BPM Symposium 2016

The Biobased Performance Materials Symposium 2016
16 June 2016, Wageningen, The Netherlands

'R&D on biobased materials in times of volatile oil prices and the Paris climate treaty goals'

Date: June 16, 2016
Venue: Conference Centre Hof van Wageningen (NL)
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This 5th edition will focus on the R&D on biobased materials in times of volatile oil prices and the Paris climate treaty (COP21) goals. Key industry players such as ADM, Sabic, Sulzer and Croda will present their R&D strategies, complemented with an attractive reflection on these strategies by the leading Dutch research community.





09:00   Registration in Conference Centre 'Hof van Wageningen'

09:30   Welcome and opening of the symposium

- Jan Noordegraaf, Synbra Technology (NL), chairman of the symposium
- Bert Jan Lommerts, Latexfalt (NL) and Dutch Top Sector Chemistry
- Christiaan Bolck, director BPM programme


10:00   Keynote address: Erik Hagberg, Archer Daniels Midland Company (USA) 

11:00   Session 1: Converting & Processing

- Ulla Trommsdorff, Sulzer (CH)

- Hans Massop, Natuurmonumenten (NL)
- Hans Mertens, Sabic (KSA/NL)


13:30   Session 2: Biobased chemicals become polymer materials

- Wouter Jan van den Berg, Icopal (NL)
- Jan Wessels, Van Wijhe Paints (NL)
- Hans Ridderikhof, Croda (UK/NL)


16:00   Reflection in interactive panel discussion with Dutch R&D organisations

Moderator: Jan Noordegraaf, Synbra Technology (NL)
- Yvonne van der Meer, Maastricht University
- Jan Harm Urbanus, TNO
- Jan Jager, Stenden University of applied sciences
- Jacco van Haveren, Wageningen UR


16:30   Closing remarks

16:45   Networking drinks


BPM Satellite Lignin Workshop: Progress in lignin valorisation
Date: June 17, 2016
Venue: Hof van Wageningen Congress Centre
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Judith Tesser
Programma en communicatiemanager