Wednesday 1 October: Conference Day One
1-to-1 Partnering at EFIB 2014

Regional President to open EFIB 2014 in Champagne Ardenne - The Conference starts Wednesday with the Pre-conference Workshops taking place tomorrow.

Champagne-Ardenne is gearing up to welcome the 7th annual European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy which starts tomorrow with the pre-conference workshops and, we are pleased to announce that the President of the Regional Council of Champagne-Ardenne, Mr Jean-Paul Bachy will provide the official opening address at the conference on more>>

Mr Bachy comments "It will be my pleasure to open this prestigious meeting for the biobased economy, which is an opportunity for unprecedented exchanges with leading international experts. Champagne-Ardenne is dedicated to advancing the use of biobased technologies throughout Europe and we are glad to be able to showcase our capabilities at this great event."

There's still time to join the other 350 organisations from 35 countries attending this year's congress, with just a few tickets left...Register for the last places here>>

Don't miss the champagne drinks reception at the historic Palais du Tau and your chance to network with companies such as Nike, Givaudan, DSM, Novozymes, Faurecia, Unilever and more! See who you could meet in Reims >>

Our biggest agenda yet!

Over 90 speakers will be joining us in October for the 7th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy, for an insight into this exciting and rapidly evolving landscape and to be part of the process of building a stronger more sustainable biobased economy.

Speaking across the 8 tracks, plenary programmes and pre-conference workshops, VP level representatives from leading companies DSM and Arkema, plus CEOs of successful SMEs Cristal Union, Photanol, MetGen and more will be presenting unique insights and case studies of innovative biobased projects!

View the speaking listing here >>

View the full agenda for 2014 >>

View the pre-conference workshops on Blue Biotechnology and the Woodbased Bioeconomy >>

dsmExclusive DSM Project Liberty Whitepaper

DSM have put together a White Paper - Project Liberty: The Start of the Cellulosic Ethanol Revolution which explores the journey taken to create Project Liberty and the implications of its opening for the US and Europe.

Download the white paper here

Have you missed recent EFIB content? Read it here!

The EFIB team are committed to bringing you the most relevant and topical contact relating to the biobased economy and the field of industrial biotechnology, and each week have brought you speaker interviews, opinion articles and more. Highlights of these features, can be accessed below:

Interviews with Ron Weerdmeester, PNO and Rogier van der Sande, Committee of the Regions

European Bioplastics: Investment in IB and the future of biobased plastics in Europe

Industrial biotechnology and the biobased economy: High growth rates and capacity potential estimated


biorefinery weekEFIB is taking place during Biorefinery week

This year's event partners IAR are running a biorefinery week in Reims, during the week of EFIB. The week will consist of tours to local biorefinery plants, workshops and one day meetings in the heart of the Champagne-Ardenne region. View more information on what will be taking place in Reims in October and how you can be a part of it here >>

What happened at EFIB 2013?

The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy (EFIB) opened to a record delegation last year in Brussels at The Square. Then in its 6th year, EFIB had successfully made the transformation from a small specialised conference to a market leading, pan European flagship event for the vibrant and dynamic sector of Europe's bioeconomy.

The event took place during the first ever European Biotech Week, and had 700 delegates in attendance all on site to gain access to the market place of 45 exhibitors and 20 technology showcase presentations. They took place alongside a formidable programme of senior leaders including Belgian Ministers, a record number of European policy makers and CEOs from Galactic, Ecover and several other multinational companies.

Read more about EFIB's record year

Read the full review on what happened at EFIB 2013

Global Partnerships and Alliances Key to Industrial Biotechnology Futures

Key drivers behind new partnerships and alliances in industrial biotechnology will be the need to access raw materials and technology at the required cost and amount and exposure to diversified markets, according to new forecasts by Smithers Rapra.

The Future of Alliances and Partnerships in Industrial Biotechnology to 2023 contains details of the competitive biotechnology landscape and quantitative forecasts until 2023, as well as details of emerging markets. It includes extensive primary research, and reveals what will be essential for the dynamic biotechnology industry in years to come.

Read more here

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  • SNC Lavalin
  • GEA
  • IAR Cluster
  • DSM
  • Biocatalysts Ltd
  • C-Lecta GmbH
  • Project Futurol Procethol 2G
  • Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
  • BioAmber
  • VITO
  • Your logo here? EFIB 2013


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  • Jack Huttner

    Jack Huttner

    Huttner Strategies

    President & CEO

  • Lutz Guderjahn

    Lutz Guderjahn

    Suedzucker AG

    Executive Board Member

  • Rolf Hogan

    Rolf Hogan

    Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials

    Executive Secretariat

  • Neil Parry

    Neil Parry


    Biotech Science Area Leader

  • Klaus Stadler

    Klaus Stadler

    Coca-Cola GmbH

    Director Environment and Water Resources Europe

  • David Harris Kolada

    David Harris Kolada

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada

    Vice President, Alliances & Market Development

  • David Turley

    David Turley

    National Non-Food Crops Centre

    Company Executive and Lead Consultant Biobased Feedstocks

  • Daniele Ferrari

    Daniele Ferrari

    Versalis spa


  • GoingPublic Media AG
  • Chemical Watch
  • sp2 Inter-Active
  • Nova-Institut GmbH
  • E-energy Market
  • Portugese Bioindustry Association P-BIO
  • Lux Research
  • European Biotechnology News
  • Swiss Biotech Association
  • EnAgri
  • New INDIGO

EFIB is organised by EuropaBio and Smithers Rapra

EuropaBio is the European Association for Bioindustries and was created in 1996 to provide a voice for the biotech industry at the EU level. EuropaBio's mission is to promote an innovative and dynamic biotechnology-based industry in Europe.

About Smithers Rapra, is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing, consulting and information products and events, with key focuses including the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. For more information, visit or