG, Nürnberg

15:55 - 16:20
Functionalised viscose specialty fibers for beer filtration

Walter Roggenstein
Leiter Forschung & Entwicklung, Kelheim Fibres GmbH, Kelheim

Dr Jörg Zacharias
R&D Process Engineering, Krones AG, Neutraubling

16:35 - 17:00
Development of alginate fibers for medical applications using biotechnology

Dr Timo Hammer
Leiter Hygiene, Umwelt/Medizin, Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation gGmbH, Bönnigheim

Dr Guido Meurer
Unit Head Microbial Production Technologies, B.R.A.I.N. AG, Zwingenberg

17:00 - 17:15
Plastic in the environment - extent, examples and opportunities for action

Dr Miriam Weber
HYDRA Institut für Meereswissenschaften, Munich

from 17:15
Get-together in the exhibition