Conference Day One 2014

EFIB 2015 will provide 700+ delegates with over 90 presentations tackling the issues of understanding new business models, accessing combined funding and overcoming hurdles in the development of new value chains from raw materials right through to the consumer.

The agenda is still in progress but last year's agenda below, demonstrate the high level of discussion that will take place this year.

Confirmed speakers for this year, can already be viewed here >>

EFIB 2014: Opening Plenary

Opening Plenary at EFIB 2014

Official EFIB Opening Plenary

Sponsored by
IAR

Session chair: Ian Hudson, President, DuPont EMEA, Switzerland

  1. Opening remarks

    Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Director, Industrial Biotechnology, EuropaBio, Belgium

  2. Official Welcoming Address

    Jean-Paul Bachy, President of the Regional Council of Champagne-Ardenne, France

  3. EU Policy Keynote

    Gwenole Cozigou, Director, Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, Directorate for Resources Based, Manufacturing and Consumer Goods Industries

  4. The commitment of farmers in the bioeconomy

    Olivier de Bohan, Chairman, Foundation Jacques de Bohan

  5. The shale gas revolution: impacts on investments and market development

    A petrochemical /energy perspective

    • Thierry Capelle, General Manager, New Business Development Group, Shell Chemicals, UK

    Bio-based chemistry: opportunities & challenges for the European industry

    • Daniele Ferrari, CEO, Versalis SpA and Chairman, Matrica SpA

    Implications for the biobased sector

    • Francois de Bie, Chair, European Bioplastics Association, Netherlands
  6. Feedstocks for the Future; what does the shale gas boom mean for Europe's transition to a biobased economy?

    Moderated by Ian Hudson, President, DuPont EMEA

    Speakers from the above session will come together to discuss the implications of the shale gas boom

  7. Morning refreshments will be served in the exhibition hall and 1-to-1 partnering begins

  8. Supply chain perspectives: scale-up, collaboration and commercialisation

    Opening remarks from Chair: Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Director, Industrial Biotechnology, EuropaBio, Belgium

  9. Industry Keynote Perspectives; successfully using renewable resources and scale-up of plant production facilities in France

    Jean Luc Dubois, Scientific Director, Arkema, France
    Alain Commissaire, CEO, Cristal Union, France

  10. Biobased value chains; showcasing new and novel partnerships

    Each speaker will provide their own perspectives of the opportunities and challenges in achieving successful commercialisation of biobased products in consumer goods, following which a panel discussion will address how to bridge the gaps in the creation of dynamic new value chains

    Panellists confirmed include:

    • Zanna McFerson, Chief Business Officer, Amyris, US
    • Jean-Marc Otero del Val, Manager, TOTAL, France
    • Laurence Dufrancatel, Materials & Processes Innovation, Group Leader & Biomaterials Development Leader, Faurecia, France
    • Babette Petersen, COO, BioAmber, Belgium
  11. Lunch will be served for all speakers and delegates in the exhibition hall

Part 1 - Track 1

TRACK 1: Achieving global scale-up of the biobased economy - a world tour

Focusing on the opportunities and challenges in developing a biobased economy, including case studies of policy in practice, showcasing successful commercialisations.

  1. Introduction from Session Chair

    Barend Verachtert, Acting Head of Unit Bio-based products and processing, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Belgium

  2. Policy drivers for biobased chemical markets: Success stories and challenges

    Kevin M. Moran, Director, Pine Chemistry Panel, American Chemistry Council, US

  3. Scale up in Japan

    Dr Yukawa, Director, RITE and CSO/CTO, Green Earth Institute, Japan

  4. Commercial scale up case study and potential of bioplastics in Thailand

    Dr Pipat Weerathaworn, President, Thai Bioplastic Industry Association (TBIA), Thailand

  5. Policy turned into practice to advance the biobased economy in Canada

    David Harris Kolada, Vice President, Alliances & Market Development, Sustainable Development Technology Canada

  6. UK-Norway: Driving business innovation through strategic bilateral agreements

    Michelle Carter, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network, UK

  7. Afternoon refreshments served in the exhibition hall

Part 1 - Track 2

TRACK 2: Innovation Track

Demonstrating how innovation in this sector is rife and how value has been driven in the bioeconomy through heightened R&D in Europe

Sponsored by:

