Session 3.2.3

Synthesis of biobased polymers


Biopolymers & bio-sourced Polymers, lignin, biodegradable polymers, polylactides, biobased polyamides; succinate polymers; polyterpenes; modified lactide, poly(hydroxylalkanoates) (PHAs); bio-poly(ethylene terephthalate) (bio-PET); poly(ethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate) (PEF), etc...



  • KN: Henri CRAMAIL (ENSCBP, U-Bordeaux, FR)

  • IL1: Luigi CAPUZZI (Novamont, Novara, IT)

  • IL2: Tadahisa IWATA (Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, JP)


This session concerns the development of new bio-based polymers from renewable resources (vegetable oils, terpenes, lignocellulosic derivatives, …) through green pathways (catalysis and processes), which includes: Naturally derived biomass polymers: direct use of biomass as starting polymeric material, either in the native form or chemically upgraded, including cellulose, cellulose acetate, starches, chitin, modified starch, etc… Bio-engineered polymers: bio-synthesized by using microorganisms and plants such as poly(hydroxy alkanoates (PHAs), poly(glutamic acid), etc… Synthetic polymers such as polylactide (PLA), poly(butylene succinate) (PBS), bio-polyolefins, bio-poly(ethylene terephtalic acid) (bio-PET) or poly(ethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate)(PEF).