Gastvortrag von Dr. Florian Graichen


Dr. Florian Graichen, wissenschaftlicher Leiter des neuseeländischen Forschungsinstitutes SCION in Rotorua hält einen englischsprachigen Vortrag zum Thema



advanced biobased products - combining sustainability with performance

Wann:    Montag, 28.05.2018; 12:45 Uhr – 13:45 Uhr
Wo:    Foyer der TMV-Halle; Otto-Emil Fritzsche-Bau, Lampadiusstraße 7, 09599 Freiberg


An overview of the presentation:

Scion’s biomaterials and bioproducts research focuses on supporting New Zealand’s manufacturers and brand owners with innovative technologies that utilise sustainably-derived, biobased resources.
I will give a global perspective of the emerging bioeconomy and specifically trends for biobased products. This will lead into success stories from Scion’s research and product development.
All these products need proven green credentials, freedom from harmful chemicals and have to be cost-effective. By building on features designed by nature, we aim to develop products that deliver performance additions beyond the sustainability and renewability claims; products that will meet the demands of the global market place.

About the speaker:

Dr. Florian GraichenSince March 2015 Dr. Florian Graichen is Science Leader at Scion (the New Zealand Forest Research Institute) – specifically in the area of Biobased Polymers and Chemicals.  He is responsible for bringing Scion’s Biopolymer and Chemicals disciplines together. Before joining Scion, Dr. Graichen worked as commercial manager for the chemistry unit of VITO (Flemish independent research and technology organisation) and as senior scientist and commercial manager for various manufacturing units within CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation – Australia).