1st PHA platform

Preliminary Programme: 1st PHA platform World Congress

This is the preliminary programme. Changes are possible (and probable).

Anyhow, the call for papers is closed. New proposals cannot accepted anymore.

Abstracts can be reviewed here

Tuesday, 04 September, 2018

Registration, Welcome-Coffee
08:30-08:45 Michael Thielen, Polymedia Publisher (Germany) Welcome Remarks
08:45-09:15 Jan Ravenstijn Biomaterials Consulting (Netherlands) Dealing with the opportunities and challenges of the PHA-platform.
09:15-09:40 Mats Linder – Ellen MacArthur Foundation (Sweden) The role of PHA in a circular economy for plastics
09:40-10:05 Andrew Falcon, FullCycle Bioplastics (USA) A Circular Economy Solution: PHA Bioplastic from Organic Waste Feedstocks
10:05-10:30 Michael Carus, nova Institute (Germany) Production capacities of bio-based polymers – status and outlook & political and social framework for further growth
10:30-10:45 Q&A
10:45-11:10 Coffee & Networking Break
11:10-11:35 Jos Lobée, Modified Materials (Netherlands) Replacing lead weights in angling, the long road from obvious problem to actual change.
11:35-12:00 Erwin LePoudre, Kaneka (Belgium) Marketing of Biodegradable Polymer PHBH™ as a Solution to Plastic Waste Issues
12:00-12:30 Phil van Trump, Danimer & Garry Kohl, PepsiCo (USA) PHA for packaging applications (t.b.c.)
12:30-12:55 Eligio Martini, MAIP (Italy) The first biotechnopolymer: PHBH compounds, e.g. for electrical switches (ABB)
12:55-13:10 Q&A
13:10-14:05 Lunch
14:05-14:30 Remy Jongboom, Biotec (Germany) Industrial applications of PHBH in compounds
14:30-14:55 Harald Kaeb, narocon  (Germany) Pitfalls and opportunities for marketing PHA products
14:55-15:20 Sam Deconinck, OWS  (Germany) Biodegradation of PHAs: not simply a fixed feature
15:20-15:35 Q&A
15:35-15:55 Coffee & Networking Break
15:55-16:20 Paul Boudreault – BOSK Bioproducts (Canada) t.b.d.
16:20-16:55 Fred Bollen, LifetecVision (Netherlands) Exploiting competitive advantage and creating market attractiveness for PHA-polymers
16:55-17:20 Karel Wilsens, AMIBM (Netherlands) Nucleating agents for PHAs and other biopolymers
17:20-17:30 Q&A
Panel discussion or Slam-Session

Wednesday, 05 September, 2018

08:30-08:55 Lenka Mynářová, Hydal/Nafigate (Czech Republic) Hydal PHA – Circular Economy Concept
08:55-09:20 Ruud Rouleaux, Helian Polymers (Netherlands) PHBV, manufacturing, applications and its use in 3D printing compounds.
09:20-09:45 René Rozendal, Paques (Netherlands) Demonstration of PHBV production from waste streams at large scale: the link to the PHBV market
09:45-10:10 Leon Korving and Martijn Bovee – Phario (Netherlands) High quality PHBV from wastewater
10:10-10:25 Q&A
10:25-10:50 Coffee & Networking Break
11:50-11:15 Christophe Collet, Scion Research (New Zealand) From pine to PHA products
11:15-11:40 Li Teng, Bluepha (China) Industrial-scale Low-cost P(3HB-co-4HB) Production via an open Fermentation Process
11:40-12:05 Eike Langenberg & Carsten Niermann, FKuR (Germany) Meet the needs for future legislations: Innovative PHA compounds
12:05-12:30 Stefan Jockenhövel, AMIBM (Netherlands) Role of Biodegradable Polymers for (Regenerative) Medicine
12:30-12:45 Q&A
12:45-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:10 Harold van der Zande, Stamicarbon (Netherlands) PHA coating for slow release fertilization
14:10-14:35 Guy Buyle, Centexbel, (Belgium) PHA for fiber applications (t.b.c.)
14:35-14:50 Molly Morse, Mango Materials (USA) Production of PHA-polymers from waste methane
14:50-15:05 Q&A
15:05-15:30 Coffee & Networking Break
15:30-15:55 Urs Hänggi, Biomer (Germany) Virgin PHB has thermoplastic properties, but is not a thermoplast
15:55-16:20 Silvia Kliem, IKT, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany) Impact modification of PHB by building of a blockcopolymer
16:55-17:20 Pieter Samyn, Hasselt University (Belgium) Formulation and processing of PHB with fibrillated cellulose for nanocomposite films and paper coatings
16:45-17:00 Michael Thielen & Jan Ravenstijn Closing remarks

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