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10/16/2019 - 10/16/2019 | Chennai

BioFuture Workshop in India

The transition of our society from a fossil-based economy to a bio-based economy is a challenging task, which makes an international cooperation necessary. Only on an international level, bioeconomy strategies can be successful in the long term. One building block for a promising bioeconomy is the development of innovative and novel bioplastics and biocomposites.

The transition of our society from a fossil-based economy to a bio-based economy is a challenging task, which makes an international cooperation necessary. Only on an international level, bioeconomy strategies can be successful in the long term. One building block for a promising bioeconomy is the development of innovative and novel bioplastics and biocomposites. To reduce the dependence on fossil resources and to promote sustainable production of plastics and composites from renewable resources, the Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (IfBB), University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hannover, Germany in collaboration with the Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, India is organizing a workshop on ‘Bio-based and Circular Economy for a sustainable future’, which will involve technical presentations on different aspects of plastics and composites from renewable resources and a ‘Industry-University interactive session’ on how to mitigate the effect of plastic pollution and look for solutions for a sustainable future. This workshop will serve as a platform for the bioeconomy industry, universities and research institutions to exchange information and identify the problems and research areas, which will then result in a potential collaboration for implementing these ideas as part of joint application under Horizon 2020, which is the biggest Research and Innovation programme in the European Union. The goal of this workshop is to develop a long-term network and knowledge transfer between the industries and institutions from India with Germany in the field of bioplastics and biocomposites.

You are cordially invited to attend any of the following events

09.10.2019 in Selangor, Malaysia (University of Nottingham, Malaysia)
16.10.2019 in Chennai, India (Veltech University)

Agenda
Presentations along the life cycle of bioplastics and biocomposites from experts of the research and industry sector.

Definition, types, market information, future developments, product applications and standards
Processing of bioplastics and biocomposites
End-of-Life options and land/sea based degradation
Sustainability assessment and land/water use

Interactive session will cover topics such as

Usage of plastics from the producers and consumers point of view
Recycling and its challenges
Usage of alternative products
Policy changes and circular economy
Steps to avoid plastic pollution

Evening networking

Information on participating / attending:
Participation is free. Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail. The number of participants is limited.
For registration: https://biofuture.ifbb-hannover.de/en/event/biofuture-workshop-india.html

Date:

10/16/2019 - 10/16/2019

Event venue:

Veltech University
Chennai
India

Target group:

Business and commerce, Scientists and scholars

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Environment / ecology, Materials sciences, Mechanical engineering

Types of events:

Seminar / workshop / discussion

Entry:

09/13/2019

Sender/author:

Dr. Lisa Mundzeck

Department:

IfBB - Institut für Biokunststoffe und Bioverbundwerkstoffe

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event64646


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