Papers from the conference will be considered for publication in special issues of Polymer Degradation and Stability (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/polymer-degradation-and-stability/) and Journal of Renewable Materials (http://www.scrivenerpublishing.com/journals.php?id=2) journals.

Final Scientific Program


Instructions for authors



Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the  4th International Conference on Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers (BIOPOL-2013) that will be held in Rome in October 1 - 3, 2013.

The conference has the aim to provide a forum for researchers, students and companies from all over the world to exchange up-to-date ideas and opinions on current research and new applications of biodegradable polymers and biocomposites.

Main topics:

  • Bioplastics from Natural Polymers.
  • Bio-based Composites and Nanocomposites.
  • Bioproduction & Biotechnology.
  • Biodegradation and Environmental Fate.
  • New and Emerging Markets and Applications.
  • Regulatory and Ecological Issues.


World renowned scientists and professional experts from different countries will share their opinion and knowledge with participants from all over the world, working in the field of biopolymers and sustainable composites.

You are cordially welcome to join us at this unique event.


You may find more information at http://www.biopol-conf.org or please feel free to contact the organizers for further information.

Prof. José M. Kenny. UNIPG-CSIC. kenny@ictp.csic.es

Prof. Alfonso Jiménez. UA. alfjimenez@ua.es

Invitation and scope

You are cordially invited to participate in the 4th International Conference on Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers (BIOPOL-2013) to be held on 1-3 October 2013, in Rome, Italy.

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for scientists from both academia and industry (researchers, students and engineers from all over the world) to exchange up-to-date ideas on current research and new applications of bio-based and or biodegradable polymer materials. The conference program will feature lectures by expert invited speakers to be announced soon. We encourage participants to present their current research work as oral communications or posters in one of the topics of the program.



1st and 2nd BIOPOL were organized in Alicante (Spain) in October 2007 and 2009, while BIOPOL-2011 was held in Strasbourg (France). All these previous conferences were an immediate success, with more than 250 researchers from around the world, presenting their latest results on this field. The success of the previous editions aimed to go on with this 4th edition. Our challenge is to improve the excellent scientific program of the previous editions as well as to promote contacts between participants in a relaxed and pleasant environment, in an unique city with some of the most important touristic and cultural attractions  in the world.

Under the auspices of

Biopol 2013 - ECNP Biopol 2013 - Università di Perugia Biopol 2013 - Universidad de Alicante Biopol 2013 - CSIC


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