CLEANTECH Conference Program
Free entrance, no reservation required
Conference program supported by
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 101000373
Conference program hosted by Emilie Kovacs , Founder & former Editor-in-Chief of EKOPO, Emilie Kovacs is a journalist, Editor-in-Chief of The Good, independent programmer and presenter, Patron of JRE France, Associate Timeforplanet
Wednesday 18th - Session 1: Consumer trends
10h20 – 10h40 : Macro movements 2023-2027: setting up a new equilibrium
- BEAUTYSTREAMS – Michael Nolte, SVP Creative Director
As environmental, societal, and economic crises converge, our societies are at a crossroads of drastic developments and decision making. Besides bringing back peace, the greatest challenge in the upcoming years will be to find the right balance between restorative actions that keep our planet habitable, economic growth that sustains security and health, and building new virtual dimensions in the most ethical ways possible.
During the conference BEAUTYSTREAMS will focus striking concepts and case studies on how to establish a responsible people-profit-prosperity equilibrium.
10h40 – 11h00 : Consumer Awareness vs Action, How to Win in Sustainability
- EUROMONITOR - Maria Bogdanova, Product Manager, Sustainability
Consumers are increasingly embracing sustainable lifestyles, and businesses are responding by launching products and services related to sustainability. Demand for these varies by country, and so do opportunities. Join us to learn more about:
- How consumers’ sustainability awareness differs across markets and regions
- How consumers respond to sustainability claims
- How to appeal to sustainable consumers in the Beauty and Personal Care Industry
11h00 – 11h20 : Why it is time for the beauty and cosmetics industry to refresh its approach to waste and overproduction
- AVERY DENISON - Maryna Grytsenko-Nénon, Market Development Europe
Avery Dennison's report "The Missing Billions: The Real Cost of Supply Chain Waste" reveals that more than 10% of beauty products worth an estimated $4.8 billion are wasted in supply chains. 6.2% of goods thrown away are the result of overproduction while 4% of inventory is thrown away due to spoilage or deterioration of the merchandise. Unsurprisingly, this is a growing concern for brands, which could be losing up to 2.8% of their annual profits.
Using RFID technology is a solution that helps brands reduce supply chain waste. It creates a unique digital identity for each product and connects the physical with the digital. It provides valuable information that enables consumers to make better decisions, including transparency and carbon footprint.
11h20 – 11h40 : Promoting Sustainable Consumption in the Cosmetics Industry through AI Technology
- Haut.AI - Anastasia Georgievskaya, CEO
Haut.AI is a leading European company that specializes in developing SaaS tools for hyper-personalized skincare and beauty applications. Its SaaS platform, trained on 3 million data points, evaluates over 150 unique multidimensional face biomarkers to deliver customized aesthetic recommendations with just the quick snap of a selfie.
Haut.AI's innovative AI technology promotes responsible consumption in the cosmetics industry by reducing waste caused by miss-bought and overproduced products. With personalized and custom-made skincare, skincare companies can produce products based on their customers' real needs, while shoppers can minimize the risk of stocking up on products that aren’t right for their skin.
11h40 – 12h30 : Round Table – New consumer usage for circular beauty : refill, bulk and solid
- BONALS, Anthony SOUSA, Sales Director
- COZIE, Arnaud LANCELOT, CEO
- DIVA FLORA, Frederic BAROIN, CEO
- L’OREAL, Elodie BERNADI, CSR Director France
Wednesday 18th - Session 2 : Sustainable Packaging
13h40 – 14h00 : Seizing the Opportunities in Sustainable Packaging in Beauty and Personal Care
- EUROMONITOR - Maria Bogdanova, Product Manager, Sustainability
As consumers and businesses pay more attention to social and environmental issues, product claims are becoming increasingly important for brands to communicate sustainability in the Beauty and Personal Care Industry. Join us to learn more about:
- Consumers’ behavior and preferences for sustainable product packaging
- The key opportunities in sustainable packaging claims
- What is ahead of the industry and what are the current investment priorities
14h00 – 14h20 : How to use packaging ecodesign as a performance lever in your decision making?
- QUANTIS - Victor Frontère, Cosmetics and Personal Care Lead, France
In recent years, the urgency for sustainability has prompted businesses to address their environmental impact. Consumers are demanding more transparency and businesses are recognizing the importance of reducing their environmental footprint to align with planetary boundaries. The impending environmental scores only add to the urgency. To tackle these challenges, packaging ecodesign offers a powerful solution that not only helps companies achieve sustainability goals but also enhances their performance.
14h20 – 14h40 : Microbiology risk analysis of an airless skincare refill packaging
- APTAR - Patrick BOUSQUEL, Marketing Director Beauty EMEA & Florence ROULLET, Applied Sciences Director GMI
Through innovative qualification protocols in collaboration with an external partner laboratory and microbiology consultant, and by using the internal Life Cycle Assessment tool developed internally in partnership with Sphera , provider of GaBi software, we have characterized the new challenges of an innovative refillable solution for skincare, when it comes to safety for the end consumers while improving the environmental impact of our dispensing packaging.
14h40 – 15h00 : Packaging for recycling – how to improve the recyclability of cosmetic packaging in the industry
- ALBEA - Gilles Swyngedauw, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility and Product Sustainability for Cosmetics & Fragrance
Improving the recyclability of cosmetics packaging currently made of non-recyclable plastics is key to the beauty industry. But this requires some changes in the design as well as in the materials used. While presenting the ‘RECYMakeup’ project in cooperation with Citéo, Gilles Swyngedauw will highlight the technical, environmental and economic conditions that enable a transition to plastic resins or other materials with recycling channels, and present innovative solutions providing a lower environmental impact.
15h00 – 15h20 : Biochar – a plastic alternative that stocks CO2
- MINELLI GROUP - Paolo Minelli, Director mPackting
The presentation focuses on mBlackTM, our proprietary material that is an alternative to plastic (injection moldable using traditional technology) and that stocks CO2 in the long term (order of 1000 years). The material is based on biochar that comes from wood residues originating from the Minelli Group's wood processing activities (circular, zero waste policy). mBlackTM is compostable and does not leave microplastics behind.
15h20 – 15h40 : Unboxing sustainability: how to inspire positive action with packaging
- WOOLA - Antoine Leyh, Regional Manager, France
Sustainability is easy to talk about, but can be difficult to show. This talk explores how companies can show their commitment to sustainability with packaging — and how this can inspire a change for the better. It’s based on an evaluation of 100+ ecommerce packages and real-life examples of cosmetics companies that inspire climate action with their packaging.
15h40 – 16h : 100% natural packaging material – the footprint analysis
- RAIKU - Karl Pärtel, Co-Founder
We produce 100% natural and compostable packaging material, it is flexible, very protective, beautiful in design and leaves no dust! Perfect for substituting single use plastic packaging such as bubble wrap and way smaller footprint from other eco alternatives such as paper and carton.
We have developed an innovative new process and products where we skip all of the resourceful steps of paper/carton production. Therefore compared to paper we need:
- 10 times less wood (we can turn 1 m3 of wood into 20 m3 of packaging!)
- 3000 times less water
- 50 times less energy
0 chemicals (compared to up to 200 chemicals used in paper production)
Thursday 19th - Session 3 : Decarbonizing Industry
10h20 – 10h40 : From Shadows to Light: Engineering Trust in the Carbon Market
- CARBONABLE - Ramzi Laieb, co founder
The voluntary carbon market has long been plagued by integrity and transparency issues. But what if technology could forge a new path forward? In this conference, we delve into the revolutionary potential of blockchain and AI for enhancing transparency and accountability in carbon markets. By leveraging blockchain's auditability and AI's advanced monitoring capabilities, we can not only restore trust in these markets but also supercharge our efforts to preserve biodiversity.
10h40 – 11h00 : CO2-DISSOLVED: Decarbonizing an industrial process while producing renewable energy
- BRGM - Marie Gastine, Research Engineer / Project Manager
The conference will present the CO2-DISSOLVED concept, initiated and developed by BRGM over the past ten years, which is based on a geothermal energy production system to inject and permanently store industrial CO2 emissions in a deep saline aquifer. The applicability to the cosmetic industry will be briefly discussed.
11h00 – 11h20 : Renewable hydrogen: a tipping point in decarbonation
- LHYFE - Olivier Job, Business developer
Lhyfe, a producer and supplier of renewable hydrogen, is massifying production tools, making this hydrogen economical and accessible to all. Localy produced thanks to renewable electricity, green hydrogen offers a solution to significantly reduce CO2 emissions in the whole value chain of cosmetic industry, from raw material sourcing to supply chain. Why, how and, above all, for whom? To find out, join us on 19 October!
11h20 – 11h40 : Decarbonizing the industry with Climate Oils
- COLIPI - Max Webers, CEO
For climate protection, we valorize CO2 to oils, through gas-fermentation. We use CO2, O2 and H2. We use bacteria. We use yeasts. We use a proprietary gas-fermentation reactor design. We at COLIPI develop unique and CO2-neutral bioprocesses for the production of various oils based on renewable raw materials, thus offering sustainable yet economic alternatives to vegetable oils such as palm oil for the cosmetic and food industry.
11H40 – 12H00 : Turning biowaste into biodegradables polymers for cosmetics formulation
- DIONYMER - Thomas Hennebel, CEO & Cofounder
Dionymer is developing a biomimetic technology that upgrades any organic waste (food waste, grape pomace…) into biodegradable polymers with customizable properties. These are called PolyHydroxyAlkanoates (PHA). We synthetize our circular polymers through an unique bacterial fermentation process.
Theses polymers are inherently bio-based, biodegradable, biocompatible and compostable. They have mechanical, thermal and physico-chemical properties similar to petrol-based polymers and can be used advantageously for the formulation of cosmetics and personal care products. Since it is biodegradable like any other polymer, PHAs do not accumulate in the environment. What is more, it is a bio-compatible and naturally bioabsorbable material coming into contact with the skin, lips, hair and mucous membranes. There is an opportunity to fossil-free and fully biodegradable cosmetic formulations, let’s go for it.
Thursday 19th - Session 4 : Bio based ingredients to replace petro chemistry
13h40 – 14h00 : Round Table INNCOCELLS
A European project for the development of new natural active ingredients for cosmetics
- Plant Advanced Technologies - Frédéric Bourgaud, Directeur Général Délégué à la Recherche,
- VTT (Finland) - Kirsi 'Oksman-Caldentey, Senior Advisor, Adjunct professor, PhD,
- Technologie en Voeding (Belgium) - Bart Van Droogenbroeck, Bio-ingenieur in de Cel- en Genbiotechnologie PhD
14h00 – 14h20 : The challenges facing the cosmetics industry for the Ocean
- FONDATION DE LA MER - Christine Poisson, Vincent Duret, Ocean Approved Label Managers
The challenge of the Ocean Approved® Label, through its three pillars "Pollution, acidification and global change of the marine environment", "Exploitation of maritime and coastal resources" and "Cross-cutting issues of the MDG 14", is to guide companies in playing a major and increasingly active role in safeguarding the blue planet, by giving them the keys to :
- Understand and measure their direct and indirect impacts on the Ocean
- Set objectives and identify concrete actions to protect the Ocean
- Commit to a continuous improvement process (biodiversity, waste, GHGs, etc.)
14h20 – 15h00 : Advancing sustainable cosmetics through innovation, valorization opportunities and Cooperation
- (RE)SET - Frank Gana, CEO and co-founder
The cosmetic industry uses a large number of "pre-competitive" base products (moisturizers, preservatives, surfactants, etc.), most of which are petroleum-based or polluting. Most actions related to cosmetic ingredients are still currently underdeveloped and often limited to seeking more "natural" and "organic" ingredients, without necessarily proving their environmental gains. Therefore, it is necessary to act by defining possible alternatives, identifying opportunities (i.e. use of coproducts, …) and launching collective action with professionals in the cosmetic industry.
15h00 – 15h20 : CLEAN INGREDIENT TECH – assessing full product portfolio for global compliance to avoid wasteful reformulation and more easily integrate cleaner ingredients
- THE GOOD FACE PROJECT - Lucas Nanini, GM Europe & Asia Operations
Replacing ingredients on a full portfolio can be very complicated, and often impossible. This is all the more true when a big regulation comes in and shakes everything up. Through large scale automation and molecular modeling, good face is able to more quickly integrate regulatory change on its database to support brands willing to develop new and globally compliant products. But also, reinforced by molecular AI, the creation of molecular digital twins help predict the safety and environmental risks for NEW ingredients, even before extensive literature starts being created.
15h20 – 16h : Round Table : Circular economy to replace petro sourced chemistry
- GIVAUDAN ACTIVE BEAUTY - Mélanie Duprat, Category Manager & Sustainability Representative
- L’OREAL - Olivier ROLLAND, Global Director R&I L’Oreal for the future & Green Sciences Strategy Initiative
- LVMH Research - Patrick CHOISY, Associate steering Director of Upstream Research
- SURFACTGREEN - Francis Galle, Responsable du laboratoire formulation