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Pitching event on bioeconomic solutions at ACHEMA

Innovative solutions for the defossilisation of chemical process industry: companies and institutes present new materials and their areas of application. Participation is free of charge.

The bioeconomy clusters (BioBall, CLIB and the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region) are organizing a pitching event at ACHEMA 2024 on June 13, 2024 from 14:00 to 18:00.

In the aforementioned clusters, application-oriented solutions for defossilization of the process industry are developed and marketed by research institutes together with innovative start-ups and companies.

At the event, new materials and their areas of application from the fields of bioplastics, bio-based chemicals and bio-based construction materials will be presented in short pitches in thematic sessions. The technologies presented have been developed and/or tested in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Wuerttemberg. After each session, there will be space for networking and direct exchange with the speakers.

The event will take place within the ACHEMA Congress, Room Kontrast, Hall 3, Level Via Ost. We will be happy to provide you with an ACHEMA day ticket free of charge.

Innovative solutions for the defossilisation of chemical process industry - A bioeconomy workshop

Uhrzeit Agenda
14:15Make Bioplastics happen: Lactic Acid from non food feedstocks for commercially viable PLA
Stefan Verseck, BluCon Biotech GmbH, Köln, DE
14:25Sugar Beet as a sustainable Source for fibre & bio-chemicals in packaging material
Timo Koch, Julia Seemann, Pfeifer & Langen GmbH & Co. KG, Elsdorf, DE
14:35Creating a circular biobased supply chain for leather goods
Melina Bucher, Mannheim, DE
14:45CO2BioClean - Use your emissions for a new mission
Josef Glass, Fabiana Fantinel, CO2BioClean GmbH, Eschborn, DE
14:55An innovative food packaging: Bio-based and home-compostable tea bag fabric with a water-soluble alginate coating to preserve aroma and flavor
Anna Sadzik, Sustainable Packaging Institute SPI, Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, DE
15:05Break / Networking
15:20FlexMethanol: Conversion of industrial CO2 sources into renewable methanol by standardized synthesis modules
Johann Kirchner, bse Methanol GmbH, Leipzig, DE
15:30ICODOS - De-fossilizing chemistry and shipping via lowest cost e-methanol production
Francisco Vidal Vázquez, ICODOS GmbH, Mannheim, DE


Process integration and scale-up of a green waste biorefinery considering system robustness - GreenProScale
Dirk Holtmann, KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe, DE,
Marianne Volkmar, Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau, Kaiserslautern, DE
15:50Lignopure - Natural, multifunctional cosmetic ingredients based on lignin
Dr. Wienke Reynolds, Lignopure GmbH, Hamburg, DE
16:00The Better Peptide Platform – A green and scalable means to produce linear and cyclic peptides and peptide transfection reagents
Christoph Kutzner, Badische Peptide & Proteine, Heidelberg, DE
16:10Break / Networking
16:25SITREN® Selfheal 455 for self-healing concrete
Gabriel Mattos, Daniela Kruse, Anke Reinschmidt, Evonik Operations GmbH, Essen, DE
16:35Decarbonisation of concrete with chemical admixtures
Oliver Mazanec, Master Builders Solutions Deutschland GmbH, Trostberg, DE
16:45BIOTESS: Thermophysical analysis of mineral foams with integrated phase change materials
Prof. Eddie Koenders, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, DE
16:55Sustainable load-bearing and insulating building material made from cattail (Typha)
Martin Krus, Fraunhofer Institut für Bauphysik, Valley, DE
17:05Fungi Future Economics, FUFUECO
Sabine Krieg, Liliya Pullmann, Achim Weber, Fraunhofer IGB, Stuttgart, DE
17:15PYROCEM: Reactivity of ashes from biological waste substrates
Maximilian Mayer, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, DE

Note: The lecture titles are directly linked to the respective contribution in the ACHEMA Congress Planner.

Bioeconomy Workshop@ACHEMA 13.06.2024
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The project is supported by the BMBF funding measure "Innovation Spaces Bioeconomy" within the framework of the "National Research Strategy Bioeconomy 2030".


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