June 2-4, 2021 Centre des Congrès - Reims - France THE BIOBASED SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & BUSINESS MEETINGS

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June 02, 2021

Plenary conference

The Green deal: the SWOT matrix of biobased solutions

In its new growth strategy, the European Union is moving towards an energy and environmental transition to meet the challenges of global warming.
What capacities can bio-based chemistry and bioproductions have in this economic construction project? How can they be integrated in a sustainable and viable way in a context where some economic players will tend to "green" their image more than their activity/production and where the extreme variation in oil prices limits the development of plant-based chemistry?
The Green deal is emerging as a real driving force for change that sets out a precise regulatory framework and helps to generate new commercial opportunities where plant-based chemistry can make its voice heard.
What strategies and financing will the Green Deal provide for the players in the sector? What are the advantages of the plant-based industry in the context of national sovereignty and the re-industrialization of Europe?

Chairman: Marco MENSINK, General Director (CEFIC)

- The following company's subtopic is currently being finalised:
(NOVAMONT)

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June 02, 2021

Thematic conference

Biobased skin care products

Home & Personal Care

The wellness sector is undergoing significant transformations. Consumers tend to use more reasoned, more natural products, forcing suppliers to adapt their production chain.
What contributions can plant-based chemistry and biotechnologies make from a qualitative but also citizen point of view (healthier and more environmentally-friendly products) while integrating into a circular economy model?
What new molecules and new sources are emerging from this opportunity?
What place for naturality in such a competitive market?

Chairman: Sébastien DUPRAT, Director innovation and development natural raw materials (YVES ROCHER)

- New active ingredient to improve emotional well-being of sensitive skin (BASF BEAUTY CARE SOLUTIONS)

- Soothing effect of eco-designed virgin coriander seed oil on sensitive skin (BIOTECHMARINE - SEPPIC)

- How to unleash innovation sustainably? StarDesign Power as a great example (CARGILL)

- Bio derived and biodegradable material for improved protection against the sun (DOW SILICONE)

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June 02, 2021

Thematic conference

New available «green» financing opportunities on a European level

Economic & Regulatory Context

Europe is in the midst of a major change in its environmental policies, requiring a review of its financial plans. Green finance is gradually taking shape, but what is it all about? What capacity and what place can plant-based chemistry take in this new European project and in the activities of the new BBI? What are the criteria to benefit from it?

Chairman: Christohe LUGUEL, Director Europe (IAR)

- BBI JU: a high impact initiative for systemic changes in Europe (BBI JU)

- Opportunities and challenges of investing in biobased business opportunities! (ECBF)

- IBISBA - Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Synthetic Biology Accelerator (TWB)

- The following companies' subtopics are currently being finalised:
(PNO CONSULTANTS)
(OECD)

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June 02, 2021

Thematic conference

New molecules for biopolymers & biomaterials

Biopolymers & Biomaterials

The new molecules from the plant represent a recognized added value today. What are the co-products or new technologies that make it as close as possible to consumer expectations? How can we combine well-being with circular economy?

Chairman: Joanna Dupont, Head of EU Affairs (EUROPEAN BIOPLASTICS)

- Emerging Potential of Biorefinery Lignin through Additive Manufacturing (UNIVERSITY OF FREIBURG)

- Transparent elastomeric blends of polylactic acid and ferulic acid derivatives for biomedical and composites applications (URD ABI)

- From 100% green ester to oligomer in pla matrix (STEARINE DUBOIS)

- The following company's subtopic is currently being finalised:
(LACTIPS)

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June 02, 2021

Thematic conference

High performance biobased materials & resins for construction

Biopolymers & Biomaterials

The construction industry is one of the main sectors where the shift towards ecological transition requires new codes and practices. Here again, the door is open to new biobased materials, but what about the reality of the market? What are the stakes and what support is there in terms of innovation and the insurability of innovative processes?
What is the current status of regulations on the use of these materials and what is their environmental impact?
Coating, insulation, bio-membrane, fiber, wood construction, binder, glue, bitumen with lignin: which functionalities for which performance for biobased products? What toxicology?

