In Memoriam: Guido Ghisolfi 1956-2015

The Green Chemicals blog is sad to hear the terrible news about Guido Ghisolfi’s passing and we are offering our condolences to the M&G Group, Beta Renewables and their associated companies of this great loss not only to them but to the renewable chemicals industry in general. We have been privileged to witness presentations and speeches from Mr. Ghisolfi and saw how passionate he is about the potential of a bioeconomy through investments in renewable chemicals, biofuels and bio-based plastics.

In a statement, the Mossi Ghisolfi Group released this statement about Mr. Guido Ghisolfi’s passing:

Guido Ghisolfi, 58 years, vice-president and a managing director of the Mossi & Ghisolfi Group has passed away. He was suffering from severe depression and yesterday this resulted in his untimely passing close to his home in Tortona, Northern Italy.

The family and the Mossi & Ghisolfi Group management wish to express their immense and deep regret.

Guido Ghisolfi was a rare Italian entrepreneur with great skills, perseverance and intuition. He was able – together with his father Vittorio and his brother Marco – to lead the Group to become a global organization. The Mossi & Ghisolfi Group today is one of the global leaders in the field of plastics and in the field of chemicals derived from renewable sources, in the last of which, in particular, Guido Ghisolfi showed outstanding inspiration, courage and dedication.

Here are stories from the blog about M&G Chemicals and Beta Renewables:

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M&G Chemicals to invest in Chinese Bio-MEG

Beta Renewables starts cellulosic ethanol facility

Novozymes buys 10% stake in Beta Renewables

About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype? Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry. She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.


2 Responses to “In Memoriam: Guido Ghisolfi 1956-2015”

  1. Very sorry to hear this news. Condolences to his family and friends. Indeed a major loss for the alternate fuels efforts

    Posted by Vijayaraghavan Krishnan | March 5, 2015, 10:54 pm
  2. Desde Altamira,Tamaulipas,Mexico, le enviamos un sentido pesame a la familia Ghisolfi por la perdida de Donn Guido Ghisolfi…Gracias a >Don Vittorio y a su hijo Guido, nuestra comunidad cuenta con un Centro de Rehabilitacion Integral, para atender a las persona con alguna discapacidad fisica, sin importar la edad o la condicion socioeconomica de los pacientes….Gracias por su humanitaria aportacion a nuestra ciudad…descanse en paz Señor Guido Ghisolfi…..Dr Sergio Valtierra Arteaga, director general del sistema para el desarrollo integral de la familia en Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico

    Posted by dr. sergio valtierra arteaga | March 7, 2015, 3:29 pm

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