5 Years Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

16th June 2015 | Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Gent

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP - IBB network member) invites you to the Celebration of 5 years BBEPP and the Inauguration of their 15.000 Liter Bioreactors. This event will be held on Tuesday 16 June 2015 from 14:00-18:00 at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant.

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is a pilot plant for biobased products and processes. The construction of the plant started in 2008 and by the end of 2010, the first projects were running. In those five years Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant became a European frontrunner with regard to the development of the biobased economy in Europe. Click here for more information on Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant.


In the presence of: Mr. Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sports

13:30 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, Evonik
14:20 – 14:35 Industrial biotechnology and the steel industry: Syngas fermentation
Carl De Maré, Vice-President Innovation, Arcelor-Mittal
14:35 – 14:50 The role of pilot plants for European Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)
Michel Catinat, Head of Unit, Key Enabling Technologies and ICT, DG Enterprise and Industry, 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 The new Biobased Industries Initiative: a PPP to bridge the gap between lab and market
Dirk Carrez
, Executive Director of the Biobased Industries Consortium
15:15 – 15:30 The UK policy on 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 the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

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Source: BBEPP



Katrien Molders
Communication manager
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Gent, Belgium
Tel.: +32 9 335 70 01
Mobil: +32 486 951 109