The Biopolymer Company, MHG, is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Officer, Paul Pereira, will be speaking at the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials 2015 General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the third RSB General Assembly meeting. It is being hosted from June 2 to 3, 2015.
“The RSB General Assembly brings agricultural specialists, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), experts, governments and inter-government[al] agencies from around the world together to talk about sustainability and different initiatives that can assist in making a better and cleaner planet,” Pereira said. “I am honored to share MHG’s story with attendees and participate in thought-provoking discussions about feedstocks and sustainability. At MHG, we believe Canola is the best fuel to make our versatile, 100 percent biodegradable, plastic, however there are many other viable options.”
During the event, Pereira will give a presentation regarding the advances and innovative technologies that MHG has to offer for production of bioplastics and sustainable feedstocks. He will also participate as a member in the second panel moderated by Henrique Pacini of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
The event will have four panels with topics, including Aviation Biofuels, 2nd Generation Feedstocks and Sustainability, and Trans-Atlantic Approaches to Bioplastics and Promoting an Informed Debate on the Bioeconomy. Speakers will come from a wide range of organizations, including Boeing, Nestlé Research Center, UNCTAD, Tetra Pak and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The second day will conclude with workshops on implementing RSB standards and revising RSB principles and criteria.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterial is an international organization, which was originally set up in 2007 to ensure the sustainability of liquid biofuels for transport and expanded in 2013 to cover biomaterials.
Prior to this event, MHG announced a new contract with global food service provider Tate & Lyle. As part of the contract, MHG will support the production of Tate & Lyle’s Staramic Starch line. MHG’s 100 percent biodegradable PHA also received the first ever Vinçotte Certification for Marine Biodegradability, which became available this past March.
MHG is one of the forerunners in the bioplastics industry due to their diverse portfolio of renewable and sustainable products and technologies. The company has recently increased their academic outreach by expanding research and development capabilities through an arrangement with the University of Georgia. The company serves as an industrial advisor at the University of Minnesota. Additionally, Chief Science Officer, Dr. Isao Noda, and Pereira have given speeches at numerous universities including the University of Georgia, Peking University and the Samsung Institute of Technology in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Noda is an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware, and Pereira is a professor at the University of Paris.
To learn more about MHG, please visit the company's website at http://www.mhgbio.com. Be sure to follow the company on Facebook (MHG), Linkedin (MHG (Meredian Holdings Group)), and Twitter (@MHGbio) to stay up to date regarding the latest company and industry news. MHG also has a Youtube channel and Pinterest page, providing great visuals of the events and progress taking place at the facility.
MHG specializes in the customization of biopolymer formulations that combine PHA, PLA and other biopolymers through a proprietary reactive extrusion process. Supported by a world-class group of dedicated, highly-skilled team members, MHG offers a comprehensive selection of biopolymers that support the company’s core values of using sustainable and renewable bioplastics to improve people’s lives at work and home. MHG and its subsidiaries currently own more than 125 patents across nearly 20 countries. MHG is headquartered in Bainbridge, Ga.
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