- Cork Composites role in product development (AMORIM CORK COMPOSITES

- TWB, a public actor - aimed at accelerating development in industrial biotechnology – collaborates in the Bioimpulse project (TWB)

- PAVAROOF: How to get advantages to a fully biobased insulation system for flat roofs (SOPREMA)

- Lignoroc, Lignoroc technology, to decarbonize building construction at a market price (CCB-LIGNOROC)

- The following companies' subtopics are currently being finalised:
(H4A)
(STORA ENSO)

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June 02, 2021

Thematic conference

2.0 Detergency, new biobased molecules & formulations

Home & Personal Care

For several years now, we have been seeing "greener", better designed and more environmental friendly detergents on the market.
Where do we stand from a normative, regulatory and sanitary point of view? What regulations govern detergents and ecocert / ecolabel certifications?
The success of these products is encouraging us to find new surfactant formulations: from European plants, green solvents and bacteria. How do biotech processes provide access to these new molecules by combining innovation and performance? What are the formulation constraints related to bio-sourced products?
What biocidal active ingredients of plant origin are currently available?

Chairman: Sascha NISSEN, Director of Sustainability, (A.I.S.E)

- How to reconcile consumer expectations and the reality of the carbon footprint of laundry detergents? (PROCTER & GAMBLE)

- Many Shades of Green’ in Cleaning and Sanitation Key considerations and steps towards “greener” cleaning (DIVERSEY FRANCE)

- Aquasiloils®, a natural and an innovative alliance to create a green surfactant (GREENTECH)

- Environmentally benign synthesis of home and personal care ingredients (WAGENINGEN FOOD & BIOBASED RESEARCH)

- From plant based to waste sources (ECOVER)

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June 02, 2021

Thematic conference

Financing: the keys to success

Economic & Regulatory Context

The development and transition to bio-based production solutions can raise several financial issues. What are the conditions of success for the industrialization of a biobased project? How to complete the economic equation of a platform, an industrialization? What are the costs of access to raw materials and utilities? What are the local strategic interests? Through various examples, including the establishment of biorefineries, a look at the place and challenges of financing biobased projects will be provided.

Chairman: Mickael KREL, Partner (SOFINNOVA)

- Recycled Carbon for the Circular Economy (LANZA-TECH - BRUXELLES)

- Bpifrance's SPI fund, a key player in industrialization in the field of green chemistry in France, feedback and outlook (BPI FRANCE & AFYREN)

- The following companies' subtopics are currently being finalised:
(UPM BIOCHEMICALS BUSINESS)
(BIOECONOMY CLUSTER)

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June 02, 2021

Thematic conference

When fashion turns to biobased textiles

Biopolymers & Biomaterials

In recent years, we have seen an acceleration of naturality in major retailers, partly through the use of more rational fabrics (organic cotton, increased use of linen and the multiplication of European certifications). How do retailers perceive the expectations of the end-customer and how do they adapt their ranges? Among the major trends in the textile industry, what are the innovative and breakthrough solutions that biobased solutions can provide? An illustration of these changes will be provided by shedding light on the renewed use of viscose and its increasing popularity thanks to more efficient and less polluting processes.

Chairman: Eric ALVAREZ, Business Development Manager (GENOMATICA)

- Sustainable bio-based textile fibres (METSÄ SPRING)

- "Bio-retting" - new tool to the waste-less utilization of oilseed flax and hemp for fibres (INOTEX SPOL. S R.O.)

- The following company's subtopic is currently being finalised:
(LINIFICIO E CANAPIFICIO NAZIONALE)

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June 02, 2021

Thematic conference

Innovative processes and applications for wood chemistry

Biopolymers & Biomaterials

From the lab to the shelf, from niche to norm, innovative processes and applications for wood chemistry: what new features and functions can it bring to the circular bioeconomy?

