Chemical and Bio-based Chemical Experts, Investors and Consumer Market Leaders Convened in Rotterdam this March.

Thank you to those who attended the 4th International Bio-based Chemicals Conference back in March. Key representatives from leading chemical companies, bio-based chemical developers, investors, end users and technology suppliers convened in Rotterdam to discuss key developments and financial opportunities in the industry.

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12 - 14 March 2013, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Bio-based Chemicals Exhibition Bio-based Chemicals Conference WBM Exhibition

Bio-based Chemicals was co-located alongside Europe’s largest bioeconomy event, Bio- based Chemicals and welcomed over 250 industry leading attendees for 2 days of intense networking and discussion. Over 30 speakers representative of the complete bio- based value chain explored key topics ranging from product scale up to future market trends to the latest in bio- based chemical development.


Companies who attended Bio- based Chemicals include:

End users- Nike, AkzoNobel, Henkel, Unilever
Chemical and fuel companies- BASF, DSM, Albemarle, Shell, BP Alternative Energy, Sekisui Chemical, Sasol Technology
Financiers- Flagship Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, BASF Venture Capital, Capricorn Venture Partners
Bio- based product developers- Arizona Chemical, Codexis, Evonik Industries, Gevo, LS9, Novomer, OPX Biotechnologies, PennAkem, Zeachem, Solazyme
And many many more...

30+ industry leading speakers from across the value chain:

    • Peter Nieuwenhuizen, Director, Future Proof Supply Chains, AkzoNobel - 60 second interview
    • Anna Holmberg , Sustainability Policy Director, Europe, Arizona Chemical
    • Eric Althoff, Chief Technology Officer, Chemistry, Arzeda Corp  - 60 second interview
    • Dr. Michael-Jean Nettersheim, Investment Manager, BASF Venture Capital
    • Nadav Dobrin, Senior Process Engineer, Bateman Advanced Technologies
    • William Lese, Managing Director, Braemar Energy Ventures
    •  Warwick Raverty, Chief Scientist, Circa Group  - 60 second interview 
    • Mike Knauf, Senior Vice President, Bioindustrials, Codexis - 60 second interview
    • Iain Gilmore, Vice President, New Products Business, Davy Process Technology 
    • Marko Schnarr, Environmental Affairs Manager, European Bioplastics
    • Eveline Lecoq, Research Programme Officer, DG Research and Innovation, E2 Biotechnologies, European Commission
    • Dr. Achim Marx, Director Biotechnology Policy, Lobbying & Branding, Evonik Industries
    • David Berry, General Partner, Flagship Ventures - 60 second interview
    • Bob Bernacki, Director, Business Development, Gevo
    • Dr. Frank Roland Schroeder, Director, Sustainability & Product Safety, Henkel
    • Dr. Yvon Durant, Chief Technology Officer, Itaconix - view 60 second interview
    • Dr. Sarah Hickingbottom, Head of Bio- based Chemicals, LMC International
    • Ed Dineen, Chief Executive Officer, LS9
    • Samhitha Udupa, Research Analyst, Lux Research
    • Dr. John Williams,  Head of Materials for Energy and Industry, NNFCC - 60 second interview
    • Peter Shepard, Business Development, Novomer - 60 second interview
    • Michael Rosenberg, Vice President, Business Development, OPX Biotechnologies 
    • Bogdan Comanita, Director Marketing & Sales Europe, PennAkem- 60 second interview 
    • Josko Bobanovic, Partner, Green Chemistry and Bioenergy, Sofinnova partners - 60 second interview
    • Bob Florence, Vice President,  Business Development, Fuels and Chemicals, Solazyme
    • Dr. Ulrich Kettling, Global Director Biotechnology & Biorefineries, Corporate Research & Development, Sud-Chemie
    • Dr. Murray McLaughlin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Chemistry Alliance
    • Dr. Michael Butler, R&D, Platform Developer, Unilever
    • Eran Baniel, General Manager & VP Business Development, Virdia
    • Robert Walsh, Chief Commercial Officer, ZeaChem

    Key focuses at Bio-based Chemicals 2012 included:

    • Bringing chemistry majors and bio-chemical companies together to move towards an integrated chemicals supply chain
    • The end user perspective on future market trends - what will be driving the market in years to come?
    • Achieving technology scale up - what paths are being taken, where is investment available?
    • Exploring future-proof feed stocks - breaking the link with volatile oil prices

    View the full Bio-based Chemicals Agenda online.


    Bio-based Chemicals was co-located with two world-leading specialised events



    Join us!

    12 - 14 March 2013
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Anna Watson - Green Power ConferencesMiss Anna Watson
    Bio- based Chemicals Event Director
    Green Power Conferences

    E: anna.watson@greenpowerconferences.com