  1. Introduction from Session Chair

    Jos Peeters, Managing Partner, Capricorn Venture Partners, Belgium

  2. The fragrant wind of change: Cyanobacteria fragrance and flavour production in Dutch greenhouses

    Michiel Lensink, CEO, Photanol BV, Netherlands

  3. Innovative biomaterials from insect biotechnologies

    Antoine Hubert, President / R&D Director, Ynsect, France

  4. Efficient synthesis of specialty carbohydrates through industrial biotechnology

    Dr Joeri Beauprez, Chief Scientific Officer, INBIOSE, Belgium

  5. Fleet test project; joint venture between Clariant, Mercedes and Haltermann

    Dr Gloria Gaupmann, Public & Regulatory Affairs Manager, Group Biotechnology, Clariant, Germany

  6. The Futurol project: from pilot to commercialisation

    Dr. Frédéric Martel, General Manager, Futurol Project, SAS PROCETHOL 2, France

  7. Afternoon refreshments served in the exhibition hall

Part 1 - Track 3

TRACK 3: Chemical Building Blocks

What do we need to do to build sustainable foundations for the biobased chemicals industry?

Led by:

  1. Opening remarks

    Claire Gray, Project Coordinator, Industrial Biotechnology, EuropaBiO, Belgium

  2. In this workshop, part of the FP7 project BIO-TIC, participants will develop a series of actions nee

    Speakers:

    • Elsbeth Roelofs, Senior Business Consultant, TNO, Netherlands
    • Katja Salmenkivi, Principal, Head of Chemicals and Bio-based materials, Pöyry Management Consulting, Finland
    • Dr Dirk Carrez, Managing Director, Clever Consult, Belgium
    • Claire Gray, Project Coordinator, Industrial Biotechnology, EuropaBio, Belgium
       
  3. Networking refreshment break and EFIB and Biorefinery week press conference

Part 1 - Track 4

TRACK 4: Exhibition showcase

Taking place in the exhibition area this showcase of new technologies and research is the only track open to all attendees of EFIB, including those with exhibition only passes.

  1. Selection technology: from R&D tools via Pharma to bio-industry applications

    Dr Philippe Gabant, CSO-Founder, Syngulon, Belgium

  2. Eco-footprint: a new tool for the made in CHIMEX considered approach

    Sebastien Duprat De Paule , Chimex (L'Oreal), France

  3. Novel profitable production of pure lycopene, using integrative biology under bioreactor conditions

    Raul Cuero, Founder, International Park Of Creativity, Colombia

  4. Enzyme-assisted aqueous extraction process for the industrial production of biosourced ingredients

    Dr Nathalie Claisse, Research Scientist, Separation and Purification Division, Biolie SAS, France

  5. Press set-up time for press conference

  6. Networking refreshment break and EFIB and Biorefinery week press conference

Part 2 - Track 1

TRACK 1: Achieving global scale-up of the biobased economy - continued

  1. Panel discussion

  2. Welcome back

    Barend Verachtert, Acting Head of Unit Bio-based products and processing, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Belgium

  3. Sunshine, sorghum and sugarcane: Opportunities for tropical biomass bio-refineries in Queensland, Australia

    Dr Robert Speight, Associate Professor, Microbial Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

  4. Funding for biobased industry development in France

    Laurent Arthaud, Director Investment Biotech & Ecotech BPI, France

  5. Commercial success and scale-up in Brazil

    Gabriel Lourenço Gomes, Chefe de Departamento - AIB/DEINQ and Alan Hiltner, VP Business Development, Granbio, Brazil

  6. The South African Bio-economy Strategy

    Mmboneni Muofhe, Deputy Director General: Technology Innovation, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa

  7. Close of tracks 1

  8. Grand Champane Evening Reception

Part 2 - Track 2

TRACK 2: Innovation Track

R&D case studies showcasing scale up of biobased technologies

Sponsored by:

  1. Opening remarks

    Dr. Murray McLaughlin, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

  2. Revolutionising access to novel commercial enzymes

    Dr Andrew Ellis, Technical Director, Biocatalysts, UK

  3. Innovative enzyme formulations unlocking the path to low cost lignocellulosic sugars

    Alex Michine, CEO, MetGen, Finland

  4. From phyto-mining to green processing and synthesis for biocosmetics

    Jacques Biton, CEO, Stratoz, France

  5. DEINOVE: Creating a cost-effective consolidated bioprocess

    Emmanuel Petiot, CEO, Deinove, France

  6. The missing link for the bio-based economy....business model innovation!

    Marcel Lubben, President, Reverdia

  7. Close of tracks 2

  8. Grand Champane Evening Reception

Part 2 - Track 3

TRACK 3: Chemical Building Blocks

What do we need to do to build sustainable foundations for the biobased chemicals industry?

Led by:

  1. Participants will be asked to comment on and evaluate a set of recommendations and assess their effe

    Visit http://bio-tic-workshops.eu/building_blocks/homefor more information and to register your interest in this session

  2. Close of session

  3. Grand Champane Evening Reception