25 Nov 2022

Bio-based. Biodegradable. Biopolymers. Towards a more sustainable industry

Sergio from CETEC presented the project A2C in the 8th International Conference on Bio-based and Biodegradable Polymers at the University of Alicante, 14-16 November

Bio- based and biodegradable materials and their production have become increasingly common. They are a way to mitigate the impact of the human activities on our environment. In fact, the issue of plastic production, use and recycle is one of the main concernings regarding the future of our planet.

To meet the need of more affordable, efficient and sustainable bio-based and biodegradable materials, a biannual series of conferences has been organised. The International Conference on Bio-based and Biodegradable Polymers (BIOPOL-2022) is at its 8th edition and took place in November in Alicante, Spain.

The BIOPOL22 conference offered a space to present updated results on biopolymers and biocomposites. The conference sessions covered issues such as synthesis, polimerisation, characterisation, processing, use, life cycle analysis and post- consumer degradation of bio- based and biodegradable products.

The BIOPOL-2022 conference aimed to bring together all the people working on bio-based and biodegradable products at every level, from basic research to industrial partnerships.

Our partner CETEC presented Agro2Circular research on the production of completely biodegradable thermoplastic polyester products (PHBV) starting from agrifood waste.

At BIOPOL-2022 it was possible to look at the state-of-the-art and beyond of five main areas:

  • natural polymers and valorization of biomass
  • thermoplastic and thermosetting bioplastics
  • bioproduction and biotechnology of bioplastics
  • biodegradation, eco-toxicity, and life cycle assessment
  • multiphase systems, including bio-based blends and biocomposites
  • industrial applications for packaging, building, and healthcare

A selection of the most innovative scientific contribution will be published in the BIOPOL-2022 Special Issue.

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