Catia Bastioli is a chemist, researcher and entrepreneur. She is CEO of Novamont and Matrìca, President of Terna Spa of the Kyoto Club Association and of the Italian Technological Cluster of Green Chemistry SPRING, and member of the Board of Directors of Fondazione Cariplo. She has been developing and field-studying the model of biorefineries integrated in the local areas, putting into effect her idea of Bioeconomy as territorial regeneration.
Catia has been a member of important EU working groups on climate change, environment and renewable raw materials, such as the European Union Bioeconomy Panel. Prime inventor of around 80 patent families in the sector of synthetic and natural polymers and transformation processes of renewable raw materials, she was awarded “European Inventor of the Year 2007” by the European Patent Office and the European Commission for her inventions related to starch-based bioplastics between 1991 and 2001.
Catia Bastioli tweets @bastioli.