While solutions such as solar, wind or hydropower enable to decrease our dependency to fossil fuels in energy and transportation sectors, we still use 730 million tons of crude oil every year as a source of carbon to manufacture the products of our daily life, from fragrances to textiles. This talk from Florent Heroguel, co-founder of Bloom, based at Station R, shows how sustainable chemistry can unlock the potential of plants to accelerate the transition from a linear petro-based economy to a circular bioeconomy, where plastics, cosmetics or paintings are manufactured without using a single drop of petroleum. Dr. Florent Heroguel holds a PhD from ETH Zürich and leaded scientific projects in the field of biomass valorization at EPFL. He is co-Founder and COO of Bloom Biorenewables, a Swiss, science-driven company at the forefront of the global transition to a circular bioeconomy. Having received funding from sources including Bill Gates’s clean energy fund, Bloom Biorenewables turns residue biomass into sustainable alternatives to petroleum for many industries.