Biomaterials: a way to decarbonize mobility

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Arkema, Centre de recherche de Serquigny (CERDATO) Route de Rislan, 27470, Serquigny

NextMove's Materials, Comfort and Environment expert committee, in partnership with Bioeconomy for Change and Polymeris, invites you to this conference dedicated to biomaterials for mobility.

The automotive industry has embarked on its transformation towards decarbonization, and there's still a long way to go. But the good news for researchers and engineers is that there are plenty of exciting subjects to get to grips with. Clearly, materials are one of them.

Indeed, until now, the weight of the use phase was predominant in the life cycle analysis of a vehicle, compared to the manufacturing or end-of-life phases. But the massive electrification of vehicles, and the technologies employed, are shifting the focus of impact to the manufacturing phase. It is therefore absolutely essential to work on the environmental impact of the materials used in vehicles, and it seems to us that biomaterials can provide very interesting solutions from this point of view.

That's why NextMove's Materials, Comfort and Environments expert committee, in partnership with the Bioeconomy for Change competitiveness cluster (formerly IAR) and Polymeris, has organized this conference dedicated to biomaterials for mobility.

We'll give you a comprehensive overview of the subject, including background information, agricultural issues, processing and characterization methods, a few examples of applications and, last but not least, end-of-life reprocessing.

On-site visit

A tour of Arkema's Cerdato will be offered at the end of the day.Wear closed shoes and covering clothing


  • 9:30 a.m.: Welcome coffee
  • 10:00 a.m: Automotive and Polymers: Towards carbon neutrality from sourcing to recycling. Gérard LIRAUT, Expert Leader "Polymers and transformation processes, Substances and cabin air quality", Renault
  • 10:30 a.m.: Natural fibers, current and future solutions for lightening vehicles and reducing environmental impact. Karim Behlouli, Managing Director, Eco-Technilin
  • 11:00 a.m.: Overview of European projects on bio-based materials. Jean Bausset, Innovation Manager Bio based materials, Bioeconomy for change
  • 11:30 a.m.: From castor beans to tomorrow's cars: Arkema's polyamides, Charlotte Herdt, Global Sustainability Program Manager Polyamides, Arkema
  • 12:00 pm: Participant pitches: 1 slide & 3 min to present an original skill or project idea
  • 12.20pm: Lunch
  • 2:00 pm: Polymeris: VIABLE European project: Progressive replacement of BPA by the use of lignin in the formulation of epoxy resin for composite applications by Nicolas Longhitano, Innovation Officer, Polymeris
  • 2.15pm: Decore Project: Decarbonizing the interior of tomorrow's vehicle, Marthin Frétigné, Circular Economy Project Manager - DECORE, Forvia
  • 2.30 pm: Authentic Material Validations for Innovative Automotive Interiors, Régis DUPLESSY, Project Support & Innovation Director, Eurostyle
  • 2:45 pm: FilMi Project: Structuring a Miscanthus value chain in the Seine Valley, Bernard Courtin, Biomis G3, Guillaume Alès, Addiplast
  • 3:00 pm: Arkema's Cerdato presentation
  • 3:15 pm: Departure for tours of the 3 clusters (approx. 1h30)
    • The Synthesis Division develops new products from the laboratory to the pilot plant.
    • The Materials Division analyzes polymers and evaluates their properties in terms of mechanical resistance and durability.
    • The Processing Division optimizes polymer performance by compounding and testing their suitability for transformation into molded or extruded objects or coatings, either in real life or with the help of digital simulation.

To take part in the pitch

Time will be set aside for you to present your skills or project ideas before the lunch break.

Modalities → 1 slide / 3 mi

I would like to participate




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