Event

2nd PHA platform World Congress

2nd PHA platform World Congress

Location

Cologne, Germany
Maternushaus

Organizer

Polymedia Publisher GmbH, coorganised by GO!PHA

Dates

Wed, 02.09.2020 - Thu, 03.09.2020

Fee

975.00 EUR

Early Bird Discount: If you register before May 31st, 2020, you benefit from a 100 EUR discount (will be displayed in final invoice only)

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 2-3 September 2020 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 (Sep 1) - 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.

The 2 full-day-conference will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2020 in Cologne, Germany


Programme

The Programme is 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 videoclips of other conferences we organized in the past

 

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