Foto: BASF

Foto: Sveriges Riksdag, Sekab, Krutmeijer, BASF, Skogsindustrierna, Fossilfritt Sverige

Seminar: Renewable Chemistry from Nordic Forests - How do we speed it up?

Welcome to this seminar that focuses on the transformation into more renewable and fossil-free materials within the chemical and manufacturing industries and how we can accelerate the development. Where do we stand today? What is required of the different industries and politicians to achieve the environmental goals? And what does the new Swedish government want?

Sweden is aiming to be one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations. Renewable or “green” raw materials refer to biomass from a variety of sources i.e. plants and microorganisms that is used industrially. The use of renewable raw materials especially in the Nordic countries, with an abundance of forests, has received a lot of attention. The grocery retailers, for example, have agreed to only use fossil free or renewable plastics packaging in their stores by 2030.

The German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce together with BASF invites you to an exciting afternoon, where you will receive insights into how the chemical industry already today contributes to the transformation to a low-carbon future by enabling numerous sustainable solutions for example by using renewable raw materials or new products at all stages of the value chain. During the seminar we would like to discuss with you how chemistry-driven innovations can enable customers from nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of a sustainable society. New biomass balanced materials that reduce CO2 emissions will be shown by Klättermusen (clothes), SIG Combibloc (packaging) and BASF Coatings Refinish (coatings).

We are happy to present the speakers Cordula Mock-Knoblauch, Director Renewables & Sustainability in the global New Business Development unit of the Intermediates division of BASF SE, Svante Axelsson, National Coordinator of Fossil Free Sweden, Tomas Nilsson, CEO Sekab, Magnus Berg, Director Public Affairs at the Swedish Forest Industries Federation and Member of Parliament Kristina Yngwe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Agriculture. Moderator is Eva Krutmeijer, Board Member of the Foundation "Forskning & Framsteg".

For whom:
This seminar addresses you as business decision maker, member of the government, politician, opinion maker and media representative who want to help drive innovations for a sustainable future.


16:30 Registration and Drinks
17:00 Seminar and Discussion (in English)
18:30 Buffet and Get-together

Rounding off of the Evening

Registration and Cost:
The event is free of charge for members of the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and invited guests. For no-show you will be charged 500 SEK plus VAT.

This is a seminar within the German Swedish Tech Forum - the German-Swedish innovation platform initiated and run by the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (AHK Schweden) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and launched by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in January 2017. Read more about the Forum here.


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