- Bio-refining using stabilisation strategies (BLOOM BIORENEWABLES)

- Plant-based adhesives go industrial in wood-based panels, to improve indoor air quality and environmental impact of your furniture and construction projects (EVERTREE)

- Solving bottlenecks of modern biorefineries (METGEN OY)

- Bioaromatics derived from lignin - a chemical intermediate for different applications (VITO)

- The following company's subtopic is currently being finalised:
(JRS RETTENMAIER FRANCE)

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June 02, 2021

Thematic conference

Disinfecting agents, surface treatment: what innovations?

Home & Personal Care

How can biobased products seize the opportunities offered by consumer expectations for plant-based products? The sale of biocides, virucides and other disinfecting agents of natural origin has become more widespread in recent years.
How can probiotics be alternatives to chemical products that tend to be increasingly resistant to chemical agents and antibiotics?
How can the biodegradability dimension be integrated into these products?
What is a biofilm? In what way are they assets in the management of the surface state of materials?

- Seaweeds: A promising source of antibiofilm agents against pathogenic bacteria (CNRS)

- Development of new desinfectants by incorporation of biobased molecules (BERKEM DEVELOPMENT)

- The following company's subtopic is currently being finalised:
(BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT)

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June 02, 2021

Thematic conference

Biobased sport & leisure materials

Biopolymers & Biomaterials

There are many applications for biobased chemistry, including materials used in the development of sports and leisure-oriented products.
What performance do these new innovative materials offer? How do they make equipment more environmentally-friendly? What is the share of vegetal in the design/manufacturing process? How are recycled materials used?

- Wilson Benesch – From music passion to sustainable audio systems (WILSON BENESCH)

- Making the benefits of sports sustainable to the many (DECATHLON)

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June 02, 2021

Thematic conference

Biorefineries for a circular bioeconomy

Economic & Regulatory Context

Europe has recognized bioeconomy as part of the circular economy. Biorefineries are key components of that circularity as they provide the opportunity to valorise every fraction of the biomass. But each biorefinery is a different model and a source of specific value streams for biobased products. At the same time as former food/feed focused industrial units broaden their output with biobased chemicals, chemical sites welcome biobased production units. What are the drivers for these industrial developments, their strengths and weaknesses? What are the challenges they face? What is the value created and how to share it?

Chairman: Ludo DIELS, Professor (ANTWERP UNIVERSITY)

- A long-term partnership to create a new biobased value chain. What challenges and benefits? (AFYREN & SÜDZUCKER)

- Bioconversion of waste streams into valuable bioproducts at demo scale (CENER)

- The following company's subtopic is currently being finalised:
(INEX CIRCULAR)

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June 02, 2021

Thematic conference

Biobased paints, coatings, sealants & adhesives

Biopolymers & Biomaterials

«Mature» market segment: biobased paints continue to grow. The parameters of economic viability are in fact achieved in terms of performance on all the criteria of the sector (ease of application, durability, odor, etc.), price competitiveness, and response to the environmental sensitivity of consumers, which is increasingly present, especially among young people (under 30 years old). Manufacturers are not mistaken, including in the «Pro» market segment, by investing heavily in plant sourcing.
However, there are different approaches depending on the target of the products:
- Professional market (BtoB): customers’ expectations remain at the level of product performance, with the «biobased» dimension still seen as secondary - it remains little claimed because its value to the end-customer is not yet very promising. However, manufacturers are investing massively in R&D on developments because they anticipate a strong evolution in demand in these areas. Demand is beginning to emerge in certain countries, such as Switzerland and Germany.
However, the availability of certain biobased raw materials and their higher costs (compared to a fossil raw material) remain two current constraints.
- Construction market (BtoC): As the claim «biobased» is still little recognized, the (real) interest in plant sourcing is above all as a lever to meet the major challenges of the company, which are the reduction of the carbon footprint, the development of short circuits (European biomass), The search for functionalities such as biodegradability, ... To integrate the strategic vision of the company, the «plant sourcing» reflection must be articulated with other tools and reflections such as LCA, circular economy, ....

