Unlocking the Potential of Next Generation, World Changing Biomaterials
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Unlocking the Potential of Next Generation, World Changing Biomaterials

Unlocking the Potential of Next Generation, World Changing Biomaterials

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WWF South Africa

23 Melle Street

Braamfontein

Johannesburg, South Africa

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After the successful landing of the first biofuelled flights in South Africa - South African Airways and Mango flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town powered by biofuels made from high-energy Solaris tobacco grown in Limpopo - the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and WWF-SA invite you to learn more about our plans to scale biofuels and biomaterials in the region, help us identify challenges, and ultimately discuss the possibilities we can unlock through collaboration.

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13h00 – 13h15: Registrations
13h15 – 13h30: Welcome and setting the context, by facilitator Melissa Baird, Communications’ Strategist and Editor of the Green Economy Journal
13h30 – 13h45: Keynote Speech, by Ian Cruickshank, Group Environmental Affairs Specialist (South African Airways)
13h45 – 14h30: Biofuels & Biomaterials 101, by Prof. Johann Görgens, Process Engineer (University of Stellenbosch) and James Reeler, Land and Climate Technical Lead (WWF-SA)
14h30 – 14h45: RSB Sustainable Solutions, by Arianna Baldo, Southern Africa Regional Representative (RSB)
14h45 – 15h00: Coffee Break
15h00 – 15h45: RSB impact: practical examples from the Solaris project, by Elena Schmidt, Standards Director (RSB) and Eng. Samantha Hampton, Solaris Project Manager, (Sunchem)
15h45 – 16h30: Fish bowl session: unlocking opportunities, plenary discussion and next steps
16h30 – 17h30: Networking cocktail (optional)

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