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Io Antonopoulou among 14 young innovators for a sustainable future based on the forest

Published: 27 April 2021

The Swedish Forest Industries Federation have interviewed 14 young people who work within bioeconomy with primary focus on the forest. Io Antonopoulou, Associate senior lecturer in Biochemical Process Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, was among the young innovators and talked about the potential of bio-based food supplements, such as antioxidants, utilizing plant biomass as a renewable resource.

"The great potential for our industry lies in being able to offer carbon-neutral products. Production requires energy, but by making it as efficient as possible and starting from the tree, which captures carbon dioxide during its growth, a carbon-neutral cycle is created," says Io Antonopoulou.

"I want to continue to contribute by developing new circular alternatives and inspiring future engineers to do the same. Maybe in my role I can get more women to become engineers and contribute to new technological advances,"  says Io Antonopoulou.

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Io Antonopoulou

Io Antonopoulou, Associate Senior Lecturer

Phone: +46 (0)920 493453
Organisation: Biochemical Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering