Team

Simo Ellilä, CEO
Overall management, stakeholder relations and international expansion
Simo has a strong background in developing biorefining technologies in Finland and Brazil, in addition to sales and project management experience.

Joosu Kuivanen, CSO
Management of R&D portfolio, marketing
DSc in fungal bioengineering. Joosu has a strong background in metabolic engineering, in addition to serving as a Reserach Funding Specialist. Expert in securing and executing R&D projects.

Anssi Rantasalo, CFO
Financial, regulatory, legal and IP issues

DSc in fungal bioengineering. At VTT Anssi has developed key technologies for fungal platforms, that are currently being applied by increasing number of companies in the field.

Ville Pihlajaniemi, COO
Setting up lab and pilot operations
DSc in bioproduct technology. Ville has extensive experience in developing and piloting biorefining processes.

Heikki Keskitalo, CTO
Overall process development and integration
Heikki has spent years studying the Pekilo process and is key to the succesful optimization and industrialization of the process.