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Innovative Bioproducts Finland


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Innovative Finnish bioproduct and techology companies have expertise in fiber based products, organic formulations for health care and cosmetics, and the circular economy.

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Innovative Bioproducts Finland

  2. 2. 2 FINLAND HAS A STRONG POSITION IN BIOECONOMY • Globally leading forest-based sector • Top-level bioeconomy research, development and infrastructure • Long tradition of close co-operation between research and industry • Growing amount of innovative SMEs • Supporting governmental policy FIRST CLASS BIOECONOMY EXPERTISE FROM FINLAND • Sustainable use of renewable materials • Decrease of oil dependency • Decrease of CO2 emissions WHAT FINLAND OFFERS TO YOU
  3. 3. 33 HIGH QUALITY RAW MATERIALS FROM FINLAND FORESTS ARE A PRODUCTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE SOURCE OF HIGH QUALITY BIOMASS WHAT FINLAND OFFERS TO YOU • High quality biomass develops in slowly growing Finnish trees in the pure Finnish nature. • Annual forest use in Finland is 60 million m3 • Room for additional use of 20-25 million m3 due to sustainalble smart forestry practices
  4. 4. 4 • In-depth understanding of the whole value chain from feedstock to production • Open-minded integration of cross- disciplinary sciences – combining natural sciences with design and business development • Innovative, reliable and scalable processing technologies from fiber based biomass to various end products • “Open access” pilots and demonstration platforms for biochemicals, liquid biofuels and biomaterials TOPCLASS EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH AND HIGH QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE WHAT FINLAND OFFERS TO YOU
  5. 5. 5 WHAT FINLAND OFFERS TO YOU • Textile industry • Composites for industrial applications and consumer appliances • Packaging industry • Construction • Health care • Circular economy INNOVATIVE AND TAILORED CUSTOMER SOLUTIONS
  6. 6. 6 WHAT FINLAND OFFERS TO YOU CIRCULAR ECONOMY • Leading expertise in waste minimizing, raw material reuse and recycling, energy recovery and final disposal • Globally, 90% of raw materials used end up as waste • In Finland, over 80% of cardboard and paper is circulated, whereas in the world the amount is less than 60% • Extensive experience in industrial waste and side stream reuse, recycling and energy recovery • Finland has developed new waste refinery and biorefinery concepts that are already in operation in Finland
  7. 7. 7 WHAT FINLAND OFFERS TO YOU • Unique platform for bio based production – Innovative companies looking for industrial investments • Objects for VC investments • Partnering with innovative SMEs for new business options
  10. 10. 10 FINNISH OFFERING PACKAGES BIOCHEMICALS BIOCHEMICALS • Laboratory scale manufacturing technologies of platform and drop-in chemicals • IPR available for licensing and up-scaling
  11. 11. 11 FINNISH OFFERING PACKAGES: BIOFUELS • Advanced biofuel production technologies also from challenging feedstock offering unique solutions LIQUID BIOFUEL PRODUCTION BIOGAS PRODUCTION • Efficient and scalable biogas production systems to replace fossil fuels
  12. 12. 12 FINNISH OFFERING PACKAGES BIOMATERIALS Innovative production technologies and new product applications for • Novel fiber materials and modificates • Textile fibers • Composites • Packaging materials • Construction materials • Interiors and design • Cosmetics and health care • Consumer appliances BIOMATERIALS
  13. 13. FINNISH OFFERING - Biomaterials
  15. 15. 15 METGEN EMPOWERING INDUSTRIES TO GET MOST OUT OF BIOMASS THROUGH ENZYMATIC SOLUTIONS PULP & PAPER • Individual mill can save millions of euros a year in energy savings • Strong focus in fiber quality and strength improvement • Additional benefits such as reduced raw material cost or chemical usage INNOVATIONS • Continuously developing new enzymes for challenging applications • Develops and delivers new and novel enzymes in industrial quantity and industry leading time RENEWABLE CHEMICALS • Revolutionizes production of bio-based chemicals by improving economics of each processing step • Solves challenges in pre- treatment, hydrolysis and conversions of value-added chemicals beyond sugars
