Date & Location

Tuesday 16 June 2015 from 14:00 -18:00

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Rodenhuizekaai 1, B-9042 Gent (Desteldonk), Belgium

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5 Years Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant - program

Celebration Program

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13:00 Start Registration
14:00 – 14:05 Welcome
Christophe Peeters, Deputy Mayor for Finances, Festivities, the Self-Employed and Innovation, City of Ghent
14:05 – 14:20 Bioeconomy – Perspective of a specialty chemicals company
Henrike Gebhardt, Senior Project Manager, Bioeconomy Corporate Innovation Strategy and Management, Evonik
14:20 – 14:35 The new Biobased Industries Initiative: a PPP to bridge the gap between lab and market
Dirk Carrez, Executive Director of the Bio-based Industries Consortium
14:35 – 14:50 The role of industrial pilot lines in the European Strategy for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)
Kirsi Ekroth-Manssila, Head of Unit, Key Enabling Technologies, Digital Manufacturing and Interoperability DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
14:50 – 15:00 The biobased economy in East-Flanders
Geert Versnick, Deputy for the Province of East-Flanders
15:00 – 15:15 Industrial biotechnology and the steel industry: Syngas fermentation
  Carl De Maré, Vice-President ArcelorMittal Group – CTO – Head of Emerging Technology Development, ArcelorMittal
15:15 – 15:30 The UK’s approach to industrial biotechnology
Merlin Goldman, Lead Technologist, Innovate UK
15:30 – 15:45 Creative perspectives for the biobased economy
Armand Schreurs, Puppeteer
15:45 – 16:00 Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant: Driving the biobased economy in Europe
Wim Soetaert, CEO of Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
16:00 – 16:10 The Flemish innovation cluster policy
Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sports
16:10 – 16:30 Inauguration Ceremony 15.000 Liter Bioreactors
16:30 – 18:30 Networking Reception and Guided Tour of Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant