Event

2nd PHA platform World Congress (new date)

2nd PHA platform World Congress (new date)

Location

Cologne, Germany
Maternushaus

Organizer

Polymedia Publisher GmbH, coorganised by GO!PHA

Dates

Tue, 30.03.2021 - Wed, 31.03.2021

Fee

Full conference: 975.00 EUR (includes the Webinar on Sep 02, 2020) / Webinar only: 349 EUR

Early Bird Discount again extended: If you register before August 31, 2020, you benefit from a 100 EUR discount off the full conference fee (will be displayed in final invoice). No Early Bird on "Webinar-only" registrations

2nd PHA platform World Congress 2020

…from Embryonic to Early Growth


PHA (Poly-Hydroxy-Alkanoates or polyhydroxy fatty acids) is a family of biobased polyesters. As in many mammals, including humans, that hold energy reserves in the form of body fat there are also bacteria that hold intracellular reserves of polyhydroxy alkanoates. Here the micro-organisms store a particularly high level of energy reserves (up to 80% of their own body weight) for when their sources of nutrition become scarce. Examples for such Polyhydroxyalkanoates are PHB, PHV, PHBV, PHBH and many more. That’s why we speak about the PHA platform.

This PHA-platform is made up of a large variety of bioplastics raw materials made from many different renewable resources. Depending on the type of PHA, they can be used for applications in films and rigid packaging, biomedical applications, automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, toys, glues, adhesives, paints, coatings, fibers for woven and non-woven andPHA products inks. So PHAs cover a broad range of properties and applications.

That’s why bioplastics MAGAZINE and Jan Ravenstijn are now organizing the 2nd PHA-platform World Congress on 30-31 March  2021 in Cologne / Germany. This congress continues the great success of the 1st PHA platform World Congress and the PHA-day at the Bioplastics Business Breakfast @ K 2019. We will again offer a special "Basics"-Workshop in the day before (Mar 29) - if there are sufficient registrations...

The congress will address the progress, challenges and market opportunities for the formation of this new polymer platform in the world. Every step in the value chain will be addressed. Raw materials, polymer manufacturing, compounding, polymer processing, applications, opportunities and end-of-life options will be discussed by parties active in each of these areas. Progress in underlying technology challenges will also be addressed.

Disappointingly, the Coronavirus pandemic has forced us to revise our plans for the 2nd PHA platform World Congress, initially scheduled for September 2020. The event will not be cancelled. Instead, we have decided to postpone the Congress until 2021 - and meanwhile, for this year, to add a virtual component. In September, we plan to host a webinar on the latest developments around PHA, including capacity expansions, investment opportunities, application developments, legislation and an update on GO!PHA’s programmes and progress.

So be sure to mark the following dates your calendar:

• September 2nd 2020, we invite you to join us online for a 4-6 hour webinar, for presentations and updates on capacity expansions, legislation and application developments. More details will be available at a later date.
March 30th and 31st 2021 are the new dates for the 2nd PHA-platform World Congress. The venue is the Maternus Haus in Cologne, Germany.
• The PHA-platform Workshop will be moved to March 29th 2021. The venue is the same as for the congress.

Delegates of the 2nd PHA-platform World Congress (March 2021, Cologne) can participate at the September 2020 webinar free of charge. Participation in the webinar only will be available to a special reduced price (EUR 349.00).

The Webinar (Sep 02 - 10:15 and 16:45 CEST) includes:

  • Access to 12 online-presentations of ackowledged experts, including live Q&A
  • Access to video-recordings of the presentations for 48 hours, to accomodate for different time zones. Q&A option via e-mail.
  • PDF-Handbook (includes abstracts, speaker biographies and photos, and more)
  • PDF files of all presentations (as far as approved by the speakers) via download-link after the webinar.

Stay updated and visit the website frequently. In addition, we keep you updated via our newsletters.


Programme

Programme (Webinar 2. Sep 2020)

The finalised programme of our webinar on Sep 02, 2020 is now available.

We’ve also opened registration for the physical event that is scheduled for 30-31 March 2021. Participation in the webinar is free of charge if full payment of the event registration fee is made before 28 August.
For participants planning to take part in the webinar only, the fee is EUR 349.00. Those who subsequently decide to register for the congress as well will be granted a discount on the regular attendance fee. 

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The programme of the webinar below is no longer divided into thematic blocks. This is mainly because the presentations of speakers in different time zones have now instead been scheduled at the most convenient times possible.

While some participants in the webinar will want to follow the presentations ‘live’, for example, in order to ask questions, time zone differences may make this inconvenient or infeasible for others. However, recorded versions of the presentations will available 48 hours after the event to allow participants to tune in and replay.

Your questions may be submitted to us and will be forwarded to the speakers. The speakers will then respond directly to you.

The programme does not include any coffee or lunch breaks. All time slots are 30 minutes, which includes time for questions and answers, but also time to grab a coffee or to visit the restroom. It also allows us to switch between speakers for a smooth webinar experience.

