4 Minutes with…Steven Gust, Senior Associate R&D, Neste

February 13, 2018 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy.

Neste is a major producer of renewable diesel.

Tell us about your role and what you are focused on in the next 12 months.

technology evaluations
– quantification of indirect impacts of biofuels

What do you feel are the most important milestones the industry must achieve in the next 5 years?   

– achieving long term legislative support
– commercialization of 2nd gen lignocellulosic technologies

If you could snap your fingers and change one thing about the Advanced Bioeconomy, what would you change? 

Realization and building consensus that multiple solutions will be needed

Of all the reasons that influenced you to join the Advanced Bioeconomy industry, what single reason stands out for you as still being compelling and important to you?   


Where are you from?

Planet Earth

What was your subject focus (e.g. major) in university (undergraduate and/or graduate, and where did you attend? Why did you choose that school and that pathway?


Who do you consider your mentors – could be personal, business, or just people you have read about and admire. What have you learned from them?  

What’s the biggest lesson you ever learned during a period of adversity?   

What hobbies do you pursue, away from your work in the industry?   

What books or articles (excluding The Digest) are on your reading list right now, or you just completed and really enjoyed?   

What’s your favorite city or place to visit, for a holiday?  

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