Obama Admin Picks BIO-BASED Materials as 1-of-3 Emerging Technologies; State-of-the Industry @Miami

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Nov. 1, 2014 - PRLog -- On OCT 27, President Obama announced BIO-BASED Materials as 1-of-3 emerging technologies for US competitiveness; White House will fund $300M to be equally matched by the private sector.

Bio-based Plastics & Chemicals industry has decidedly moved beyond the biodegradable / compostable applications. Just as an example, rapid advances are being made in developing nylons ($27B market by 2018) via renewable intermediates. BIO-NYLONS are being used in high-end consumer products such as auto-parts in MERCEDES,FERARI, and MASERATI.

At our JAN 28-30 event, BIO-NYLONS will be a focus of presentations by DuPont, DSM, Arkema and manufacturers of intermediates; see below the agenda

January 28 (Wednesday), 2015

Optional Pre-Conference Course

1:00-2:30 Introduction to BioPlastics: Orientation 101 Critical Knowledge for Mastering / Modifying Polymers
Dr. Yash Khanna, InnoPlast Solutions, USA

2:30-3:00 Coffee & Networking

3:00-5:00 BioPlastics: a Crash-Course on State-of-the-Industry

BioPlastics industry has clearly moved on well beyond the biodegradable & compostable materials concept. A number of renewable chemicals have emerged in the last 5-10 years with the potential to enable traditional polymers while opening the path for newer materials using renewable food, especially non-food biomass as opposed to PetroChemicals. However, some of those technologies, although still promising, as it appears now will take longer than anticipated commercialization timelines. Nevertheless, there has been a new wave of bioplastics entering the high-end consumer products such as Carpet Yarns, and auto-parts in Mercedes, Ferrari and Maserati; the field is continuously and rapidly evolving. This pre-conference course will bring you up to speed on state-of-the-industry. It's Time to Refresh our Understanding of BioPlastics !!!

Ronald Cascone, Principal - Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant, USA
Steve Slome, Senior Consultant- Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant, USA

January 29(Thursday), 2015

7:00-8:00 Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:00-8:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:10-8:50 Keynote Presentation
Latest Trends Re-Shaping the BioPlastics/Renewable Chemicals Industry: Challenges & Opportunities

Session I:   BioPlastics with Established & Growing Commercial Sales

9:00-9:30 Corporate Vision of a Biobased Platform & Portfolio of  Products Launched into the Market Place
Michael Saltzberg, Business Director-Biomaterials, DuPont, USA

9:30-10:00 Corporate Wide Initiatives & Successes in Penetrating Traditional Plastics Industry with BioPlastics
Dr. Kees Tintel, Business Manager-EcoPaXX, DSM, Netherlands

10:00-10:30 PLA: Techno-Commercial Developments Driving Continued Growth
Hugo Vuurens, Director-Business Development , Corbion-Purac, Netherlands

10:30-11:00 Coffee & Networking

11:00-11:30 Biobased High-Performance Polyamides: Solutions for Consumer Markets
Dr. Min Zheng, Consumer Market Bus. Develop Engineer,Arkema, USA

11:30-12:00 Portfolio of Converters & Brand-Owners using Green PE
TBA, Braskem, Brazil / USA

12:00-1:30 Lunch & Networking

Session II:   BioPlastics in Global Sustainability Efforts

1:30-2:00 National Programs on Innovative Use of Agricultural Commodities to Produce Biobased Polymers
Dr. Victoria Finkenstadt, Lead Scientist, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, USA

2:00-2:30 New Concept in Hospital Waste Management: Handling Cost Reduction & Energy Generation via Use of BioPlastics
Peter Kelly, International Director-Healthcare, Pharmafilter, Netherlands

2:30-3:00 Vision for a Complete Sustainability: Technology Options to Capture Value at the End-of-Life of Renewable BioPlastics
Norma McDonald, Sales Manager-NA, Organic Waste Systems, USA

3:00-3:30 Coffee & Networking

Session III: Brand-Owners: Creating Market-Pull for BioPlastics

3:30-4:00 Presentation Title  - TBA
Eric Connell, Sen. Engineer-Materials Eng, Toyota Motor Eng & Manf, USA

4:00-4:30 Biobased Hot Melt Adhesives
Dr. Charles Paul, VP - Technology, Henkel Adhesives, USA

4:30-5:00 PLA based Absorb ; World's Ist Drug Eluting Bioresorbable Vascular SCAFFOLD for Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease
Dr. Richard Rapoza, Division VP - R&D Bioresorbable Technology, Abbott Vascular, USA

5:00-5:30 Z-Resin, a 100% Plant & Non-Food based Plastic: Re-Defining the Sunglasses Industry
John Sanchez, President, Zeal Optics, USA

5:30-7:00 Cocktail Reception & Networking

January 30 (Friday), 2015

7:00-8:00 Breakfast & Networking

Session IV: BioPlastics: COMPOUNDED for High-Performance

8:00-8:30 PLA based deTerra®: High-Performance Engineered via Controlled Molecular Architecture
Dr. Jeffrey Cernohous, President / CEO, Interfacial Solutions, USA

8:30-9:00 New Developments in Formulating High-performance Cellulose Acetate Plastics for Electronics & Electrical Applications
Dr. Bing Lu, Senior Scientist,  Celanese, USA

9:00-9:30 Bioplastics Engineered for Horticultural Applications
Prof. David Grewell, Agricultural & Biosystems Eng, Iowa State Univ, USA

9:30-10:00 Coffee & Networking

10:00-10:30 Biohybrid Polymers: Combining "Non-Food Waste Biomass" and "Petrobased Polymers" to Develop High-Performance Products
Dr. Joachim Storsberg, Head-Polymers for Biomedical Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany

10:30-11:00 Lightweighting Through NanoCellulose Application in Plastic Composites
Dr. Theodora Retsina, CEO, American Process, USA

Session V: Renewable Chemicals for Traditional & Newer Polymers

11:00-11:30 Polyolefins: Bio-Propylene and Bio-Ethylene Developments in Production of Bio-Propylene & other PetroChemical Building Blocks via Direct Fermentation
Dr. David Gogerty, Project Manager, Global Bioenergies, USA

11:30-12:00 World's Ist, Game-Changing, Full-Scale Commercial Production of BioMethanol / BioEthanol from Municipal Solid WASTE
David Lynch, GM - R&D, Enerkem, Canada

12:00-1:00 Lunch & Networking


1:00-1:30 Commercialization Update on Dodecanoic Acid (C-12), Sebacic Acid (C-10) and Adipic Acid (C-6)
Dr. E. William Radany, President & CEO, Verdezyne, USA

1:30-2:00 Commercial Update on Bio-Succinic Acid;  a Building Block for PBS Polyester & more
Rod Cummings, New Business Development-Americas,Reverdia, USA

2:00-2:30 Commercialization of PEF;  100% Biobased Polyester with Enhanced Performance
Nathan Kemeling, Director-Business Development, Avantium, Netherlands

2:30-3:00 Plaxica Versalac: A Low Cost Chemical Process to Produce Lactic Acid from 2nd Generation Sugars
Philip Goodier, CEO, Plaxica, UK


For conference details & registration, please call (973) 446-9531 or visit: http://www.BioplastConference.com

Yash Khanna
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