Nordic Bioplastic Conference 2022

Discover the newest innovations in biobased and biodegradable plastics at the Nordic Bioplastic Conference 2022 on April 26th in Copenhagen. The event provides a comprehensive program and a chance to discover the possibilities within this diverse group of materials. Online participation is now available. Register today.


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Sustainable development is one of today’s most important agendas. When selecting materials for products and how to recycle or dispose of these, sustainability counters in as a key factor.

As we strive to become more sustainable, biobased plastic, which is plastic materials made from renewable sources, is a topic to consider. Likewise, biodegradable plastic, which is plastic that degrades into naturally compatible substances, might be a way to reduce pollution from plastic that cannot be collected for recycling.

The Nordic Bioplastic Conference 2022 will bring together experts from the entire bioplastics value chain to update the industry on developments within the field. The event offers both industry cases, a market- and application overview as well as input from policymakers, consultants, and other experts.

In continuation of our last, sold-out Bioplastic Conference held in 2020, this year’s Bioplastic Conference features a diverse range of both national and international speakers including feedstock and raw material suppliers, plastic converters, brand owners, authorities, and organizations.

What is bioplastic?

Bioplastic is a term used to describe a broad range of plastic materials that are either biodegradable, derived from renewable resources, or both. This often leads to a bit of confusion regarding bioplastic materials and their properties.

  • Biobased and biodegradable plastics: These are plastics made by using renewable resources, such as biomass (corn, wheat, potatoes, etc.), and will biodegrade under certain conditions. These materials are often used for disposable items, such as packaging, drinking bottles, single-use food containers, and cutlery.
  • Bio-based and non-biodegradable bioplastics: These materials are made using renewable resources as well, however, they are designed to be more durable and have a longer life span. These materials are often used to replace metal components in e.g. vehicles and have the advantage of reducing vehicle weight, which increases fuel efficiency.

The program

Time Topic Presentation by
08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast and registration
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome and introduction Rasmus Grusgaard, Plastindustrien
09:40 – 10:00 Bioplastics market data update 2022 – 2026 Hasso Von Pogrell, European Bioplastics
10:00 – 10:20 BioSinn – Products for which biodegradation makes sense Michael Carus, Nova Institute
10:20 – 10:40 Trends in bioplastics supply Gunilla Laakso, Walki
10:40 – 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 – 11:30 Certified compostable packaging enables a circular economy Afsaneh Nabifar, BASF
11:30 – 11:50 A review of JRC’s report: “LCA of alternative feedstocks for plastics production” Erwin Vink, Natureworks
11:50 – 12:10 Sulapac – entering the market with new sustainable material Mari Saario, Sulapac
12:10 – 12:20 Introduction to lunch sessions Lunch & table-top exhibitions
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch
13:20 – 13:40 Bioplastic opportunities within the food industry Ellna Hallgård, Orkla
13:40 – 14:00 Sprayable cucumber packaging Gustav Nyström, Empa
14:00 – 14:20 How UBQ materials are transforming landfill waste into a new resource for manufacturers Sophie Tuviahu, UBQ
14:20 – 14:40 Coffee Break
14:40 – 15:00 Mass Balance principles Klas Briland, BASF
15:00 – 15:15 Circular economy of plastics and bioplastics in Denmark Lea Wermelin, The minister of Environment
15:20 – 15:40 Sweden’s way towards sustainable plastic use Åsa Stenmarck, Naturvårdsverket
15:40 – 16:00 H&M Group innovation ECO-system – The future need of biosynthetics in the textile industry Martin Ekenbark, H&M
16:00 – 16:10 Closing remarks
16:10 – 17:00 Networking drinks


Tickets for the event are sold at discounted rates for students and members of Nordisk Bioplastforening, IDA Polymer, DI and Plastindustrien. Contact the organizer for media access.

NEW option – participate online: Online participation is now available at the same price. The registration deadline for online participation is the day of the conference. After the event, the recorded presentations will become available for those who attended.

Order your tickets here

The venue

The event is held in Industriens Hus in downtown Copenhagen. The Ticket includes breakfast, lunch, coffee, and networking drinks.


Planning committee

Nordisk Bioplastforening Pia Dahlin

Hans Friedsam
IDA Polymer Daniela Bach
Teknologisk Institut Natanya Majbritt Louise Hansen
Plastindustrien i Danmark Rasmus Grusgaard

Why attend the conference?

  • Attend if you want the latest updates on one of the important materials of the future.
  • Attend to learn from industry cases on applications of biobased and biodegradable plastic materials
  • Attend to network with professionals from the biobased economy and share your knowledge.

Terms and conditions:

The conference is accessible by acquiring a ticket above. Any delegate wishing to cancel their booking must notify in writing. Cancellation charges will apply as follows: Up to 3 weeks before the event starts: 50% of the delegate fee. Less than 1 week before the event start: 100% of the delegate fee. Non-arrivals are liable for 100% of the delegate fee. In the unlikely event of the program being canceled by the organizer, a full refund will be made.

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Contact the organizer

All inquiries regarding the conference can be made to:


26. april 2022
26. april 2022


Industriens Hus
H. C. Andersens Blvd. 18


200,- / 1.250,- / 1.600,-
25. april 2022
Antal pladser


Rasmus Grusgaard

Tlf.: +45 2689 3028
Rasmus Grusgaard