CIRCA: NEW APPOINTMENT INCREASES FOCUS ON EXPLOITING NEW PRODUCT OPPORTUNITIES
OSLO, NORWAY - 13 JUNE 2023 - Sustainable biochemicals company Circa Group AS
(stock symbol: CIRCA) welcomes Dr Alessandro Napoli as VP Product Development,
commencing September 2023.
Joining the Circa leadership team, Alessandro's responsibilities include
development of levoglucosenone derivatives as well as optimizing process
chemistry for the ReSolute and FC6 manufacturing operations.
Following a PhD in materials science from ETH Zurich and post doc work including
biomaterials, Dr Napoli has held management roles with Huntsman Corporation in
Europe involving both opportunity identification and development including most
recently leading the New Material Platforms Team.
Tony Duncan, CEO of Circa Group AS, said, "Alessandro is an important addition
to Circa's expert resources. As a platform molecule, levoglucosenone can be
developed into a wide range of new, lower carbon high performance chemicals for
different applications, and Alessandro brings a strong commercial focus to
innovation that will greatly benefit Circa's product development timelines."
"I am excited for the opportunity to join Circa and contribute to realising the
potential that sustainable chemicals have to transform the chemical industry.
Further developing the performance and uniqueness of levoglucosenone and its
derivatives will strengthen Circa's innovation pipeline" says Dr Alessandro
Established in 2006, Circa Group converts sustainable, non-food biomass into
advanced bio-based chemicals with its proprietary FuracellTM process. By creating
renewable chemicals from cellulose, Circa is extracting value from non-food
biomass and addressing a gap in the market by providing bio-based, less carbon
intensive alternatives, contributing to a more circular economy. In March 2021,
Circa Group successfully listed on the Euronext Growth Market in Oslo, stock
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