Last November 7, the Brightlands Science Lecture was given by Prof. Dr. Michael Meier, entitled “Sustainable approaches to monomers and polymers from renewable resources”. He said that we’re on track to really establish a bio-based economy.
Prof. Dr. Michael Meier is full professor for Applied Chemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany and head of the Institute of Organic Chemistry. In his lecture before an audience of scientists and students from the campus, he gave an overview of the status of scientific research into bio-based materials, for instance regarding the potential of lignin.
His concluding remark: “We are on a very good track to really establish a bio-based economy. Of course, it will take time and we must compete with the fossil resources, especially in terms of price – not so much in terms of performance. But as also the bio-based economy is growing very steadily – especially the polymer sector is growing very constantly in that area – I think, within ten to twenty years, we’ll see much more bio-based polymers on the market.”
Brightlands Science Lectures
The Brightlands Science Lectures is a platform for talented, entrepreneurial, academic and industrial scientists in the field of materials.
Young talented scientists start the session by presenting a 15-minutes Kickstarter Lecture. That lecture was given by Dr. Dario Romano, Faculty of humanities and sciences at Maastricht University. His topic was: ‘Towards high performance bio based materials’.
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