Paul Mines Appointed Non-Executive chair
Lixea is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Mines as Non-Executive Chair.
Lixea is an Imperial College spin-out that is commercialising a novel proprietary ionic liquid process that enables the economical fractionation of woody biomass for bio-derived chemicals and materials. Lixea is in an important development phase with the construction of its pilot facility underway in Bäckhammar, Sweden supported by €4.2 million of investment from the European Innovation CouncilFund (EIC Fund).Through his career, Paul has held a variety of leadership and chair positions with chemical manufacturers, packaging businesses and renewable start-ups. He is currently CEO of BiomeTechnologies plc, an AIM listed bio-materials focused group.
Krisztina Kovacs-Schreiner, CEO said: “I am very pleased to welcome Paul to Lixea. His excellent track record and experience across the chemicals and biotechnology sector will be invaluable to us as we deliver our Sweden-based pilot plant and look towards our next phase of growth.”
Dr Florence Gschwend, Co-founder of Lixea and CTO said: “This is an important next step in the development of Lixea’s business as we progress the technology towards market readiness.”
Lixea’s goal is to revolutionise waste biomass utilisation through the commercialisation of a novel fractionation process. Founded in 2017 as an Imperial College London spin-out by Dr Florence Gschwend, Professor Jason Hallett and Dr Agi Brandt-Talbot, Lixea’s process unlocks revenues from otherwise wasted organic materials. The technology has the potential to serve various markets and become an economic platform in the implementation of a circular bio economy.
About Paul Mines:
Paul has experience of value generation in public market and private equity environments. His sector exposure includes chemicals/fine chemicals, FMCG manufacturing, electrical equipment and life sciences/biotechnology with recent focus on sustainable technologies. His current positions include being CEO of Biome Technologies plc, Chair of the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum and Chair of the UKRI/BBRSC’s Bioscience for Renewable Resources and Clean Growth Strategy Advisory Panel.
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