Bio2AN - Travelling Conference

Veranstaltungsort: Rotorua (New Zealand), Brisbane and Geelong (Australia)

Bioplastics and Biocomposites
Innovative Building Blocks of the Emerging Bioeconomy

February 2019 – three conferences at three different locations

The development 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 are innovative and novel bioplastics and biocomposites. For this reason, the German Ministry for Education and Research supports a travelling conference with focus on bioplastics and biocomposites. Goal is the exchange of knowledge and the development of a long-term network of partners from Australia, Germany and New Zealand. The initial impulse for this will be given by the "travelling conferences".

You are cordially invited to participate in one of the events. Each event will cover the following main aspects:


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 sessions related to industry, research and policy will cover topics such as

  • Journey to bioplastic and biocomposites in market applications
  • Processing of bioplastics and biocomposites – gaps and next steps
  • Bioeconomy – policy perspectives from Germany/Europe and Australia/New Zealand

Evening networking



Participation is free. Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail. The number of participants is limited. All three events will have the same program.

UPDATE: The number of participants for the event in Rotorua has been reached and therefore the registration for Rotorua has been closed.


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Project partners

IfBB (Germany)

Scion (New Zealand)

University of Southern Queensland (Australia)

Deakin University (Australia)

La Trobe University (Australia)