Finland’s Neste has opened an office in Düsseldorf, Germany, to serve as the global hub for its Renewable Polymers and Chemicals business unit.
The business unit provides the plastics and chemicals industries with solutions derived from biomass and chemically recycled plastics waste. Just recently the company announced the world’s first production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based LDPE at a commercial scale at LyondellBasell’s German site in Wesseling, for example.
Mercedes Alonso, who joined the company at the start of September as executive vice president and a member of Neste executive committee, will head Neste’s operations across Germany.
“Renewable and circular polymers and chemicals can play a major role in addressing climate change and the problem of global plastics waste alike,” explained Neste’s chief executive Peter Vanacker. “Germany is home to some of the world’s most successful plastics and chemicals companies and Düsseldorf centrally located in terms of Central European chemical industry. Our ambition is to join forces with frontrunners in order to create a healthier planet for our children.”
Mercedes Alonso added: “We are eager to help companies to replace fossil-based solutions with bio-based ones and introduce circular solutions to expand the recycling of plastics to a much larger scale.”