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The 3rd International Conference on Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers (BIOPOL-2011) is held 29-31 August 2011, at ECPM, University of Strasbourg, France.

The conference has the aim to provide a forum for scientists from both academic and industrial laboratories (researchers, students and engineers from all over the world) to exchange up-to-date ideas on current research and new applications of biodegradable polymers and biobased materials.

The conference program will feature review lectures by expert speakers from throughout the world.
Invited speakers are:

  • Pr. G. Decher (France)
  • Pr. Ph. Dubois (Belgium)
  • Pr. J. Kenny (Italy/Spain)
  • Pr. R.A. Gross (USA)
  • Pr. R. Gilbert (Australia)
  • Pr. D. Plackett (Denmark)
  • Pr. R. Narayan (USA)
  • Pr. S. Narine (Canada)

We have stopped the registration because we are full, with more than 300 full registrations (2 months before the beginning of the conference). We have a waiting list and have had some cancellations.



Bioplastics from Natural Polymers, directly extracted from the biomass:

  • Polysaccharides (starch, chitin, chitosan, hemicelluloses, cellulose…), proteins (gluten, casein, zein…), lignins…
  • Bacterial polymers (PHAs…)

Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Bioplastics, indirectly produced from biomass:

  • Poly(lactic acid) (PLA)
  • Materials based on glycerides (from vegetable oil, algae…)
  • Materials based on polyols extracted from biomass

Bioproduction, Biotech & Biodegradability:

  • Biocatalysis and Biotechnological Production
  • Enzymatic production and modification
  • Biodegradation, Eco-toxicity…

Multiphase systems:

  • Bio-based blends
  • Biocomposites (ligno-cellulose fibers…)
  • Nano-biocomposites (clays, silica, whisker, CNT)

Industrials Applications of Bioplastics:

  • Biodegradable packaging
  • Biobased buildings materials
  • Materials for health-care…

A special session should be devoted to Biopolymers for Biomedical applications.


A special issue of Polymer Degradation and Stability (Edited by Elsevier) with selected papers from BIOPOL 2011 will be prepared. If you are interested to submit a full article, please send a short Email to the main guest Editor (Pr. Luc Avérous), before or during the conference.

Conference Background

1st and 2nd BIOPOL were organized in Alicante (Spain) in October 2007 and 2009. It was an immediate success, with more than 150 researchers from around the world presenting their latest results on this field. The success of the previous editions aimed to go on with this 3rd edition.

Our challenge would be to improve the already excellent scientific program of the previous editions as well as to promote contacts between participants in a relaxed and pleasant environment in one of the first European Universities, in an historic city located in the heart of West Europe. The audience of BIOPOL 2011 will be limited to 300 participants.


Pr. Luc Avérous (Chairman of BIOPOL 2011)