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2015 dates announced - on 27-29 October 2015, EFIB will return to SQUARE, Brussels

SQUARE was the first host of the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy, in its evolved form, and EuropaBio and Smithers Rapra are pleased to announce that EFIB will return to the heart of Brussels for the 8th edition of this leading biobased event.

How can you get involved?

Now is your chance to get involved with EFIB 2015. If you know you attend every year, why not book early and benefit from saving over €500!

Want to showcase your brand in front of 800+ attendees? We have a vast range of sponsorship packages to suit any budget, and our team is keen to work with you to design a bespoke package for you, to ensure that you can maximse your ROI this year.

Want to exhibit a new product or service to those interested in investing in biobased materials? Exhibition space is available from €500/sqm >> Download our brochure here

Interested to secure a speaking slot in this year's high profile agenda? View our call for papers now >>

What happened in 2014?

Champagne-Ardenne was an impressive host to last year's event, and the congress was officially opened by the President of the Regional Council of Champagne-Ardenne, Mr Jean-Paul Bachy...read more>>

Mr Bachy comments "It was 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 were glad to be able to showcase our capabilities at this great event."

If you weren't amongst the 700 biobased professionals, you missed 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 was in Reims >>

The biggest agenda yet!

Over 90 speakers joined us last year, providing an insight into this exciting and rapidly evolving landscape and were a 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 presented unique insights and case studies of innovative biobased projects!

View the full agenda for 2014 >>

opening plenary at EFIB

 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 took place during Biorefinery week

This year's event partners IAR ran a biorefinery week in Reims, during the week of EFIB. The week consisted of tours to local biorefinery plants, workshops and one day meetings in the heart of the Champagne-Ardenne region. View more information on what took place in Reims in October here >>


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


view all speakers
  • 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 www.rapra.net or www.smithersrapra.com.