The answer to your hunt for renewable materials: The Renewable Materials Conference 2022
Ready-to-use fossil-free sustainable material solutions with a low carbon footprint are in fastgrowing
demand. Innovative brand owners are keeping an eye out for such solutions, in
particular those that will soon reach the mainstream.
For the second time, nova-Institute presents numerous market highlights from bio- and CO2-
based chemicals and materials as well as from chemical recycling: All material solutions based
on renewable carbon. Together, there is sufficient potential to completely replace
petrochemicals by 2050. To tackle climate change at its roots, all additional fossil carbon from
the ground must be substituted with renewable alternatives. Over the course of three days,
participants will get a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in the renewable
material sector, with a focus on industry-ready solutions from a wide spectrum of sustainable
raw materials and technologies.
In 2021, the new concept of the Renewable Materials Conference generated an outstanding
response, which exceeded all expectations: 420 online participants witnessed a firework of
innovations of non-fossil material. 60 speakers, 11 panel discussions, 500 public posts and
1,500 networking activities were proof of the lively exchange during the three conference days.
In 2022, nova-Institute plans to host the conference physically in the heart of Germany's fourth
largest city, Cologne, just a few hours away from France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Expected are 400 participants on-site and many more online. On-site, the conference will be
accompanied by a large exhibition where companies and institutes can showcase their recent
developments. The supporting program, networking activities and many secluded spots at the
location offers excellent opportunities to make new business contacts and refresh old ones.
The focus of the conference: All material solutions based on renewable carbon – avoiding the
use of additional fossil carbon. The entire spectrum of renewable materials is covered: biobased,
CO2- based and recycled.
• Strategies for the Chemical Industry of the future
• Renewable Chemicals and Building Blocks from Biorefineries
• CO2 Utilisation and Chemical Recycling
• Renewable Polymers and Plastics from Biomass, CO2 and Recycling
• The “Renewable Material of the Year 2022” competition and award ceremony
• The Brands View on Renewable Materials
• Renewable Plastics, Fibres and Composites, Packaging and Biodegradation
• Parallel Session on Renewable Fine Chemicals
The program includes a diverse range of bio-based materials such as bio-based polymers,
plastics and biocomposites (first and second generation, biowaste), CO2-based materials (from
fossil and biogenic point sources, atmosphere) as well as mechanically and chemically recycled
Be part of the sustainable future of chemicals and materials: The Renewable Materials
Conference will create new prospects and synergies by bringing together many cross-sectoral
networking opportunities. Here, innovation and implementation connect.
Would you like to give a presentation at the conference?
Shape the sustainable future of chemicals and materials! You are very welcome to present your
latest products, technologies or developments at the conference – we expect a lively submission
of abstracts. The presentations will be selected by an advisory board of experts from industry
and science. Deadline for submission: 15 December 2021. Please find all information here:
Innovation Award: “Renewable Material of the Year 2022”
To showcase the vast spectrum of renewable materials, the innovation award “Renewable
Material of the Year 2022” will be chosen and awarded during the conference. Pioneers of
renewable materials from all sectors are invited to participate. Please find all information and
the submission deadlines for the innovation award here: www.renewable-materials.eu/awardapplication.
Exhibition and sponsoring opportunities
The fee of a booth (6 m2) is only 1,400 € (excl. 19% VAT). Table (1,40 m x 0,70m), table
cloths, a pinboard, a chair and a power connection are provided by the organiser. Also, one
entrance ticket to the conference is included. You are welcome to use your booth system.
Simply book your booth at: www.renewable-materials.eu/exhibition-booking.
Take also the opportunity to become a sponsor of the event and present your company to this
unique and cross-sector audience. Please contact Guido Müller for more information on our
attractive sponsoring packages.
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nova-Institute is a private and independent research institute, founded in 1994; nova offers
research and consultancy with a focus on the transition of the chemical and material industry to
renewable carbon: How to substitute fossil carbon with biomass, direct CO2 utilisation and
recycling. We offer our unique understanding to support the transition of your business into a
climate-neutral future. nova-Institute has more than 40 employees.
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