Foto: BASF/Sveriges Riksdag/Fossilfritt Sverige

Seminar: What is needed to develop a bio-based chemical and material industry in Sweden?

For the third year in a row, the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the global chemistry distributor BASF invite politicians and business representatives to a seminar to discuss how we can accelerate the development of renewable resources for the chemical and material industry.

Sweden strives to become the world's first fossil-free welfare nation and is challenging other countries to take action themselves. This autumn, the Swedish government will present its climate road map detailing how politics will contribute to achieve Sweden's climate goals. In this context, Sweden's opportunities to develop an economy that is even more bio-based are looking bright.

In order to succeed with the transition from a fossile-based economy to one based on green resources, the entire industrial value chain must cooperate and new solutions need to be found and implemented. The supply as well as the demand of renewable raw materials are important challenges closely linked to the political framework. Long-term regulations must be created in order to facilitate the adjustments necessary for a successful transition. What is preventing the demand for bio-based resources and renewable materials from increasing? What measures must be taken to overcome existing obstacles and seize opportunities? And what challenges does large-scale biomass production face?

Keynote speaker at the event is Andreas Bode, Program Leader Carbon Management R&D at BASF SE. He holds a PhD from the Institutet for thermodynamics at the University of Hanover.



Participants of the panel discussion:
The Members of Parliament Maria Gardfjell (MP), 1st Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Agriculture, Marlene Burwick (S), Member of the Committee on Environment and Agriculture, Betty Malmberg (M), Member of the Committee on Environment and Agriculture, Magnus Ek (C), Deputy of the Committee on Environment and Agriculture, and Svante Axelsson, National Coordinator of Fossil Free Sweden. The discussion is moderated by Thomas Malmer.

Please join us for this important and interesting seminar which will be rounded off with a buffet and get-together.

Programme (in English)

16:30 Registration and snacks
17:00 Seminar
18:40 Buffet and get-together

Rounding off of the evening

The event is free of charge and is aimed at business decision makers and politicians. Members of the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and invited guests are given preference and the number of seats is limited. 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), launched by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in January 2017. Read more about the Forum here.



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