Renewable Materials Conference 2023

23 – 25 May 2023
Siegburg nearby Cologne/Bonn, Germany, Hybrid Event

The unique concept of presenting all renewable material solutions at one event hits the mark: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled are the only alternatives to fossil-based chemicals and materials.


nova-Institut GmbH

Content Description

Consequences of climate change and fossil resource dependency have become critically evident this year.

The world is urgently searching for chemicals and materials based on renewable carbon sources – to replace fossil carbon from the ground. Ready-to-use fossil-free sustainable material solutions with a low carbon footprint are in fast-growing demand. Innovative brand owners are keeping an eye out for such solutions, in particular those that will soon reach the mainstream.

Numerous market highlights from bio- and CO2-based chemicals and materials, as well as from chemical recycling will be presented: All material solutions based on renewable carbon. Together, there is sufficient potential to completely replace petrochemicals by 2050. To tackle climate change at its roots, all additional fossil carbon from the ground must be substituted with renewable alternatives. Over the course of three days, participants will get a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in the renewable material sector, with a focus on industry-ready solutions from a wide spectrum of sustainable raw materials and technologies.

The Renewable Materials conference 2023 will bring together leading producers, brands, experts and other stakeholders, like policy-makers, to share recent updates, highlights and to discuss the future of materials in our world. In its first two iterations, the conference had over 400 participants in each of the previous years.

In 2023, 500 participants and 30 premium exhibitors are expected at a new, larger location in Siegburg, close to Cologne (Germany). Siegburg is centrally located in western Germany, just a few hours away from France, Belgium and the Netherlands and is easy to reach for international participants. With a large car park nearby and good connections to the Frankfurt, Cologne and Düsseldorf airports via the German highspeed railway system.

Over three days, many innovative renewable materials options – based on biomass, CO2 and recycling – will be presented in over 60 presentations by prominent companies and discussed in 14 panel discussions. There will be plenty of opportunities for networking, getting to know each other and exchanging ideas both during the day and in the evening events (Dinner buffet, German pub / beer garden). The new location and exhibition offer excellent opportunities to make new business contacts and refresh old ones. Above all, the conference will provide fertile ground for cooperation along the value chain to accelerate developments and market launches.

Topics of the conference:

23. May 2023

  • Bio- and CO2-based Refineries
  • Chemical Industry, New Refinery Concepts & Chemical Recycling

24. May 2023

  • Renewable Chemicals and Building-Blocks
  • Renewable Polymers and Plastics – Technology and Markets
  • Innovation Award „Renewable Material of the Year 2023″
  • Fine Chemicals (Parallel Session)

25. May 2023

  • Latest nova Research
  • The Policy & Brands View on Renewable Materials
  • Biodegradation
  • Renewable Plastics and Composites

Call for Posters

If you want to present a poster at the conference please fill in the form and upload your poster by 6 April 2023.

More information about the Call