Symposium 2017

Program BPM Workshop and Symposium June 14 & 15, 2017

Two interesting events for the Biobased Performance Materials community were organised in Wageningen, the Netherlands, on June 14 and 15, 2017.

Interactive workshop - June 14, 2017

In the afternoon of Wednesday, June 14, an interactive workshop was organised targeting the development of new and follow-up projects within the Biobased Performance Materials R&D program including scaling up polymer production in a BPM shared facility for polymerisation. New project ideas were be launched by technological research institutes (Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and TNO), and the Universities of Maastricht, Delft, Wageningen and Groningen)  followed by interactive discussions facilitating the process of creating new value chain. The inspiring day was completed with the annual Biobased Performance Materials community dinner.

6th Biobased Performance Materials Symposium - June 15

On Thursday, June 15, the 6th edition of the BPM symposium took place. Key industry players such as Cargill, Stora Enso, Avantium, DuPont,  Total Corbion, PaperFoam, Oc reflected on their R&D strategies and shared with participants how R&D on biobased materials leads to market entry.

6th Biobased Performance Materials Symposium


Conference Centre Hof van Wageningen
Lawickse Allee 9
6701 AN Wageningen


09:00 Reception and registration

09:30 Welcome & Opening of the symposium - Christiaan Bolck, director BPM programme
09:45 BPM polymerisation pilot initiatives - Raimo van der Linden, REWIN West Brabant and Gerard Nijhoving, Senbis Polymer Innovations
10:05 Session 1: Raw materials - Peter Tollington, Cargill and Dirk den Ouden, Stora Enso

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Session 2: Building blocks - Ed de Jong, Avantium and Christian Lenges, DuPont

12:30 Lunch

13:45 Session 3: François de Bie, Total Corbion PLA and Mark Geerts, Paperfoam

15:00 Session 4: Bart de Koning & Chris Smit, Océ, Eddie Clarijs, Unipak and Olav Aagaard, Nomacorc

17:00 Closing remarks, followed by networking drinks