OSLO, Norway, June 29, 2021 (Press Release) -Sustainable biochemicals company Circa Group AS welcomes Amanda Keogh to the company as General Manager, Sustainability and Marketing, starting on 1 July 2021.
Amanda has considerable experience in the development and implementation of sustainable practice with award-winning corporates in Ireland, Australia and Asia Pacific.
Following the successful IPO in March 2021, this new role increases Circa’s capability to engage with a wider range of stakeholders - including investors, governments and key end users.
Tony Duncan, CEO of Circa Group AS said, "We are delighted that Amanda is joining Circa at this critical time as companies around the world are taking positive steps to improve sustainability performance up and down their supply chains. Circa has a major part to play by providing greener alternatives to many traditional petrochemical-based products used by industries including Pharma, agrochemical and specialty materials. This role is an important step in the Circa journey as we build and expand both our capacity and product portfolio building off our low carbon manufacturing base.”
Established in 2006, Circa Group converts waste, non-food biomass into advanced bio-based chemicals with its proprietary Furacell process. Its developing product portfolio includes flavours, biopolymers, and bio-solvents including Cyrene, an alternative to traditional polar aprotic solvents, which is produced in one step from platform biomolecule Levoglucosenone. By creating renewable chemicals from cellulose, Circa is extracting value from non-food, waste biomass and addressing a gap in the market by providing bio-based alternatives contributing to a more circular economy. In March 2021, Circa Group successfully listed on the Euronext Growth Market in Oslo, stock symbol CIRCA.