10:15-10:30Michael ThielenPolymedia PublisherWelcome and introduction
10:30-11:00Jan RavenstijnGO!PHAWill the PHA-platform move up on the S-curve this year?
11:00-11:30Dr. Kuk-Ki HongCheilJedangCJ BIO's Contribution for PHA market development - Technology and Preliminary Plan of CJ BIO
11:30-12:00Rick PassenierGO!PHAAcceleration of PHA adoption through continuous value chain collaboration - The Global Organization for PHA - GO!PHA
12:00-12:30Lara Dammernova-InstituteEU Plastics Legislation and its Impact on Bio-based Plastics
12:30-13:00Anindya MukherjeeGO!PHAPlastics Bans Around the World and PHA's Role in Filling the Void.
13:00-13:30Ronald KrijnsBYK / AltanaVirgin PHA, an extraordinary coating additive.
13:30-14:00Lenka MinářováNafigate / HydalEuropean Green Deal and New Opportunity for PHA
14:00-14:30Ramani NarayanMichigan State UniversityUnderstanding PHA biodegradability.
14:30-15:00Phil Van TrumpDanimer ScientificPHA Applications - Single Use Articles.
15:00-15:30Rolf LutherFUCHS SchmierstoffePHA: Innovative biogenic and biodegradable polymers as components for lubricants
15:30-16:00Blake LindseyRWDC-IndustriesThe Future of PHA?
16:00-16:30Alessandro CarfagniniSabio MaterialsThe use of PHA for the production of Durable Goods
16:30-16:45Michael ThielenPolymedia PublisherWrap up & Closure

Programme (Congress March 2021)

The Programme of the congress on March 30+31, 2021 is also almost finished. We publish here a preview with topics and speakers. A timetabe will follow soon.

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Session 1.: Industrialization of the PHA-platform

  • State-of-the-art of the PHA-platform
  • Start-ups of new capacities and plans to expand
  • GO!PHA, the global organization for the PHA-platform: start, activities and plans

Speakers:
Jan Ravenstijn – Recent platform developments
Phil Van Trump – Danimer Scientific USA
Erwin LePoudre – Kaneka Belgium / Japan
David LeBlanc – RWDC-Industries USA / Singapore
Gaetano Dedual – Futurity New Zealand
Rick Passenier – Global Organization for industrialization of the PHA-platform Netherlands

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Session 2: Global legislative and regulatory matters

  • Overview of relevant legislations
  • Legislative activities on Single Use Plastics in California, China and the EU

Speakers:
Lara Dammer – nova-Institute Germany
EU Representative on legislation in Europe (t.b.c.)
US representative California (t.b.c.)
Chinese representative China (t.b.c.)

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Session 3: New Plastics Economy

  • Review of the project status
  • Developments in biodegradation insights in all environments
  • End products where biodegradation is a justified and/or required need

Speakers
Bruno De Wilde – OWS Belgium
Michael Carus – nova-Institute Germany
Sander DeFruyt – Ellen MacArthur Foundation (t.b.c.)

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Session 4: Application developments

  • Broad variety of current applications in both durable and one-time-use articles, with extensive examples of
  • Applications for the Cosmetics and Medical markets
  • Applications for Packaging
  • Applications as additive for the Coatings market
  • PHA-products for fibers
  • Examples developed in the electrical and the furniture markets

Speakers:
Franco Colombo – ABB Italy
Eligio Martini – MAIP Italy
Ronald Krijns – BYK / Altana Netherlands
Garry Kohl – PepsiCo USA
Guy Buyle – Centexbel Belgium
Lenka Mynarova – Nafigate Czech Republic
Liusong Yu – MedPHA China
Alessandro Carfagnini – Sabio Materials Italy

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Session 5: Technology developments

  • The use of a very differentiated renewable feedstock base, based on carbon from the atmosphere, biosphere and technosphere
  • The move away from new fossil-based feedstock
  • Development of new Downstream Processing technologies
  • New academic initiative for a series of industrial PhD projects to advance the Materials Science knowledge of the PHA-platform polymers

Speakers:
Robert Celik – Genecis Canada
Manfred Zinn – HES-SO Switzerland
Teng Li – Bluepha – China
Edvard Hall – Bioextrax Sweden
(t.b.c.) – AMIBM Netherlands / Germany


This list will be updated and a timetable will follow soon. Stay updated and visit this site regularly.


Workshop

In the afternoon  (13:00-17:00) of September 1st, preceding the conference GO!PHA (the Global Organization PHA) will hold a workshop on the basics of the PHA-platform. The agenda of the workshop will be published in due time. The cost of this workshop is 300 Euro.

If you want to participate, please tick the box in the registration form for the conference. (The workshop is for full conference attendees only and will only be held if there are enough registrations)

Venue

Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

Kardinal-Frings-Str. 1-3
50668 Köln, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0221) 1631 - 0
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www.maternushaus.de

 Maternushaus

Room-contingent
There is a limited number of rooms available in the Maternushaus

Please use the keyword "bioplastics" to book one of these rooms.

How to get there
Over the freeways (Autobahn):
Take the exit Zentrum/Innenstadt.
From there follow the red colour zone'Dom/Rhein' of the Cologne parking guidance system and reach the main station or cathedral.
From here on, please refer to Google-Maps

By public transport:
Book your flight to Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN)
By train: Cologne HBF (main train station). From there it is only a 5 minutes walk via "Dompropst-Ketzer-Straße" to Maternushaus.

Nearest subway stations: Appellhofplatz and Cologne main station


Below you can see a videoclip of the 1st PHA platform World Congress as well as some more clips of other conferences we organized in the past. 

For data protection reasons you have to click it twice (no double-click).

Below, you find video-clips of one of our PLA World Congresses in Munich/Germany and of one of our Bioplastics Business Breakfasts at the Düsseldorf K'show.

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