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President of Neste awarded Honorary Doctorate of Technology

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Matti Lievonen, President and CEO of Neste, has been awarded Honorary Doctorate of Technology by the Aalto University Schools of Technology at the joint Ceremonial Conferment on 7 October 2016.

According to Aalto University, Matti Lievonen has successfully promoted the development of clean transportation fuels as well as the nationally important Finnish bioeconomy strategy in developing renewable transportation fuels. Renewable biofuels developed in Finland are proved to be competitive in both technology and business at the international level. The cooperation between Neste and the Aalto University School of Chemical Technology has played an important role in this work.

"I highly appreciate the Honorary Doctorate conferred on me. Chemistry and its applications offer endless possibilities for innovation and creation of new business. Neste Renewable Diesel is a good example and I know there is more to come," said Lievonen.

In addition to Matti Lievonen, ten new Honorary Doctorates of Technology were awarded at the 24th ceremonial conferment, representing science, technology and society.

A Faculty can confer Honorary Doctorate on a person who is considered an eminent scientist or otherwise influential in the fields of society or culture. The ceremonial conferments of the Aalto University Schools of Technology date back to the 1930s.

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