The 10 Most Innovative Bioeconomy Chief Executive Officers in 2015

Bioeconomy every day @ BioBased World 2015 in Frankfurt am Main
Bioeconomy every day @ BioBased World 2015 in Frankfurt am Main

The bioeconomy is innovation, the result of the skills and passion of researchers and managers able to create value and new high-qualified jobs. At the end of 2014 Il Bioeconomista launched a new initiative: The 10 Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEOs. We ask a panel of world bioeconomy experts to tell us the Chief Executive Officers that have stood out as the most innovative during the last year.

This is the result in 2015:

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UPM: Wood-based liquid biofuels are an essential part of fossil fuel replacement

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Wood-based liquid biofuels for Finnair?

UPM and WWF Finland have engaged in a dialogue on the status of wood-based liquid biofuels in Finland and present a list of joint measures to be carried out to promote sustainability.

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UPM: the car of the future will be wood-based

Biofore Concept Car premiered at the Geneva International Motor last spring. Full rights owned by UPM.  Photographer: Sami Kulju
Biofore Concept Car premiered at the Geneva International Motor last spring. Copyright: UPM. Photographer: Sami Kulju

“Biofuels are expected to play a major role in road transport but the regulatory environment remains uncertain. Legislation is required for the EU to grow in locally produced sustainable biofuels. Therefore the rules need to extend beyond 2020. The long lasting policy processes are now creating uncertainty. Industry and investors need a stable, long term regulatory framework for biofuels”. To say this was Marko Janhunen, Vice President of Stakeholder Relations, UPM Biorefining, last Thursday in Brussels in the framework of CEPI European Paperweek, where the Finnish company presented its Biofore Concept Car, an example of how new biomaterials can be applied in the automotive industry.

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