From tree to money faster and more efficiently than ever: Futurity to license MetGen’s award-winning METNIN™ technology for lignin valorization

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Futurity, whose mission is to outperform oil with trees through the production of advanced chemicals and materials from plantation forestry in New Zealand has finalized a licensing agreement with the…

Again we are in limelight with the MOST INNOVATIVE BIOECONOMY CEO in the WORLD

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Source: https://ilbioeconomista.com/2019/12/10/alex-michine-ceo-of-metgen-is-the-most-innovative-bioeconomy-ceo-2019/ Our readers have voted. The Blog has really seen a boom in visits.  The most innovative bioeconomy CEO 2019 is Alex Michine, CEO of MetGen, the Finnish company…

MetGen creates wave for new bio-materials. Read and discover the most exciting METNIN™ Technology for lignin valorization

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Source: https://bioplasticsnews.com/2019/11/21/metgen-metnin-most-advanced-lignin-valorization-process-bio-materials/ METNIN™ Technology combines high solubility of lignin and enzymatic treatment, designed to specifically modify and activate any lignin. Discover the potential mid-range applications (e.g. polyurethane foams, sizing and…

An exclusive interview with Alex Michine, CEO of MetGen. “Building consumer awareness is key for the expansion of the European bioeconomy”

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Source: https://ilbioeconomista.com/2019/11/21/an-exclusive-interview-with-alex-michine-ceo-of-metgen-building-consumer-awareness-is-key-for-the-expansion-of-the-european-bioeconomy/   MetGen is a Finnish company headquartered in Kaarina and founded in 2008 on the core competence of genetic engineering and synthetic biology. In this exclusive interview with Il Bioeconomista,…

MetGen Earns Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for its Unique, Customized Enzyme Technologies, METNIN™ and ENZINE®

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Source: https://ww2.frost.com/news/press-releases/metgen-earns-acclaim-from-frost-sullivan-for-its-unique-customized-enzyme-technologies-metnin-and-enzine/ The technologies solve the industry’s major pain points regarding the valorization of lignin, shorter technology development cycles, and customization of enzymes for different applications Based on its recent…

MetGen receives John Sime Award for biotechnology 2018

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Finnish enzyme producer MetGen won the John Sime Innovation Award at the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB) Recognised by their peers for their innovative bio-based solutions…

MetGen’s hydrolysis and novel lignin valorisation technologies utilised in UNRAVEL biorefinery demonstrator– Driving on bark, building with nutshells

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Over the next four years the European UNRAVEL project will demonstrate a sustainable and economically feasible biorefinery for the conversion of second generation biomass into fuels, chemicals and building materials.…

METGEN Lignin valorisation technologies applied in Bio-Based Industries project WoodZymes

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Industrial enzyme solution provider MetGen Lignin valorisation technologies are utilised in European Project WoodZymes, “Extremozymes for wood-based building blocks: from pulp mill to board and insulation products”. This is a…

MetGen Industrializes 4 Novel Enzymatic Technologies at Once in Integrated Biorefinery Flagship Project

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Kaarina, Finland, MetGen – industrial enzyme solution provider, is moving forward in an industrial demonstration of it’s four novel biorefinery solutions: Tailored hydrolysis solution, Enzymatic lignin depolymerization, Lignocellulosic glucose isomerization,…

MetGen Appoints Martin Granholm as Chairman of its Board of Directors

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Kaarina, Finland, MetGen – industrial enzyme solution provider, has appointed Forest Industry expert Martin Granholm as Chairman of its board of Directors. MetGen serves pulp & paper and renewable chemicals…

Vuoden 2018 teknologiajohtajat valittiin: Planmecan Vesa Varjonen ja MetGenin Matti Heikkilä ovat vaikuttaneet suomalaisen teollisuuden uudistumiseen

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Lehdistötiedote Embargo 16.3.2018 klo 9.00 Suomalaisista teknologiavaikuttajista koostuva tuomaristo on valinnut vuoden 2018 teknologiajohtajiksi Planmecan teknologia- ja tutkimusjohtajan Vesa Varjosen ja MetGenin teknologiajohtajan Matti Heikkilän. Vuodesta 2010 lähtien myönnetty tunnustuspalkinto…

ECOLAB AGREES TO ACQUIRE MINORITY OWNERSHIP IN FINNISH METGEN OY

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Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services has acquired a minority stake in Metgen OY. As part of the acquisition, Ecolab will be granted…

Technology Academy Finland awards Finnish biotech company: Millennium Distinction Award goes to MetGen, producer of industrial enzymes

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Technology Academy Finland (TAF) has given the Millennium Distinction Award to MetGen Oy, a company specialising in directed evolution, also known as protein engineering. TAF awards the Millennium Distinction Award…

Sweetwater Energy Announces Licensing Agreement for MetGen’s Groundbreaking Lignin Fractionation Technology

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Sweetwater Energy, Inc., a Rochester NY-based renewable bio-products producer, has finalized a licensing and joint technology development agreement with the Finnish company MetGen Oy. Cooperation will allow the development of…

