Increased scrutiny on sustainability has ushered demand for bio-based materials and chemicals across all industries spanning from chemical, consumer product, packaging, cosmetic/personal care, pharmaceutical, and automotive. Emerging technologies in the bio-based space offer novel ways to unlock value from waste resources to create cost-competitive products with increased functional properties. However, the bio-based industry must constantly realign to volatile crude oil prices, shifting consumer demand, and changing policies. Business opportunities are abundant in bio-based, but to capitalize in a quickly evolving landscape, companies must:
 
  • Identify winning technologies in a rapidly evolving technology landscape
  • Track global and regional trends in technologies, investments, products, and capacity
  • Understand nuances in economics, performance, and supply chain
  • Navigate through a fragmented and changing regulatory landscape

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SAMPLE BIO-BASED MATERIALS AND CHEMICALS TOPICS
  • Algae
  • Biomass to sugars
  • Bio-oils
  • Catalysis
  • Enzymatic and acid hydrolysis
  • Fermentation
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Lignocellulosic biomass
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Polymers and bioplastics
  • Synthetic biology
  • Thermochemical processing
  • Waste gas (CO2, CH4, CO)
  • Advanced materials
  • Automotive
  • Coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers (CASE)
  • Consumer packaged goods (CPG)
  • Cosmetics and personal care
  • Flavors and fragrances
  • Food ingredients
  • Intermediate chemicals
  • Lubricants
  • Packaging
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Textiles

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