7th Biobased Chemicals and Plastics

05-07 Jun, 2018 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
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About our Event Speakers
We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.
Mr. Leigh Taylor

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/LeighTaylor.jpgLeigh previously held global responsibility for leading and developing the commercial and technology development strategy for Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies Syngas and Substitute Natural Gas (SNG) business as Vice President.
His experience includes catalyst and polymers manufacturing, technology development, engineering and technical services and intellectual property licensing.
As a graduate in Chemical Engineering, Leigh’s initial technical roles in the polymer industry were at Norsk Hydro and ICI’s catalyst and licensing business Synetix.
Following Johnson Matthey’s acquisition of Synetix in 2002, Leigh worked in numerous commercial roles within the catalyst business before becoming Vice President at Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies in 2011.

Mr. Leigh Taylor, Head of Sales & Licensing
Econic Technologies
Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction
Day 1 [Tue 05, June], at 09:00 AM
Enabling CO2 Direct Use as a Valuable Building Block for Sustainable Chemicals & Plastics
Day 1 [Tue 05, June], at 02:50 PM

Mr. Anthony Schiavo

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/AnthonySchiavo.jpgAnthony Schiavo is an Analyst based in Lux Research’s Singapore office. He leads the Advanced Materials team and supports the broader materials research at Lux. Under his leadership, the Advanced Materials team conducts research on technical and market trends in areas such as future materials platforms, advanced structural materials, and coatings. His expertise also includes new technological innovations in digital manufacturing, materials informatics, and advanced design technologies. Anthony often is called upon to provide strategic advice and guidance for executives in the automotive, chemicals, and consumer goods industries.

Mr. Anthony Schiavo, Analyst
Lux Research - Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Future of Biobased Chemicals in Asia
Day 1 [Tue 05, June], at 09:10 AM
Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 09:00 AM

Dr. Wolfgang Baltus

Dr. Wolfgang Baltus has completed his PhD in Natural Products Chemistry from the Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina of Braunschweig in 1987/ He has been working as consultant for several biopolymer and biorefinery projects in South-East Asia. He is a former advisor of the National Innovation Agency (NIA), responsible for the implementation of the National Bioplastic roadmap in Thailand and has worked for BASF in business development management for the coating markets in Asia for 15 years.

He is the founder of Wobaltexpedition Consultancy, an independent consultancy service provider. He is one of the supporting experts of the German NOVA Institute for the market study on bio-based polymers/building blocks and is part of the advisory board for the NOVA conferences in this matter. He has supported the UNEP regarding their Eco-Innovation manual.

Dr. Wolfgang Baltus, Founder
Wobaltexpedition Consultancy
Development of FDCA & its Potential
Day 1 [Tue 05, June], at 10:45 AM

Dr. Guo Ruijing
http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/GuoRuijing.jpgDr. Guo Ruijing graduated with PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and since then she has been focusing on the medical application of biodegradable polymers.
She joined Covestro Polymers (China) as innovation manager in 2015. Working in the New Technologies department at the Material Science Center of the polymer Research & Development Center, her main task is to contribute to the sustainable future of Covestro by innovating with novel technology development in biobased materials and sustainable chemistry for further development and commercialization.

Dr. Guo Ruijing, Innovation Manager
Covestro Polymers (China) Co., Ltd
Alternative Feedstocks: Bio-based Building Blocks for Thermoset Plastics
Day 1 [Tue 05, June], at 11:15 AM

Mr. Denis Lucquin

Denis Lucquin is a Managing Partner  of Sofinnova Partners. In life sciences, he specializes in industrial biotechnology investments. He joined Sofinnova in 1991. Denis began his career in academic research. For five years, he was in charge of the technology transfer department at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France’s agricultural research institute. In 1989, he joined the venture capital industry as director of investments at Innolion (Crédit Lyonnais). During his first 17 years at Sofinnova Partners, Denis carried out many investments in Health Care such as Nicox, Oxford Glycosciences, Oxford Molecular, PPL Therapeutics, Conjuchem, Exonhit, IDM, Innate Pharma, Ablynx, Cerenis, and Noxxon (all of which successfully went public) as well as Novexel (sold to Astrazeneca), and Crop Design (sold to BASF Crop Sciences). He recently specialized in Industrial Biotech and invested in BioAmber and Avantium (both went public respectively on NYSE and Euronext Amsterdam) and in Green Biologics and Agrosavfe. He acts or has acted as a board member for all these companies. Denis was also the Chairman of Sofinnova Partners between 2007 and 2017, and founded  in 1997 the French biotech entrepreneurs association, France Biotech. He is a graduate in engineering from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole du Génie Rural des Eaux et Forêts. He has a degree in Innovation Management from the Université de Paris-Dauphine.

