THE PREMIER CONFERENCE ON BIOPOLYMERS AND BIOBASED CHEMICALS © 2012 Biopolymer World Congress |  All Rights Reserved phone: +1 (858) 592.6951  |   fax: +1 (858) 592.0045  | Thank you to all our presenters.      CALL FOR PAPERS. We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for Biopolymer World Congress 2012.  We invite papers that feature topics across the value chain of the biobased chemicals and biopolymers. As example, topics can range from: advances in the chemical/biotech-based science in research design and development of materials with defined properties  technical development and implementation of biopolymer processes current and emerging innovation and collaboration initiatives business development strategies – technology landscaping, licensing opportunities, intellectual property challenges potential market opportunities in a diversity of industrial applications – challenges/barriers to market introduction and potential solutions government policies/regulations and public perceptions – opportunities to influence policy formulation and challenges/solutions in the implementation/compliance of policies and regulations; managing public perceptions of biopolymers design and implementation of end-of-life solutions Examples of specific, high-interest topics could include: Testing/certification/standard challenges on a global scale City success stories using bioplastics Country specific legislative and market conditions affecting the industry New products on the market (fashion, furniture, diapers, shoes, automobiles) How do composting plants handle processing the new products on the market? Can they? Positive and negative aspects of the agricultural impact from biopolymer manufacturing The use of biopolymers in farming e.g. biodegradable mulches, etc. Research on biopolymers from organic waste streams The effects of GMOs on biopolymers Confusion in labeling - how to set a standard definition of (compostable, recyclable, biodegradable) What is the next generation of feedstocks (e.g. grasses)? How do we get there? What are the sustainability issues with our current feedstocks? The marine biodegradability of plastics and the effects plastics have on the ocean and the environment Nanocellulose, bacterial cellulose or nanofibrillated cellulose current findings Topics should support the Biopolymer World Congress focus on the future directions, the challenges that face this industry, and identifying the drivers for success. Unnecessarily speculative or theoretical papers are not encouraged. Deadline for receipt of proposed papers – 02 December 2011* *Papers may be considered after this date, depending on speaking space availability  HOW TO SUBMIT. Submit an outline of your paper for consideration to before 02 December 2011. A limited amount of  presentation space may be available after 02 December 2011. Anyone still wishing to submit a paper for consideration after that date  should contact the Biopolymer World Organisers. The outline of your paper should include the information shown below: •Your name and contact details •A brief biography (2 or 3 paragraphs) •Your proposed presentation title •An initial abstract (80 - 120 words) If you think you may be interested in speaking but require management approval beforehand, please let us know so that we can begin to  consider your general proposal in the meantime (submission of just a few descriptive sentences will be sufficient in the interim).   We are also interested in hearing suggestions for specific high-interest topics and/or suggestions for good speakers on such topics. If you  would like to make a recommendation for a speaker on a particular topic, please contact the Biopolymer World Organisers with your  suggestions.   The organisers reserve the right to accept abstracts at their discretion in order to assemble the best possible program. Please be advised  that your abstract submission may be published on the Internet or elsewhere shortly after receipt or at any time thereafter. Therefore, do  not include confidential or business-sensitive information in your abstract.   THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING.