Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta has appointed Florian Ilias as its new managing director to grow new market opportunities and operations, as the demand for sustainable biomass increases.
Continuing to advance the Miscanthus bioeconomy, growing market opportunities in the UK and Europe, and developing the company’s operations to service these openings are the new MD’s primary areas of focus, to help increase Miscanthus planting in line with demand.
Mr Ilias (pictured left) boasts extensive experience in managing successful small and medium businesses in Europe, helped by his fluency in English, German, French, and Italian, which should prove useful in the company’s plans to open up new opportunities with industrial users for Miscanthus across Europe.
Commenting on the appointment, Alex Robinson, operations director for Terravesta, said:
“The appointment will bolster Miscanthus markets and pave the way for innovations that are being successfully trialed, such as sustainable construction materials, clean energy, land remediation, and biorefining.”
Mr Ilias maintains that Miscanthus will become a major part of the energy mix, as well as being a viable alternative to fossil-fuel-derived products, and help mitigate climate change on a global scale.
“Terravesta is a pioneering British company with unflinching drive and vision and is paving the way for the sustainable bioeconomy,” he comments. “Terravesta’s vision and practical approach to a sustainable future are driving exciting new opportunities.”
“My job is to understand where we can achieve results and harness those opportunities. I’m enthusiastic about the team at Terravesta because they’re inspiring and they all believe in what they are doing,” added the new MD.
Lincolnshire based Terravesta delivers a complete Miscanthus supply chain solution for producers of the crop, working with over 200 UK growers to serve several sustainable end markets, including power generation – both small and large scale.