Mr. Denis Lucquin, Managing Partner
Sofinnova Partners
Role of Start-ups in Innovation of Bio-sourced Molecules & Plastics. Emergence of a New Business Model
Day 1 [Tue 05, June], at 04:20 PM
Chairman’s Introduction
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 01:30 PM

Mr. Mukund Rao

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/MukundRao.jpgMukund Rao has been working in Thailand since 1978 and been involved in setting up three grass roots chemicals projects. He started the oleochemicals `industry in Thailand and was founding Director and then Chairman of the Asean Oleochemicals Manufacturers Group. He was then in downstream specialties chemicals. He switched to biofuels and bio-based chemicals and bioplastics in 2004. Mukund Rao is on the Board of Directors of the Thai Bioplastics Industry Association (TBIA He worked on bio-based succinic acid with BioAmber Inc. and with Vinmar International, Ltd. He now advises BBGI Public Company Limited which was created last year by the merger of the biofuels businesses of Bangchak Corporation and KSL Sugar Industry groups. He has wide-ranging experience in chemicals in the Asia Pacific. Mukund Rao holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Mr. Mukund Rao, Advisor
BBGI Public Company Limited
Chairman’s Introduction
Day 1 [Tue 05, June], at 01:45 PM

Mr. Jonathan Huang

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/JonathanHuang.jpgAn experienced Business Development Manager, Jonathan started in Croda as a Graduate Trainee and has worked in multiple cross-functional roles within Croda from operations, product assurance and sales. In his current role, Jonathan is tasked with growing Global Key Accounts in Asia for business unit (BU) Coatings & Polymers. Jonathan also heads marketing in the BU across Asia as well. His experience spans in setting business strategies through to successfully leading global projects for the company.


Jonathan holds a Bachelor's in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Mr. Jonathan Huang, Business Development Manager - Coatings & Polymers
Croda Singapore Pte Ltd
Technological Developments of Biobased Building Blocks, Additives & Surfactants
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 11:10 AM

Mr. Herb Munsterman

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/HerbMunsterman.jpgMr. Munsterman has more than 20 years experience in the refining, petrochemical and renewable energy industries. Herb has worked on large scale projects involving first adopter and proven technologies throughout the world, including China, India, the Middle East and Europe. Herb's background includes extensive experience in corporate, transactional and intellectual property law, technology development, M&A, public offerings, multinational manufacturing, engineering and research. Prior to Novomer, Herb held leadership positions at UOP LLC, the world's largest licensor of refining technology and DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC. Herb holds a BS from Iowa State University, an MS in biotechnology from Northwestern University and a JD from Drake University.

Mr. Herb Munsterman, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Development
Novomer Inc
Using Bio-ethanol to Produce Bio-acrylic acid, Bio-succinic acid & Bio-polyols
Day 1 [Tue 05, June], at 09:40 AM

Assoc Prof. Klanarong Sriroth

Assoc. Prof. Klanarong Sriroth has involved in sugar and starch industry for more than 35 years after his graduation “Doctor of Engineering in Sugar Technology/Biotechnology” from the Technical University of Berlin in 1986.  He was one of the key persons who established the public awareness for the significant roles of Science & Technology to strengthen the competitiveness of Thai agro industry, in particular sugar industry. Through his long accumulated experience in academic researches and collaborative works with industrial sectors, he currently serves as a technical committee in many National Boards concerning cassava, sugar and bioethanol. He is also a director and Head of Innovation and Research Development Institute in Mitr Phol Sugar Corp., Ltd.

Assoc Prof. Klanarong Sriroth, Director
MitrPhol Sugar Co. Ltd.
Modernizing Biorefinery & Creating Value Added Biobased Products
Day 1 [Tue 05, June], at 02:20 PM

Mr. Luc Mathis

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/LucMathis.jpgLuc Mathis, PhD, joined Global Bioenergies in September 2017. He served from 2012 to 2016 as CEO of Calyxt (CLXT, Nasdaq), an Agro-industrial company based in Minneapolis, USA. From 2006 to 2011, Luc was in charge of the Agro-chemical business development of Cellectis (CLLS, Nasdaq, Alternext). From 1994 to 2005, Luc worked as a research scientist in genetics, first as a PhD candidate at the Pasteur Institute then as post-doctoral fellow at CalTech, Pasadena, USA and from 2001 to 2005 as group leader at the Pasteur Institute. Most recently, Luc worked as strategic advisor/interim CEO for startup companies in the microbiology and agrobiotech sectors. He received its executive business training at HEC.

Mr. Luc Mathis, Chief Business Officer
Global Bioenergies
Conversion of Renewable Resources into Drop-in Biobased Chemical Building Blocks
Day 1 [Tue 05, June], at 03:50 PM

Ms. Trang Ly

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/TrangLy.jpgTrang Ly is working as Senior Consultant at Pöyry Management Consulting, with a special focus on megatrends, packaging and consumer markets, and also bio-based chemicals and plastics. She has gained expertise in market assessments, strategy and business development as well as due diligence and technology analyses. Prior to joining Pöyry in 2014, she worked as Product Manager at Huhtamäki Consumer Goods division. Ms Ly is based in Pöyry headquarters in Finland, but works with global projects covering also the Asian Pacific and American markets. She holds M.Sc. Degree from Aalto University (Finland) with major in packaging technology, bio-based materials and strategic management.


Ms. Trang Ly, Senior Consultant
Poyry Management Consulting Oy
Highlights of Bio-based Chemical & Plastic Markets in 2017-2018
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 09:10 AM

Mr. Kittiphong Limsuwannarot

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/KittiphongLimsuwannarot.jpgMr. Kittiphong Limsuwannarot, the President of Thai Bioplastic Industry Association.
Vice President – Downstream Market Development
Managing Director -  Solution Creation Company Limited (100% subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical)
He has a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and MBA from the University of Dallas.
He is working with PTT Global Chemical Pcl. as the Vice President of Downstream Market Development as well as the Managing Director of Solution Creation Co., Ltd. for over 5 years. Prior to joining PTT Global Chemical Pcl., Mr. Kittiphong Limsuwannarot had worked with ExxonMobil in refining, retail marketing, downstream planning and various global chemical businesses for more than 27 years.

Mr. Kittiphong Limsuwannarot, Vice President, Downstream Market Development
PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
Thailand Bioplastics Industry Update & Biochemicals Plan
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 09:40 AM

Mr. Kaya Kaplancali
http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/KayaKaplancali.jpgKaya Kaplancali has an MBA degree from San Diego State University, California and a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from Marmara University, Istanbul. He has over 20 years of track record in business development and entrepreneurship, 15 years of it primarily in China and Hong Kong. He has extensive international business experience working with multinational companies as well as academic research background in networked business models. He regularly participates in bioplastics industry conferences as a speaker on durable consumer product applications of bioplastics.
In 2009 Kaya founded Bioserie with three close friends, a Hong Kong based company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing branded durable consumer goods made of bioplastics. His experience in managing design, product development and manufacturing processes and implications of these disciplines on branding has led him to study and understand the essence of working with geographically dispersed, multidisciplinary teams. By managing the R&D process, Kaya was able to develop an innovative manufacturing technology for injection molded bioplastic durable consumer products, which earned him and Bioserie worldwide industry recognition and innovation accolades in USA and Europe. He currently leads R&D, production and supply chain management efforts.

Mr. Kaya Kaplancali, CEO
From Farm to Toys: Bioserie’s Experiences and R&D on Sustainable Materials
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 04:40 PM

Mr. Melvyn Ho
http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/MelvynHo.jpgMelvyn Ho, Open Innovation Manager at Clariant, facilitates and drives the company’s global open innovation inbound and outbound activities. His responsibilities include raising internal awareness of the opportunities offered by open innovation; fostering collaboration interest with external partners and within the company; as well as developing topics for Clariant’s own internal innovation community and external open innovation platform. Melvyn is also responsible for leading the scouting activities of Clariant’s new business development in Asia, with a focus on China. Before Melvyn joined Clariant, he was a technology consultant at IPI supporting enterprises in the beauty and wellness industry and a research associate at A*STAR in the area of drug discovery. Melvyn holds a Master’s Degree in Synthetic Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore.


