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Catia Bastioli is a chemist, a researcher and an entrepreneur.
Since 1996 she has been leading the Novamont Group, an industrial reality born from the results of her research activity on the development of bioplastics and biochemicals from renewable origin, according to a model of Circular Bioeconomy that she developed, intended as territorial regeneration with the quality of soil and water at its center.
She is President of the Kyoto Club Association (since 2009) and of the Italian Cluster of Green Chemistry SPRING (since 2014). She is also a member of important EU working groups on climate change and the environment, such as the Mission Board on Soil Health and Food; she is “European Inventor of the Year 2007” for bioplastics and, in 2017, she was given the honorary title of Knighthood “Cavaliere del Lavoro” by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.