29 June 2016 at 10.30am (EET)
Neste's prototype for renewable high-tech workspace to be developed next year?
What if you could take your work to an inspiring public place and still enjoy the privacy and connections of your office? Neste, the world's leading producer of renewable diesel, has revealed its future product concept called GreenPod that lets you do just that.
GreenPod is part of Neste's Pre-order the Future project, in which one out of five products or service innovations will be chosen for further development in Fall 2016. The prototype of the chosen product or service concept is expected to be ready by Spring 2017. GreenPod, made primarily out of renewable materials, is a multipurpose capsule for both work and leisure that can be set up nearly anywhere in an urban environment. GreenPod doesn't just look cool: the pod blocks outside noises, reacts to changes in the weather, automatically charges all devices and gives visitors access to all their work files through its advanced facial recognition function. The idea behind the concept is to make public spaces more versatile environments.
The product concept video showcases what the GreenPod would look like, and how it would work: Watch video
Pre-ordering a better, renewable future
"Public spaces are a great place to start the journey towards a renewable future. We are determined to create responsible choices every day," Osmo Kammonen, Neste's Senior Vice President, Communications and Brand Marketing, says.
Neste's Pre-order the Future project is all about discovering new ways of using renewable materials in the production of goods and services. The project focuses on product and service ideas within five topics: public spaces, entertainment, travel, learning, and mobility. All concepts are currently under public vote on the project website. The winning concept will be announced in September 2016 and a real prototype of it developed shortly after.
"We hope that people notice the opportunities to make an impact on the world by taking part in our project. Although Pre-order the Future currently moves at a conceptual level the goal is to create an innovation that portrays the possibilities of renewable materials," Kammonen highlights.
The jury that will have the final say in choosing the winning concept consists of the American spoken word artist Prince Ea, Neste's President and CEO, Matti Lievonen, and Neste's Executive Vice President of Renewable Products, Kaisa Hietala.
Learn more about the Pre-Order the Future project and vote for the concept ideas on the official website www.neste.com/preorderthefuture.
Director, Corporate Communications
Further information: Osmo Kammonen, Senior Vice President, Communications and Brand Marketing, tel. +358 50 458 4885, osmo.kammonen(at)neste.com
Neste in brief
Neste is a pioneer in oil refining and renewable solutions. We provide our customers with premium-quality products for cleaner traffic and industrial products based on world-class research. We are the world's leading producer of renewable diesel, and our annual production capacity is more than 2 million tons. We also are the world's largest company providing renewable fuel from waste and residues. Our sustainable operations have received recognition in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable companies, among others. Our net sales for 2015 amounted to approximately EUR 11 billion, and our shares are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki. Cleaner traffic, energy and life are moved forward by about 5,000 professionals. More information: www.neste.com/en