Mr. Melvyn Ho, Open Innovation Manager, New Business Development - Group Technology & Innovation
Open Innovation in Biobased Plastics & Chemicals
Day 1 [Tue 05, June], at 01:50 PM

Mr. Amir bin Abul Hasan Ashari

En. Amir bin Abul Hasan Ashari is the founder and Managing Director of ICBP since 2005.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the International Islamic University, Malaysia.
During his legal career, he was a legal manager of several public listed companies where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance.
In 2015, he was a part of the European Union Bio Economy Advisory Committee based in Brussels Belgium.
Under his stewardship, ICBP has received many international accreditations such as AIB-Vincotte, USDA, SGS, REACH, US FDA and recently in July 2017, ICBP was awarded The Green Era Award & Sustainability in Rome, Italy and in the same year, ICBP received Top 50 Global Green Companies in Mumbai, India.

Amir was also recently awarded the  Most Influential Sustainable Entrepreneur Award from the Asia Pacific CSR council whose purpose is to advance the Sustainable Development goals of the united nations.

Mr. Amir bin Abul Hasan Ashari, Managing Director
IndoChine Bio Plastiques (ICBP) Sdn. Bhd.
Assessment of Cassava Supply in Southeast Asia
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 11:40 AM

Bruno De Wilde

Bruno De Wilde is the Lab Manager of OWS in Ghent, Belgium for more than 20 years already.   


In this capacity, he manages biodegradation, composting and digestion tests, supervising a team of almost 40 people. Besides he is an active participant of several ISO and CEN working groups and yearly gives about 20 presentations at international conferences and company workshops.


He took his MSc in Agricultural Engineering at the State University of Ghent in 1983.


Bruno De Wilde, Lab Manager
OWS NV - Organic Waste Systems
Marine Degradable Plastics – An Opportunity or a Challenge?
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 01:40 PM

Mr. Warwick Armstrong

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/WarwickArmstrong.jpgWarwick Armstrong, Global Business Development and Marketing for  Plantic Technologies. Through various roles over 20 years’ in the packaging industry, brings a broad knowledge across the entire industry from machinery to packaging materials. His work with Plantic Technologies a leader in bio based high barrier materials sees him travel throughout the globe keeping up with the changing trends within the industry. Warwick holds a master’s degree in business from the University of Queensland.

Mr. Warwick Armstrong, General Manager Business Development & Marketing
Plantic Technologies Limited
Tackling Food Waste through Barrier Packaging with Bioplastics for Fresh Meat Market
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 02:10 PM

Ms. Agnes Wong

Agnes Wong, Segment Manager, Film, SEAP, UPM Raflatac, managing the film label materials portfolio of UPM Raflatac in the South East Asia and Pacific region. Agnes graduated from University of New Brunswick, Canada, with a MBA degree. She has over 16 years of experience in International Business and Business Strategic Management, specialized in Paper, Film and Packaging Industry.

Ms. Agnes Wong, Segment Manager, Films, SEAP
UPM Raflatac
Labelling a Smarter Future with Plant Based PE
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 02:40 PM

Mr. Vincent Yue

Based in Shanghai, Vincent Yue is the technical associate for Eastman Specialty Plastics since 2009, where he handles application development and technical coordination for new product development in Asia Pacific.


Prior to Eastman, Vincent was handling marketing technical service with Solutia, and before that, processing development engineer at GE Plastics.


Mr. Vincent Yue, Technical Associate
Eastman Chemical Company
Marrying High-level Performance with Sustainability for Cellulose-based Thermoplastics
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 10:10 AM

Mr. Johann Tranchell

Johann Tranchell, a Sri Lanka citizen, is a Board Member and the Director for
Sales and Marketing for the Polydime Group, one of the largest producers of
film-based plastics and a pioneer in Biobased Plastics in Sri Lanka. He has 20
years of experience in Sales, marketing, and business management and has
presented at many local and overseas forums on promoting recycled plastics.
Johann holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University
of Wales in the UK.

