Drinks Reception SponsorClariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2016 the company employed a total workforce of 17 442. In the financial year 2016, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.847 billion for its continuing businesses.
Clariant’s Group Biotechnology’s develops sustainable biotech processes for the manufacture of bio-based chemicals and fuels. Clariant has developed the sunliquid® process to efficiently and sustainably produce cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. Since 2012, Clariant has been running a precommercial plant for cellulosic ethanol production in Straubing, Germany, validating the technology and proving process performance in an industrial environment.
Silver SponsorAxens is an international provider of advanced technologies (licensor), catalysts, adsorbents and services (technical assistance, consulting) to the refining, petrochemical, gas and alternative fuels industries. The main scope of Axens’ business is focused on the conversion of oil, gas, biomass and coal to fuels and major petrochemical intermediates.
For further information, please visit our internet website at www.axens.net.
Port Authority SponsorA first-rate base for the development of biobased economy, due to the presence of biobased business and the strong position of core economic clusters such as energy, food, agri bulk and recycling. A partner in bio-economy, actively participating in projects which work on smart and innovative ways to transform waste flows into raw materials and energy. www.portofamsterdam.com
Poyry is an international consulting and engineering company. We deliver strategic advisory and engineering services, underpinned by strong project implementation capability and expertise. Our focus sectors are power generation, transmission & distribution, forest industry, chemicals and biorefining, mining and metals, transportation, water and real estate sectors. Our 6,500 experts work on 15,000 projects annually.
Special Fluids Division is part of the Total Group, the world fifth-largest oil company. Fully focussed on customers concerns, we have developed a pioneering range of renewable hydrocarbon fluids, placing environmental responsibility at the center of innovation. We rely on a global organization to make our products available in more than 60 countries. www.totalspecialfluids.com
The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is a €3.7 billion public-private partnership between the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), established to provide the impetus for bio-based sectors to find new ways of collaborating, through the creation of new strategies and objectives. It implements a research and innovation programme through its open calls for proposals which operates under Horizon 2020.
BBI JU is dedicated to realising the European bioeconomy potential, turning biological residues and wastes into greener everyday products through innovative technologies and biorefineries, which are at the heart of the bioeconomy: this includes connecting key sectors, creating new value chains, and producing a range of innovative bio-based products to ultimately form a new bio-based community and economy in Europe.
Bronze SponsorVTT provides R&D services on thermochemical and biotechnological conversion routes from biomass to Biofuels and Biochemicals. We have over 200 experts in the area creating novel solutions for the industry.
ExhibitorArctic Biomaterials Oy is a Finnish company producing high performance biodegradable and bio-based alternatives for demanding technical applications. The materials are produced on our long-fiber-reinforced-thermoplastic (LFRT) line. This proprietary biodegradable long glass fiber compounding technology increases the PLA temperature resistance and mechanical properties to new levels and opens a variety of possible application areas in the field where technical plastics are being used.
The environmental aspect and climate care are deeply embroidered in our company’s DNA. The two main key indicators in a products’ environmental footprint are greenhouse gases (GHGs) and non-renewable energy use. Compared to traditional oil-based technical plastics the amount of GHGs and use of non-renewable energy (per kg of polymer produced) can be drastically reduced.
Arctic Biomaterials Oy employees are handpicked professionals from the bioplastic field and this knowledge is available to our customers when developing new recipes and solutions.
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