Tag: Metgen

New route to FDCA: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen’s chemo-enzymatic process

New route to FDCA: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen’s chemo-enzymatic process

April 11, 2017 |

This week, news arrived from MetGen that they have developed a novel chemo-enzymatic process that leads to oxidized forms of 5-HMF. They report that “this form of sugar is known to have above 90% conversion yields, whereas fructose dehydration has only around 60% yield”. Alex Michine, CEO continues: “In this context, MetGen’s latest innovation on […]

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Advanced enzymes for lignocellulosic conversion: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen

Advanced enzymes for lignocellulosic conversion: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen

September 25, 2016 |

“Shaping the future of bioenergy and renewable chemicals,” that’s the lofty technological goal which MetGen has set for itself. The company has made a name for itself via participation as a preferred enzyme developer in EU Horizon 2020 projects — overall, it features customized industrial enzymatic solutions for the energy, renewable chemicals and pulp paper […]

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French green fund leads $2.96 million round for Finnish enzymes start-up

French green fund leads $2.96 million round for Finnish enzymes start-up

February 12, 2013 |

In France, Sofinnova Partners’ Green Seed Fund announced it has completed its first investment in MetGen, a start-up company that develops industrial enzymes with applications in pulp and paper, advanced biofuels and bio-chemicals industries. MetGen raised a total of $2.96 million in a financing round led by Sofinnova Green Seed Fund with participation from Finnish […]

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MetGen lands cleantech prize in Eurecan European Venture Contest

MetGen lands cleantech prize in Eurecan European Venture Contest

[ 0 ] January 28, 2011 |

In Finland, enzyme producer MetGen has been awarded the Cleantech company winner of Eurecan European Venture Contest 2010 out of 987 applications from 24 countries. The company has developed innovative enzymes for use in second generation ethanol production as well as for wastewater treatment and to speed up pulp and paper processing. In the contest, […]

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