Chairman: Kristel ONS, Secretary General (FEICA)

- Plant-powered coatings: Achieving high performance with plant-based ingredients (DSM RESINS & FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS)

- Moving towards biobased architectural coatings with outstanding performances (ECOAT)

- Blanchon group, biobased is part of our long-term strategy (GROUPE BLANCHON)

- Plant-powered coatings: Achieving high performance with plant-based ingredients (ALLIOS)

- Bio-sourced and natural substances in deco-paint (EUROBIORG)

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June 03, 2021

Plenary conference

Citizens’ and consumers’ expections to boost biobased markets?

The search for better designed and more environmentally-friendly products/goods is becoming more and more important in the consciousness.
Does this echo a real citizen’s will or a consumer’s will? What tools should be put in place to respond to it? Through what pedagogy?
Internationally, what are the points of convergence and divergence of consumer expectations?

Chairman: Michael CARUS, CEO (NOVA INSTITUT)

- From BIOVOICES and Biobridges projects' experience to Transition2Bio (LOBA)

- Fundamental understanding of biodegradability (BASF SE)

- New cooperation model to ensure full traceability of natural resources in the cosmetics field (L’ORÉAL RESEARCH & INNOVATION, LVMH RESEARCH)

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June 03, 2021

Thematic conference

Eco-design, Biodegradability, Traceability

Sustainability

Today’s industry implies new technical challenges and new process to poduce in the shortest amount of time. Nevertheless, a cleaner production means to mobilize time and people to figure out new ways to improve the production but also the products’ composition (raw materials, effects on nature and humans, traceability, biodegrability…). What are the new procedures and solutions ? Which levers for improvement can be arisen?

Chairman: Kathryn SHERIDAN, CEO & Founder (SUSTAINABILITY CONSULT)

- From the concept of biodegradation tests to the development of automated platforms to facilitate chemical fate assessments for industry (CAPACITES SAS)

- EcoXtract: a bio-based solution for extraction of natural products (ECOXTRACT)

- Stable and unstable isotopes fingerprints for biobased qualification, classification and certification (CIRAM)

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June 03, 2021

Thematic conference

Personal Care & Cosmetics

Home & Personal Care

How do new processes and molecules support consumer expectations in terms of well-being and sustainable beauty? How does a bio-based solution increase quality of life?

- Optimized oligosaccharidic flax seed extract: when the extraction process supports sustainable beauty (BASF BEAUTY CARE SOLUTIONS)

- Interpenetrating biopolymer network obtained by IBPN technology® for cosmetics with outstanding properties (SILAB)

- Home & Personal Care, Accelerating the Transition away from a Fossil World (CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC)

- Unlocking the potential of bio-based olefins for the cosmetic and F&F markets (DEMETA)

- The following company's subtopic is currently being finalised:
(AMYRIS)

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June 03, 2021

Thematic conference

The Biobased packaging challenges

Biopolymers & Biomaterials

Awareness of eco-designed alternatives has prompted packaging players to change their strategies to minimize the use of materials derived from fossil resources. What are the latest developments in biobased polymers specific to packaging? What are the constraints to development?

- Expanded polylactic acid (E-PLA) bead foam with enhanced processing and material performance for 3 dimensional moulded applications (JSP)

- Biopolymer Production Process – Novamont's integrated biorefinery (NOVAMONT)

- The Potential for hemp as a non-wood source for cellulose and biopolymers (RESTALK)

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June 03, 2021

Thematic conference

Biocontrol, biostimulation

A sustainable production for sustainable raw materials

In a more environmentally-friendly, more reasoned way of acting, we are witnessing the emergence of biostimulation and biocontrol products.
What are the contributions of biobased chemistry to sustainable agriculture and food? How effective are these solutions in this paradigm shift (from the selection of a species to the management of the dynamic balances of living organisms)? What are the current obstacles (regulation, science, technology, market maturity, competitiveness of solutions) and the tools for product traceability and naturality?

