PIONEERS IN INDUSTRIAL ENZYMES
FOR LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS

 

SHAPING THE FUTURE
OF RENEWABLE CHEMICALS

 

LEADING THE WAY THROUGH
SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION

OUR MISSION

We are empowering industries to get most out of biomass through enzymatic solutions

OUR SOLUTIONS

PULP AND PAPER

MetZyme® Solutions can help an individual mill save millions euros a year in energy savings alone. Many more – often additional – benefits such as reduced chemical usage and improved fibre quality can also be achieved. Please, take a look at our portfolio.

RENEWABLE CHEMICALS

MetZyme® Solutions – such as SUNO™ and PURECO™ – aim to revolutionize the production of bio-based chemicals by improving the productivity and economics of various processing steps. Our objective is sustainable bioeconomy – and always an affordable overall process for our customers.

INNOVATIONS

MetGen continuously develops new enzymes for challenging applications to compliment and improve the strong value proposition to the selected industries. We go all-out to be your preferred partner for collaboration – Let’s find a new enzymatic solution for your process!

OUR PRODUCTS

MetZyme® Ligno
ENZYME PRODUCT FAMILY

For mechanical processes

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MetZyme® Suno
ENZYME PRODUCT FAMILY

For lignocellulosic chemical processes

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MetZyme® Pureco
ENZYME PRODUCT FAMILY

For biochemical conversion

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MetZyme® Brila
ENZYME PRODUCT FAMILY

For deinked pulp applications

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MetZyme® Povon
ENZYME PRODUCT FAMILY

For chemical pulp bleaching and extracts control

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MetZyme® Sekalo
ENZYME PRODUCT FAMILY

For starch conversion

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ABOUT US

Alex Michine

CEO

Alex is a founder and CEO of MetGen since 2008. A serial entrepreneur, Alex has over 15 years of international experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and cleantech industries.

He also serves on the Board of Directors of HyTest (Finland), a leading supplier of reagents for the in-vitro diagnostic market. Alex received his MBA from the Robert Kennedy College, Switzerland in 2005.

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Klara Birikh

R&D Director

Klara has been the head of MetGen’s R&D since its foundation in 2008, and an inventor of MetGen IP. Klara holds a PhD in Molecular Biology, published over 15 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals.

Klara’s previous international career in academic and industrial institutions in the field of molecular biology and biotechnology provides deep knowledge in genetic engineering, molecular evolution and protein science.

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Matti Heikkilä

CTO

Matti has an MBA and a biotechnology engineering degree from Turku University of Applied Sciences. Matti has +10 years of experience in industrial biotechnology, starting with Genencor/DuPont.

During his career he has had various international leadership roles and organizational development responsibilities.

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Sami-Pekka Rantanen

Sales Director

Sami-Pekka has B.Sc. in engineering and a degree in marketing. He has more than two decades of experience in serving pulp and paper industry. During this time he has been holding various management positions in sales organizations of chemical solution providers.

In the Sales Director role Sami-Pekka is introducing MetGen’s enzymatic solutions – MetZymes® – to the industry and providing application knowledge to the customers.

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Antoine Mialon

Application Team Leader

Antoine holds a PhD in Medical Biochemistry and Genetics from the University of Turku, Finland and is fully armed to cover the panel of methods used at MetGen to answer customer’s needs.

As the head of the application testing group Antoine assesses the full benefits of using MetZyme® in customer driven projects.

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Toni Grönroos

Solution Development Manager

Toni has a degree in biotech engineering from Turku University of Applied Science.

Toni has more than a decade of experience in fermentation and enzyme application development, high throughput screening and a wide range of sample analyses. In his Product development role he is a key-person in MetGen application team, helping the customer hands-on and bringing biotechnical insight to on-site trials.

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SUSTAINABILITY

MetGen’s enzymatic solutions – marketed under registered trademark MetZyme® – provide large industry sectors with a wide range of environmental benefits.

In pulp and paper, MetZyme® boosts profitability and sustainability by reducing energy consumption and improving paper quality. The impact in carbon footprint is significant through energy reduction at the refining stage in mechanical pulping. Enzymatic technologies are a natural way to reduce dependence on harsh chemicals or over – processing while improving the process – economically and technologically.

MetGen’s enzymes contribute to the development of low-cost sugars and renewable biochemicals from cellulosic feedstock. This paves the way towards affordable 2nd Generation biofuels and bio-based chemicals, hence enabling a paradigm shift in the chemical industry to move away from petroleum and change over to renewable biomass.

Lignocellulosic biomass – a variety of non-edible, woody materials – is the largest renewable reservoir of fermentable carbohydrates, aromatic compounds, and other chemical building blocks. It is composed of cellulose and hemicellulose embedded in lignin. The MetGen technology platform enables further improvements in the bioconversion of all parts of lignocellulosic biomass into value-added chemicals, including biofuels.

We at MetGen thrive to minimize the environmental footprint and reduce our clients dependence on fossil fuels by increasing production yields with reduced costs and energy consumption – making more out of less.

MetZyme® is a label of Quality & Sustainability.

CONTACT US

MetGen Oy

Rakentajantie 26, 20780 Kaarina, Finland
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info(at)metgen.com
+358 2 237 7077

Business ID: FI 2075584-9