Horizon Europe project PEFerence to host two webinars on Feb. 5 and Feb. 26 showcasing PEF, a bio-based material aiming at replacing fossil PET for bottle and textile applications; free events will feature speakers from Avantium and BMT

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January 24, 2024 (press release) –

PEF is an aspiring new bio-based material aiming at replacing fossil PET in a variety of applications such as PEF bottles and as a new and sustainable material in the textile industry

The Horizon Europe project PEFerence cordially invites you to participate in the next two upcoming free webinars elaborating on different applications of PEF:

  • In the first webinar (taking place online via Zoom, on 5th February at 14 CET) Ele de Boer (Avantium) and Josh Turner (BMT) will talk about PEF for bottle application.
  • In the second webinar (taking place online via Zoom, on 26th February at 11 CET) Pavan Kumar Manvi (Avantium) will present Polyethylene Furanoate as a biobased polyester for the textile industry .

If you are interested to participate in the webinars, please look out for more information on the project’s website (news section): https://peference.eu/news/

For joining one or both webinars you need to register. The registration link on the website will follow soon!

Recordings of previous webinars from the series can be found here: https://peference.eu/webinars_presentations/

This project receives funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 744409. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.


nova-Institut, press release, 2024-01-11.


Avantium Technologies B.V.
Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking
European Commission
European Union
Horizon 2020
Horizont Europa
nova-Institut GmbH


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