Webinar series Green renewable solutions 2023

Hosted by Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
and nova-Institute, Germany


Experts from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) invite you to participate in a series of webinars for the future of chemicals production, circular and plastics policy, bio-based polymers, carbon flows and advanced chemical recycling. The webinar series will be held in collaboration with nova-Institute, between May 10 and June 19, 2023.
The costs for the series of five webinars are € 95,- per session (excl. VAT) or for the whole serie € 299,17 (excl. VAT).
The webinars will provide you a deep dive into market data as well as strategies for achieving fossil-free industries. They also provide opportunities for discussion about this topics.

Session 1 

Wednesday 10 May 2023 from 13:30-15:00 CET
Title: Technologies, Markets and Trends for Circular, bio-based and CO2-based Chemicals and Polymers
Moderation: Pauline Ruiz and Pia Skoczinski (nova-Institute)


  • Challenges Towards a Circular Plastics Economy from a Chemical Perspective
    Evelien Maaskant (WUR)
  • Latest Market Data and Trends on Bio-based and CO2-based Building Blocks and Polymers Worldwide
    Pia Skoczinski and Pauline Ruiz (nova-Institute)


Session 2

Monday 15 May – 13:30-15:00 CET
Title: Global and European Carbon Flows & Biomass Availability
Moderation: Edwin Hamoen (WUR)


  • Global and European Carbon Flows
    Ferdinand Kähler and Michael Carus (nova-Institute)
  • Biomass Availability for the materials transition
    Wolter Elbersen (WUR)


Session 3

Tuesday 30 May from 13:30-15:00 CET
Title: Biodegradability of Polymers and Plastics: State of Play and Biodegradability Policies
Moderation: Luciano Proto Cassina (nova-Institute)


  • Biodegradability of Polymers and Plastics - State of Play
    Maarten van der Zee (WUR)
  • Regulation of Biodegradable Polymers – How is Biodegradability Treated in EU Policy?
    Nicolas Hark (nova-Institute)


Session 4

Tuesday 13 June from 13:30-15:00 CET
Title: Advanced Recycling – Technology Overview and Deeper Insights into Depolymerisation of Polymers via Chemicals and Enzymes
Moderation: Edwin Hamoen (WUR)

  • Technologies, Markets and Policies on “Advanced Recycling”
    Dr. Lars Krause (nova-Institute)
  • Polyester Recycling: the Role of Chemicals and Enzymes for a Circular Economy in Plastics
    Part 1 - Chemicals
    Shanmugam Thiyagarajan (WUR)
    Part 2 - Enzymes
    Tom Ewing (WUR)

Session 5

Monday 19 June from 13:30-15:00 CET
Title: Useful applications of biodegradable plastics
Moderation: Pauline Ruiz (nova-Institute)


  • Developing end of life options for plastics in agri- and horticulture
    Karin Molenveld (WUR)
  • For Which End-products Is Biodegradation a Justified Need? Results and Impacts of the German BioSinn Project
    Pauline Ruiz and Michael Carus (nova-Institute)

Click here to register.