Neste and Åbo Akademi University team up to enhance Finnish chemicals expertise

Neste and Åbo Akademi University team up to enhance Finnish chemicals expertise

March 27, 2019
Press Release: Neste

New collaboration will champion Finnish excellence in the chemicals sector

Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 2019 sponsor Neste and Åbo Akademi University have signed a letter of intent on strategic cooperation, the aim of which is to improve the competitiveness of both parties while increasing Finnish chemical industry expertise, including in fields such as chemical and process engineering, bioeconomy and circular economy.

“We are truly excited about the cooperation we are entering into with Åbo Akademi University,” said Lars Peter Lindfors, Neste’s senior vice president of Technology. “We firmly believe that our innovative joint projects will improve the competitiveness of the Finnish chemical industry. Finnish chemical industry know-how is already world class and I believe that together with Åbo Akademi University we get to make the most out of our strengths in a new and inspirational way.”

“Neste represents a Finnish industry success story, especially in the field of biofuels,” added Mikko Hupa, Rector of Åbo Akademi University. “Bioenergy, biomass refining and biofuels are also the leading areas of research at Åbo Akademi University. We have collaborated with Neste for a long time now, but this strategic cooperation model and new research portfolio will open doors to a more long-term as well as new way of doing, which will certainly benefit both parties.”

Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 2019 will take place from Thursday 27 June to Friday 28 June, at the Kap Europa, Frankfurt Messe, Frankfurt, Germany. To register for this highly focused and solutions-driven event, please click here. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please email

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