MetGen’s biotech innovation fuels change

April 11, 2017

Finnish company MetGen has invented a revolutionary chemo-enzymatic pathway that boosts the efficiency and economics of renewable chemicals production.

Industry

Salofa to commercialise blue-green algae test

February 1, 2017

Salofa, a company spun out of Finnish research, intends to bring the first easy-to-use the blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) quick test to the Nordic consumer market this year.

Kemira to expand ASA capacity in China

January 11, 2017

Finnish chemicals company Kemira is making a multi-million-euro investment in expanding the production line of sizing agent (ASA) at its Nanjing site in China.

Finnish and Chinese firms partner for pulp mill

November 18, 2016

According to media reports, Finnish Boreal Bioref has signed a letter of intent with the Chinese CAMC Engineering over an investment in a new pulp mill project.

Finnish MetGen wins award for innovation

October 31, 2016

The Finnish enzyme producer MetGen has won the John Sime Award at the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB).

Brainshake looks for regulatory approval and internationalisation

October 4, 2016

Finnish blood analysis company Brainshake has raised two million euros in Series B funding.

Technology Academy Finland awards biochemistry innovator

May 24, 2016

Biochemical engineer Frances Arnold wins the Finnish 2016 Millennium Technology Prize for directed evolution revolution.

Explosive growth of Biolan’s sales in China

April 19, 2016

Finnish ecological farming and green area management company Biolan has gained a strong foothold in China’s markets. Sales of the company’s composters are expected to grow up to 400 per cent annually.

Eevia provides Arctic bounty to the world

February 24, 2016

Foods, nutritional supplements and even cosmetics are enriched by the far north’s unique natural resources.

Rapid identification of infectious diseases developed in Finland

June 23, 2015

The Turku company Abacus Diagnostica Oy has developed a DNA-based laboratory test for the rapid identification of infectious diseases.

Kemira makes water cleaner

May 15, 2014

Clean water is a vital prerequisite for life, but it is also chemistry. Municipal water treatment has been the backbone of Kemira’s business for about 50 years. In general, Kemira focuses on pulp and paper, oil and gas, mining and water treatment.