Chairman: Najat NASSR, Research Engineer (RITTMO Agroenvironnement)

- Design and development of microbial genetic biocontrol is key to improve biobased productions (SYNGULON)

- Microorganisms based bio-inputs : alternative solutions to conventional agriculture (CRD & ARD)

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June 03, 2021

Thematic conference

Sustainable feedstocks for sustainable productions

A sustainable production for sustainable raw materials

Given today's global challenges, what are the opportunities for new bio-based materials? How can they promote a sustainable economy? What technologies are available to us? What are the regulatory or certifying brakes or levers?

- Trends in plant based chemicals & materials value chains leveraging digital and AI assisted intelligence eco-systems (INTPACT)

- PROCOLBIO - Establishment of a production chain for a bio-based dye in Hauts-de-France (UNIVERSITY OF ARTOIS)

- Artificial intelligence to design natural healing peptides (BASF BEAUTY CARE SOLUTIONS)

- Bio refinery based on 3D farming (UNIVERSITY OF AKRON RESEARCH FOUNDATION)

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June 03, 2021

Thematic conference

Wood road to Biopolymers & biomaterials

Biopolymers & Biomaterials

Can wood chemistry be economically viable? What business case for wood chemistry? What constraints should be lifted and how? What role for policy?

Chairman: Bernard DE GALEMBERT, Manager (BioChem Europe & CEFIC)

- The Borregaard Biorefinery – making the most out of the wood log (BORREGAARDS)

- The following companies' subtopics are currently being finalised:
(LENZING GROUP)
(AVANTIUM)
(CENTRE TECHNIQUE DU PAPIER)
(EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT)
(SAO PAULO INTENSA BANK)

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June 03, 2021

Thematic conference

Food-Nutraceutical Ingredients (& alternative proteins)

Home & Personal Care

What is the place of bio-based food ingredients? With the changes in production systems (fields of the future, materials, polymers, amino acids, enzymes, etc.), what markets are open to these new molecules with high added value? How to use algae for the development of dyes?

Chairman: Olivier ROLLAND (TWB)

- Estimation and exploitation of oak bark and callus culture as a source of plant metabolites for dietary supplements (LAMMC, LITHUANIAN RESEARCH CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY)

- Valorizing food by- products in green & clean emulsions better for our environment and our skin: AgroParisTech and JRS expertise in Pickering emulsions (JRS RETTENMAIER FRANCE & AGROPARISTECH)

- The following company's subtopic is currently being finalised:
(CAPACITES SAS)

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June 03, 2021

Thematic conference

The Biobased innovation contribution to CSR policies

A sustainable production for sustainable raw materials

- Strategic dimension of EU biobased amino acids production (AJINOMOTO ANIMAL NUTRITION EUROPE)

- Sea: nice waves to Ecodesign (SEPPIC)

- Eiffage low-carbon strategy : how our Road industry preserves ressources. The use of bio-based products as substitute of petroleum-based products (EIFFAGE)

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June 03, 2021

Plenary conference

C-LEVEL PANEL: The long-term challenges of industry facing recurrent crises

Rising oil prices, economic crises, staff training issues... The industry is confronted daily with various issues that impact long-term strategies.
How to make projections in a context where the price of raw materials is experiencing instability? How to ensure growth while overcoming crises that may arise? What are the challenges for plant-based chemistry in this context? Where is it unavoidable?

Chairman: François MONNET, President (ACDV)

- Beet sugar : a key resource for European biotech and bioeconomy (CRISTAL UNION)

- The following company's subtopic is currently being finalised:
(SOLVAY)

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