Conference Day 1 | 01 October 2019

THE SQUARE, Brussels


Opening Plenary - How does industrial biotechnology contribute to establishing a healthy and sustainable planet?

Welcome Address & Introduction

- Agnes Borg, Director, Industrial Biotechnology, EuropaBio
- Sarah Hickingbottom, CEO, BioVale (Chair)

Bioeconomy: The $8 trillion economic opportunity

María Mendiluce, Managing Director, Climate & Energy, Cities & Mobility and Circular Economy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy: Building up a sustainable future for the developing world

Bo Yu, Executive Director, CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

10:00

Networking Break

Industry Keynote

Marcus Remmers, CTO, DSM

CEO panel

- Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech
- Steve Bagshaw, CEO, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
- Christophe Schilling, Co-founder & CEO, Genomatica
- Richard Altice, President & CEO, NatureWorks
- Fabrizio Calenti, Executive Director, Aquafil

Chaired by Marcus Remmers, CTO, DSM

12:30

Lunch


14:00

Afternoon Parallel Tracks - 1st PART

The future of plastics – How to establish innovative and sustainable solutions

14:00 - Chair's opening remarks: Manfred Kircher, Member of the Board of BioBall e.V & Kircher Advice in Bioeconomy

14:15 - Enzymatic additives tackling plastic pollution
Nadia Auclair, CEO, Carbiolice
14:30 - Sourcing sustainable feedstock for Ingeo biopolymers
Erwin Vink, Senior Sustainability Manager, NatureWorks
14:45 - The moment durable plastic became too durable
Stefaan De Wildeman, Director, B4Plastics
14:55 - Exponential growth of biopolymer innovations via a flexible production strategy and having R&D at our core
Gerard Nijhoving, Managing Director, Senbis Polymer Innovations
15:05 - Biobased polymers versus circular polymers: the view of a recycler
Christine Levêque, Director Business Innovation - Recycling & Recovery, BeNeLux - Germany, SUEZ

15:15 - Panel debate

The future of bio-based industrial processes – How to leverage the potential of synthetic biology, genome editing, AI and digitalisation

14:00 - Chair's opening remarks: Olivier Rolland, Managing Director, Toulouse White Biotechnology

14:10 - Becoming CarbonSmart
Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech
14:20 - Synthetic biology for sustainable meat production
Benjamina Bollag, Co-founder & CEO, Higher Steaks
14:30 - From nature to market: Journey of an engineered biocatalyst
Goutami Banerjee, Co-founder & Director, Fornia BioSolutions
14:40 - A novel approach for high-fidelity, parallel gene synthesis on silicon chips
Stephanie Brooking, Head of Product Management, Evonetix
14:50 - Grow different: industrialisation of symbiotic fungi for agriculture
Wieland Reichelt, CEO, Evologic Technologies
15:00 - Digital transformation of biotechnology: making the best of life complexity to design the industrial organisms of tomorrow
Rémi Peyraud, CEO, iMEAN

15:10 Panel debate

The future of food, feed and nutrition – How novel technologies revolutionise the sector

14:00 - Chair's opening remarks: Jan Meiling, Managing Director, Startlife Incubator, University of Wageningen

14:05 - The rise of the alternative proteins: a market overview
Beyhan de Jong, Analyst, Animal Protein, Rabobank
14:20 - Building bridges - how hybrid meat will pave the way for the clean meat revolution
Cornelia Habacher, Co-founder & Head of Product, Rebel Meat
14:30 - Focus on algae-based nutrition
Jörg Ullmann, Managing Director, Roquette Klötze GmbH
14:40 - From a microalgae production system to innovative food products
Dennis Prausse, CEO, Phytolinc & Algenfels
14:50 - Changing the way we eat: Food tech solutions
Paul Hudman, Technical Director, 3FBio

15:00 - Panel debate with speakers and
Joseph Zhou, Managing Partner, Bits x Bites

15:35

Networking break


16:30

Afternoon Parallel Tracks - 2nd PART

The future of plastics – How to establish innovative and sustainable solutions

16:30 - Chair's opening remarks: Yvonne van der Meer, Associate Professor & Sustainability of Materials Head, Maastricht University

16:40 - Biodegradable polymers at BASF: challenges, opportunities and the fundamental role of research
Glauco Battagliarin, Advanced Materials & Systems Researcher - Biopolymers, BASF
16:55 - The role of bioplastics in a Zero Waste Future
Joan Marc Simon, Executive Director, Zero Waste Europe
17:10 - Bringing bio-based chemicals a step closer to reality: production of renewable monomers from sustainable biomass
Jorge Martinez Gacio, Technologist, Biotechnology Team, Process Licensing, Axens Solutions
17:25 - SCALIBUR's approach for biochemical conversion of biowaste into biodegradable polyesters at demo scale
Javier Gil, Director, Biomass Energy Department, Centro Nacional de Energías Renovables (CENER)

17:40 - Panel debate

The future of bio-based industrial processes – How to leverage the potential of synthetic biology, genome editing, AI and digitalisation

16:30 - Chair's opening remarks: Jim Philp, Science and Technology Policy Analyst, OECD

16:45 - The challenge of bringing biological products to the market in Europe
Carsten Hjort, VP Production Strain Technology, Novozymes
17:00 - Novel strain engineering in Clostridium to open up new markets
Sean Sutcliffe, CEO, Green Biologics
17:15 - R&D partnership to develop genetic control for the improvement of industrial fermentation
Guy Hélin, Co-founder & CEO, Syngulon & Elsa Parmentier, R&D Project Manager, Tereos
17:35 - Integrated production and separation for an economic biosurfactant production platform
Ben Dolman, CEO, Holiferm

17:45 - Panel debate

The future of food, feed and nutrition – How novel technologies revolutionise the sector

16:30 - Chair's opening remarks: Albrecht Wolfmeyer, International Head, ProVeg Incubator

16:40 - Some practical insights about the legal framework on novel technologies
Katia Merten-Lentz, Partner, Keller & Heckman
16:55 - Novel approaches in livestock farming contribute to One Health Initiative
Stefan Pelzer, Director, Innovation & Industrialisation - Animal Nutrition, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
17:10 - Insects - a possible alternative protein source
Heinrich Katz, CEO, Hermetia
17:20 - Ÿnsect & insects: innovative and premium ingredients for feed, food and plant nutrition
Guillaume Daoulas, Head of Strategic Marketing, Ÿnsect
17:30 - Producing the next generation of dairy products - without animals
Raffael Wohlgensinger, Co-founder & CEO, LegenDairy Foods

17:40 - Panel debate


18:00

Evening Reception

Get a taste of the future

Read more about the Evening Reception here.