Mr. Johann Tranchell, Director for Sales and Marketing
Polydime International Pvt Ltd
Future of Sri Lanka Bioplastics Market
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 04:10 PM
Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction
Day 3 [Thu 07, June], at 09:00 AM

Mr. Dennis Tsai

Mr. Dennis Tsai, currently Regional Director of DuPont Biomaterials business in Asia Pacific, also acts as Sorona® Global Apparel segment leader in managing DuPont Sorona® business in global apparel market. Mr. Dennis Tsai joined DuPont in 1987 and has 30 years of experience serving in multiple business across different industries in DuPont, including Chemicals, TiO2, Nylon and Lycra with various roles in sales, marketing, technical and manufacturing in his career. In recent 20 years Mr. Dennis Tsai has continued to work in fiber business by taking several leadership positions in DuPont and Invista, including a CEO role leading a Nylon 6,6 joint venture of DuPont and Far Eastern in Taiwan. Mr. Dennis Tsai holds a BS degree from National Taiwan University, and a Master of Science degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology, both in Chemical Engineering.

Mr. Dennis Tsai, Sorona® Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Biomaterials
DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Derived from Nature, Designed for performance – DuPont’s Innovation in bio-based materials
Day 3 [Thu 07, June], at 09:10 AM

Mr. Satish William Pereira

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/SatishPereira.jpgSatish has been in the Packaging and Polymers Industry for 28 years in the role of R&D, Technology advancement with top multinational Flexible Packaging and Polymers production companies. He has been involved in actively collaborating with industry partners to enable Films and Packaging Development with focus on functionality, safety and sustainability. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Technology and Masters in Business Administration from RMIT.

Since November 2016, Satish has been with PepsiCo serving the AMENA region for Packaging Films and Laminate development. His focus and interest lies in this important area of Films development towards environment friendly packaging. He believes a lot more needs to be done by the industry and more rapidly to ensure a better quality of life and nature especially in the field of Bio-Plastics & Chemicals.

Mr. Satish William Pereira, Senior Manager, Packaging Materials, Standards and Quality
PepsiCo Services Asia Limited
PepsiCo’s Long-term Sustainable Packaging Strategies
Day 3 [Thu 07, June], at 09:40 AM

Mr. Gerald Michael

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/GeraldMichael.jpgGerald Michael; born in Bonn, Germany graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor and Masters in Chemical Engineering. He went on to gain a Masters in General Management from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. In 2014 Gerald started working at BASF and went on to hold a number of positions in the company; including Strategy Implementation Manager for Chemical Intermediates and European Procurement for Phenol and Acetone at the Headquarters in Germany, as well as Marketing Manager for Zachery Specialties in Florham Park, USA. After its founding at the end of 2016 Gerald joined Synvina as the Global Business Manager for FDCA and PEF for the regions North & South America and Europe.


Synvina Company Bio:

Synvina, a Joint Venture of Avantium and BASF, produces and markets FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) and furthermore markets PEF (polyethylenefuranoate). Synvina aims to become market leader for FDCA and PEF and to realize this ambition intends to construct a reference plant at the BASF Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium, with a capacity of up to 50,000 metric tons of FDCA per year.

PEF is a 100% bio-based and recyclable polymer which can be used for a wide variety of packaging applications. This polyester is in many ways similar to PET and fits well with existing PET production, processing and recycling equipment. On the other hand, the material is new, and has significantly improved properties over PET and other packaging materials: compared to conventional PET, PEF can extend product shelf life, also under warm and humid storage conditions, reduce the packaging weight, be recycled in a similar way to PEF and remove additional barrier materials. This opens up new packaging opportunities where plastics are sparsely used today.

Synvina's pilot plant in Geleen, The Netherlands, has been producing FDCA using the YXY® process developed by Avantium since 2011, giving Synvina and its partners ample know-how and experience in effective high quality PEF production as well as its various end-use applications, such as bottles, films and fibers.

Mr. Gerald Michael, Global Business Manager
Synvina CV
Establishing an Innovative PEF Supply Chain
Day 3 [Thu 07, June], at 11:10 AM

Prof. Sangyong Kim

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/SangyongKim.jpgDirector of Renewable Chemical Center, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
Chief Professor of Green Process and System Engineering Major, University of Science and Technology

Sangyong Kim has played an active role of research project leader and planner in the field of energy and environment over 20 years in South Korea. His responsibilities include new project development, research consortium directing, project planning and evaluation. As a PM or PD, Kim has directed Renewable Chemical Center, Industrial Ecology Lab and Industrial Biotechnology Lab to lead the relevant research programs. Dr. Kim has worked for a number of challenging PPP type projects focused in the area of biobased chemical and fuel production such as biobased diacids, furanics, bioplastics and biodiesel. He holds Master’s and PhD degrees in environmental reaction engineering and biochemical engineering from the University of Tulsa and New Mexico State University, respectively.

