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Calling All Pioneers of the Bioeconomy!


Five new categories announced for Bio Business Awards as it celebrates its 10th year anniversary

Five new award categories have been added to this year’s Bio Business Awards, designed to reward exciting and new innovations as well as tenacity in leadership within the industry.

As a tribute to 10 years of World Bio Markets being at the forefront of the industry, 10 categories have been specifically designed to represent all aspects of the bio-based economy: Bio-Based Business Person of the Year, Industry Champion 2015, Breakthrough Bio-Based Technology of the Year, Biofuel Collaboration of the Year, Bio-Based Chemical Collaboration of the Year, Bio-Based Product Innovation of the Year, Bio-Based Strategic Financier of the Year, Biojet Fuel Innovation of the Year, Feedstock of the Year and Commercial Scale Plant of the Year.

“The excitement is already building for this year’s Bio Business Awards. They were initially launched to reward the early adopter companies who were pioneering this highly evolving space and creating truly sustainable bio based products from fuels, chemicals and bioplastics.” said Nadim Chaundry, CEO of Green Power Conferences. “Over the years they have gathered in both volume and quality of submission and are now a genuinely, highly anticipated diary date and are recognised by the industry as the industry benchmark! That’s why for the very first time this year, in response to clients, we are taking the Bio Business Awards offsite from the World Bio Markets Congress to the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam for what will I’m sure be an evening to remember.”

This year’s exciting judging panel is made up of many highly regarded individuals including; Andy Shafer, Executive Vice President, Sales & Market Development at Elevance Renewables Sciences, Robert Wedinger, President & CEO of Rennovia, John Plaza, CEO, President & Founder, of Imperium Renewables, Andrew Murfin, General Manager, Advanced Biofuels at Shell, David Lynch, General Manager, Research and Development at Enerkem, Philippe Marchand, Director of Biotechnology at Total, Michael Knauf, CEO of Rivertop Renewables, Tim Davies, Chief Technology Officer at Green Biologics, Peter Conway, Partner at Cocoon Wealth and the final member of the panel is Gabriel Buck, Managing Director – Head of ECA & CAPEX Financing Solutions Group Investment Banking Division at Barclays.

Previous Bio Business Awards winners include: Coca Cola, DSM, P&G, DuPont, Citigroup, KLM, Neste Oil, Sky NRG, Dutch Government and Port of Rotterdam.

With so many projects, products and organisations worthy of these deserving accolades, the nomination deadline has been extended and nominations are now being accepted up until midnight on 6th February 2015 (GMT).

The shortlist of the nominees will be announced on 11th February 2015, with finalists being announced shortly after on 23rd February 2015.

The Bio Business Awards are held at the same time as the World Bio Markets conference and exhibition, which this year will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. The event continues to attract all the key market players from around the world and is an opportunity to get up to speed with all the latest industry news and innovation all in one place.

The Bio Business Awards black-tie, 5-star gala dinner will be an evening to be remembered, and will take place on 2nd March 2015 at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam and hosted by Canadian turned European comedian Sean Collins. The ceremony will take place following a networking reception sponsored by Airbus, which will take guests by boat from the Okura hotel to the National Maritime Museum.