October 31, 2016

Finnish MetGen wins award for innovation

MetGen produces customised industrial enzymes particularly for the processes of the pulp and paper industry.
MetGen produces customised industrial enzymes particularly for the processes of the pulp and paper industry.
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The Finnish enzyme producer MetGen has won the John Sime Award at the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB).

The winner for Most Innovative New Technology was selected by forum participants, who are biotechnology professionals, investors and decision-makers.

MetGen produces customised industrial enzymes particularly for the processes of the pulp and paper industry. The enzymes tailored by MetGen speed up processes in the pulp and paper industry, generating significant savings in energy and raw materials.

“Small companies like us in the biotechnology sector do accept even great challenges and, thereby, risks, in their quest to change the world,” says MetGen’s chief technology officer Matti Heikkilä. “We are also taking the industrial sector in a more sustainable direction and pointing the way for large-scale operators.”

MetGen is already a leading Finnish bioeconomy company, and is now pursuing international growth. MetGen is a part of Finpro’s Innovative Bioproducts Growth Program, alongside with 17 other companies.

 

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