Event

2nd PHA platform World Congress (again postponed)

2nd PHA platform World Congress (again postponed)

Location

Cologne, Germany
Maternushaus

Organizer

Polymedia Publisher GmbH, coorganised by GO!PHA

Dates

Wed, 22.09.2021 - Thu, 23.09.2021

Fee

Full conference: 975.00 EUR

2nd PHA platform World Congress 2021

…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 22-23 September  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 (Sep 21) - 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 2020  we hosted 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. It was a great success. See feedback here.

You can still benefit from an "on-demand"-video-version of the webinar. It includes all presentations and the Q&A. It's available for EUR 349.00. Just contact mt@bioplasticsmagazine.com.

Let us be optimistic to meet in September 2021:

September 22nd  and 23rd 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 Sept. 21st 2021. The venue is the same as for the congress.

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


Programme

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

08:30-08:45 Michael Thielen Polymedia Publisher (Germany) Welcome Remarks
08:45-09:15 Jan Ravenstijn Jan Ravenstijn Consulting The PHA-platform, moving up the S-curve
09:15-09:40 Blake Lindsey RWDC-Industries TBD
09:40-10:05 Erwin LePoudre Kaneka Market expansion of Kaneka Biodegradable Polymer Green Planet™ through sustainable application developments.
10:05-10:30 Rick Passenier GO!PHA GO!PHA: a collaborative effort to PHA-platform industry growth: status & activities
10:30-10:45 Q&A

10:45-11:10 Coffee & Networking Break

11:10-11:35 George Chen Tsinghua University New Generation Industrial Biotechnology as a basis for PHABuilder.
11:35-12:00 Jeff Uhrig Novomer Economic considerations of 100 million tons of PHA.
12:00-12:30 Stefan Jockenhoevel AMIBM A unique "Horizon Programme" to advance material science knowledge of the PHA-platform.
12:30-12:55 Eligio Martini MAIP TBD, addressing technical and business opportiunities for PHA-compounds
12:55-13:10 Q&A

13:10-14:05 Lunch & Networking Break

14:05-14:30 Bas Krins Senbis Effect of PHA-material structure on yarn and filament spinning
14:30-14:55 Lenka Mynarova Nafigate PHB in cosmetic applications
14:55-15:20 Ruud Rouleaux Helian Polymers/colorFabb Designing PHA-materials for 3D-printing applications
15:20-15:35 Q&A

15:35-15:55 Coffee & Networking Break
Coffee & Networking Break
15:55-16:20 Anindya Mukherjee GO!PHA The effect of legislation on innovative PHA-material design for a circular economy
16:20-16:55 Bruno DeWilde OWS Biodegradation: a uni-environmental characteristic?
16:55-17:20 Michael Carus nova Institute For which end-products is biodegradation a justified need?
17:20-17:30 Q&A

Thursday, September 23, 2021

08:30-08:40 Michael Thielen Polymedia Publisher Welcome remarks, 2nd day
08:40-09:05 Guy Buyle / Lien Van der Schuere Centexbel The use of PHA in the textile industry
09:05-09:30 Jesse Hui Tianan Biologic Material PHA for denitrification purposes
09:30-09:55 Kuk-ki Hong CheilJedang TBD, also addresssing applications for amorphous PHA-materials
09:55-10:20 William Bardosh TerraVerdae Bioworks Industrial applications for PHA materials
10:20-10:35 Q&A

10:35-10:55 Coffee & Networking Break

10:55-11:20 Liusong Hue MedPHA Corp. Ltd. The latest P3HB4HB developments for medical applications
11:20-11:45 Marcus Eriksen 5Gyres Plastics pollution in the oceans & bioplastics degradation
11:45-12:10 Ramani Narayan Michigan State University Kinetic model to estimate lifetime in ocean environments for biodegradable polymers using PHBV and cellulose as models
12:10-12:35 Teng Li Bluepha Historic opportunity of PHA with surging demand of biodegradable polymers in China
12:35-12:50 Q&A

12:50-13:50 Lunch & Networking Break

13:50-14:15 Phil Van Trump Danimer Scientific TBD
14:15-14:40 Maximilian Lackner Circe TBD
14:40-15:05 Manfred Zinn ISBP - HES-SO Valais-Wallis Customized PHA during biosynthesis
15:05-15:20 Q&A

15:20-15:40 Coffee & Networking Break

15:40-16:05 Scott Trenor Milliken Nucleation work on PHA-materials
16:05-16:30 Pablo Ivan Nikel Novonordisk Foundation Synthetic Biology strategies for the biosynthesis of new-to-nature PHA-based polymers containing xeno-atoms
16:30-17:05 Edvard Hall Bioextrax Can a bio-based downstream process reduce cost and improve the polymer properties?
17:05-17:15 Q&A

17:15-17:30 Jan Ravenstijn Jan Ravenstijn Consulting Closing remarks

Subject to changes. Please visit this website frequently for updates.


Workshop

In the afternoon  (13:00-17:00) of Sept. 21st, 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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