Prof. Sangyong Kim, Director of Renewable Chemical Center, Green Chemistry and Materials Group
KITECH (Korea Institute of Industrial Technology)
Key Trends & Future Perspectives in the Development of Biobased Chemicals & Bioplastics in South Korea
Day 3 [Thu 07, June], at 11:40 AM

Mr. Keith Lew

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/KeithLew.jpgKeith Lew is working closely with his team to drive polymer production technology business in APAC. In recent years, Keith has been responsible for Marketing and Sales activities for Sulzer PLA technology, especially in China where the market is developing. Another focus area is on plastic foam by extrusion process with physical blowing agent. He has been working for Sulzer Chemtech for 12 years in various sales and application development positions.

Mr. Keith Lew, Head of Sales Polymer, APAC
Sulzer Chemtech Ltd
Upscaling & Enabling PLA Production on an Industrial Scale
Day 2 [Wed 06, June], at 03:40 PM

Prof. Alain Marty

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/AlainMarty.jpgAlain Marty holds a degree in engineering and a Doctorate in Biochemical Engineering from INSA in Toulouse (the French National Institute of Applied Sciences).  He began his career in 1992 as a Senior Lecturer at the INSA in Toulouse.  In 2004, he obtained the Accreditation to Supervise Research (HDR). He became professor in 2007 and conducted research at INSA’s LISBP (Laboratory for the Engineering of Biological Systems and Processes) and at the INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research). His areas of research include biotechnology, bio-catalysis, enzymology, molecular engineering of enzymes, developing intensified enzymatic reactors, and metabolic engineering.  Over the course of his career, he has brought together cutting-edge research with the challenge of implementing it in the industrial sphere through collaborations such as with Syngenta, Avril, La toulousaine de Céréales, Sanofi, Pierre Fabre, Bioland, Mayoly Spindler, Lesaffre, Airbus. He has been involved from the beginning of the THANAPLAST™ project, he was for three years responsible for the INRA scientific actions within the project and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Carbios. Prof. Marty has been the Scientific Chief Officer of Carbios since April 2015
Lisbp : http://www.lisbp.fr/
Carbios : https://carbios.fr/en/

Prof. Alain Marty, Chief Scientific Officer
Carbios S.A.
PLA Biodegradation and PET Recycling Using Enzymes
Day 3 [Thu 07, June], at 10:10 AM

Prof. Ludo Diels

http://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/180617/speakers/LudoDiels.jpgProf. Ludo Diels, Dr. in chemistry & biotechnology, works at the University of Antwerp, and is research manager Sustainable Chemistry for the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) in Mol, Belgium. 
During 15 year he managed the Environment and Process Technology Business Unit and is now responsible for the transition toward sustainable chemistry and clean technology.   He is responsible for the organisation of collaboration with the academic and industrial World and for co-financing projects. He coordinated and is involved in many international research projects. Ludo Diels is strongly involved in the set up of a biobased economy in Flanders. He is also responsible for the collaboration between VITO and India and he is managing the creation of a road map and Strategic Research Agenda for R&D on biomass and biowaste between India and Europe. He is a founding father of the Shared Research Centre on Bio-aromatics (BIORIZON) between the Netherlands and Flanders. He is also founder and Flanders coordinator of the BIG-C trilateral alliance between Flanders, the Netherlands and NordRhein Westfalia (Germany), focusing on a border denying collaboration for the chemical industry with focus on waste gases and biomass as renewable resources. He is case leader for bio-aromatics in the Vanguard Initiative, pilot Bio-economy, leading to smart specialisation of interregional collaboration.
Process intensification and the partial replacement of fossil based resources by biomass-based and renewable resource form the basis for the Sustainable Chemistry Development.  The integration of waste (including also waste gases as CO2 and H2) and wastewater management and technologies are key in the development of a sustainable World. In this way he also was on the basis of the ANDICOS™ concept, a combined waste and wastewater treatment system leading to reduced energy consumption in water treatment and production.
He is the chairman of the working group FEED in the Energy and Resources PPP-SPIRE  between 8 industrial sectors and the European Commission) and member of the SPIRE-BBI working group. 

Prof. Ludo Diels, Scientific Manager Sustainable Chemistry
University of Antwerp
Making Bio-Aromatics a Commercial Reality & its Market Potential
Day 1 [Tue 05, June], at 11:45 AM