In a licensing and joint technology development agreement with the USA-based Sweetwater Energy, MetGen’s LIGNO technology platform facilitates the enzymatic breakdown of Sweetwater’s ultra-clean lignin into its fundamental component parts. This will allow the development of a full range of high value lignin-based products.

MetGen’s LIGNO enzyme set is in this case bred for kraft pulp applications. LIGNO’s alkaliphilic enzymes can effectively function at a pH up to 11, where lignin becomes fully soluble, with an added benefit of outstanding thermo-tolerance.

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