MetGen finalist of the 2017 Pulp & Paper International Awards for Innovation in Cellulosic Applications

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The Pulp and Paper International Awards are the only global awards that are dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills, and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. It…

METGEN INVENTS NOVEL
CHEMO-ENZYMATIC
ROUTE TO FDCA

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MetGen has invented a revolutionary chemo-enzymatic pathway that enables streamlined processes towards platform chemicals, for example FDCA. MetGen’s ENZINE® Technology Platform allows the design and production of the necessary enzymes…

Matti Heikkilä, CTO of MetGen: A clear path ahead of the bioeconomy– Expert opinion in European Biotechnology Life Science and Industry Magazine, 2017

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A clear path ahead for the bioeconomy There’s no way around it: renewables are the future, Matti Heikkilä believes. European Biotechnology talked to the CTO of Finnish bioeconomy company MetGen…

Finnish MetGen wins the John Sime Award for biotechnology

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Finnish enzyme producer MetGen won the John Sime Award for Most Innovative New Technology at the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB). Along with several other enterprises…

3Fbio and MetGen revealed as Bio-based Winners at #EFIB2016, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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3F Bio and MetGen were both acknowledged by their peers as Industrial Biotech leaders at this year’s European Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy, #EFIB2016. 3F Bio, a technology…

Kaarinalainen MetGen voitti bioteknologian John Sime -palkinnon

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Finpron johtaman Innovatiiviset biotuotteet –kasvuohjelman jäsen MetGen on voittanut bioteknologian ja biotalouden EFIB-konferenssissa John Sime -palkinnon innovatiivisimmasta teknologiasta. Suomalaisten biotalousyritysten kärkeen kuuluva MetGen hakee useiden muiden alan yritysten tavoin voimakasta…

BIOrescue – Press Release on New EU Project

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BIOrescue: Valorising mushroom compost to create innovative bio-based products Pamplona, 29 September 2016 – Creating added value products from mushroom compost is the objective of the BIOrescue project which has…

Bioforever Press Release | Demonstration project for the conversion of woody biomass to value adding chemical building blocks

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By a consortium of 14 European companies using EU funding under the Horizon 2020 program Brussels, September 1st   BIOFOREVER (BIO-based products from FORestry via Economically Viable European Routes) – a consortium…

A Bacterial Laccase for Enhancing Saccharification and Ethanol Fermentation of Steam-Pretreated Biomass

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Antonio D. Moreno 1,2, David Ibarra 3,*, Antoine Mialon 4 and Mercedes Ballesteros 2 1 IMDEA Energía, Biotechnological Processes for Energy Production Unit, Móstoles, Madrid 28935, Spain 2 CIEMAT, Renewable Energy Division,…

MetGen is cordially inviting our partners and collaborators to visit 18th European RISI Conference

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MetGen is using cutting-edge biotechnology to unleash the full power of pulp and paper enzymes for improving production efficiency and lowering energy consumption in an affordable way together with customers in…

Entsyymeillä miljoonasäästöt paperiteollisuuteen (Kauppalehti 9.6.2015)

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MetGenin pilottilaboratoriossa luodaan prosessit entsyymien teollista tuotantoa varten. Teknologiajohtaja Matti Heikkilän mukaan ensimmäiset teolliset sovellukset otetaan sellunvalmistuksessa käyttöön vuoden loppuun mennessä. Kaarinalaisen MetGenin kehittämillä entsyymeillä voidaan saada jopa 10-25 prosentin…

Kaarinalaisen MetGenin entsyymit tuovat metsäteollisuudelle miljoonasäästöt

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Prosessin nopeuttaminen, energiansäästö ja ympäristörasituksen pienentäminen ovat jatkuvia haasteita muun muassa paperi- ja selluteollisuudelle. Kaarinalaisen MetGen Oy:n kehittämät entsyymit tarjoavat niihin vihreän ratkaisun, joka vakuutti myös EU:n Horisontti 2020 -rahoittajat.…

Finalistiesittely MetGen Oy: Mukana luomassa biotalouden verkostoja

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Finalist Introduction MetGen Oy: Playing a part in creating networks for bioindustry MetGen develops enzymatic products for biofuels, pulp and paper production. MetGen produces enzymes, which save energy and speed…

Finnish companies included in two prominent global lists of top cleantech companies

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Cleantech Finland member Metgen, along with Finnish companies Ekonor and Visedo, are included in in the list of The Global Cleantech Cluster Association’s Later Stage Award Top 30 semi-finalists. Metgen…

MetGen named in 2013 Global Cleantech 100

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MetGen is named in the prestigious 2013 Global Cleantech 100 list that recognizes the world’s top cleantech companies most likely to make the biggest market impact over the next 5-10 years.…

Emerald Fund III invests in industrial enzyme developer MetGen

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Emerald Technology Ventures is pleased to announce the first investment from its new Fund:MetGen Oy, a Finnish industrial biotech company that develops industrial enzyme solutions for the pulp & paper…