22 March 2023, 11:00 – 17:00 h (CET) (online)

Michael Carus, Pia Skoczinski, Pauline Ruiz, Lara Dammer, Achim Raschka (nova-Institute)
Gillian Tweddle (Stripe bv Consulting)

11:00-11:45Session Opening
(presented and discussion lead by Michael Carus)
Tour de Table and nova Introduction
Mass Balance and Free Attribution (MBFA)
Participant contributions & discussion
11:45-12:15Market Overview Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers
(presented and discussion lead by Pia Skoczinski)
Global Capacities, Production and Trends 2021, 2022 and Forecast for 2027
Highlights and significant changes
Participant contributions & discussion
12:15-13:15Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Deep dive
(presented and discussion lead by Gillian Tweddle and Pia Skoczinski)
Bio-based Building Blocks:
Hydrotreated Vegetable Oils (HVO) and Naphtha

Bio-Based Polymers:
Poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT)
Polybutylene succinate (PBS)
Polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and respective building blocks
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Polylactic acid (PLA) and respective building blocks
Participant contributions & discussion
13:15-13:45Lunch break
13:45-14:45Technology and Trends Overview of CO2-based Building Blocks and Polymers
(presented and discussion lead by Pauline Ruiz and Achim Raschka)
Introduction to CO2 utilisation, its high potential and challenges
Status and outlook for existing and emerging technologies in chemical, electrochemical and biotechnological conversion

Highlights, new features and significant developments for:
CO2-based Building Blocks:
Methane, methanol, ethanol, ethylene and naphtha
CO2-based Polymers:
Polycarbonates, polyols, polyurethanes, PHAs and polyolefins
Participant contributions & discussion
14:45-15:45Policy Framework for Renewable Polymers
(presented and discussion lead by Lara Dammer)
Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation, Policy Framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics
Participant contributions & discussion
15:45-16:45Strategy for Renewable Polymers
(presented and discussion lead by Michael Carus)
Strategy for Renewable Polymers and Renewable Carbon Concept
Participants contributions & discussion
16:45-17:00Outlook & Wrap-up