  16. 16. 16 FAST: Short development cycle FLEXIBLE: Tailored enzyme design to meet challenging industrial conditions ADAPTABLE: Producing large amounts of different enzymes, cost-effectively and supplying globally PROVEN: Several novel enzymes from concept to validation at industrial scale and production ENZINE® TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM EMPOWERING INDUSTRIES TO GET MOST OUT OF BIOMASS THROUGH ENZYMATIC SOLUTIONS METGEN
  17. 17. 17 BETULIUM NANOCELLULOSE FROM AGROWASTE Converting agricultural waste material to nanocellulose Betulium FineFibre • Creates and manages value chain for FineFibre • Applications developed in cooperation with customers • Around 10 joint development agreements with large raw material processors and multinational industrial industries
  18. 18. 18 BETULIUM NANOCELLULOSE FROM AGROWASTE CUSTOMER BENEFITS • Price comparable to the cheapest polymers available • Replaces or supplements synthetic organic polymers • Several industrial applications • Low capital investment requirements and relatively easy upscaling potential • Several raw-material options
  19. 19. 19 VAPO FIBERS FIBER RAW MATERIAL & SOLUTIONS • Usage in manufacturing of construction materials, interior and acoustic panels, non-woven textiles, molded products, composites, MDF-boards and in other fiber containing products • Ecologically sustainable • Slowly renewable raw-material • Natural state wetlands are not used • Production is ecologically sustainable • Doesn’t compete with food chain production • Doesn’t require irrigation, pesticides, fertilizers nor public subsidies
  20. 20. 20 VAPO FIBERS FIBER RAW MATERIAL & SOLUTIONS • Our customer’s added value is based on the special features of our fractionated peat fibers • Hydrophilic when dry: water-repellent (hydrophobic), absorb oil (oilophilic), antibacterial, fungistatic, good thermal insulator, lightweight, reinforces composites, captures heavy metals, ecologic • Tailored fibers & application / solution for innovative products • New and superior properties compared to cellulose and other fibers Water Oil Oil on water Peat fibers are water-repellent! and oil absorbing… but still floating
  21. 21. 21 SPINNOVA FIBRE YARN DIRECTLY FROM MARKET PULP Sustainable alternatives for cotton and oil based yarns • Patented technology • Production of textile yarns directly from wood fibers • Environmentally lean technology with no extra chemical treatments of pulp fibres • Spinnova textile yarns are completely recyclable and very cost competitive
  22. 22. 22 SPINNOVA FIBRE YARN DIRECTLY FROM MARKET PULP CUSTOMER BENEFITS • 99% less water vs. cotton yarn • 80% less energy used vs. cotton yarn • 50% less land used vs. cotton yarn • Sustainable raw material supply • Lower production costs than cotton yarn
  23. 23. 23 INFINITED FIBER COMPANY REVOLUTIONIZING TEXTILE AND FASHION INDUSTRIES New manmade fiber made out of textile or paper waste • Affordable and economical material for fashion industry • Process technology (CCA) allows to produce cellulosic carbamate fibers out of textile waste, paper waste and renewable biomaterials • CCA technology licensed to pulp, finer and biomass producers as well as waste management companies
  24. 24. 24 INFINITED FIBER COMPANY The manmade cellulosic market is expected to grow from EUR 6 to 30 billion by 2030 CUSTOMER BENEFITS • Sustainable – can be recycled infinitely • Ecological – better than current competing alternatives such as viscose • Affordable fashion – the technology is 20-40% more economical than other solutions REVOLUTIONIZING TEXTILE AND FASHION INDUSTRIES CONTRACTS WITH SEVERAL GLOBAL BRANDS • IKEA • H&M • VF Corporation (Lee, Wrangler, North Face, Kipling, Vans etc.)
  25. 25. 25 PAPTIC WOOD-BASED ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTICS Developing, producing and marketing an innovative wood-based packaging material. PAPTIC® is an alternative to non-renewable oil-based plastics. • Renewable, recyclable, re-usable and resource efficient • The most important component is sustainably sourced wood fiber • Unique differentiation by combining ecology with premium quality impression • Scalable business model based on existing paper industry infrastructure
  26. 26. 26 PAPTIC WOOD-BASED ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTICS CUSTOMER BENEFITS • Combines the sustainability of paper with versatility of plastic • High value image and possibility of re-use • Possibility for brands to differentiate by sustainability REFERENCES • Seppälä, the biggest family-owned fashion retailer in Finland, has used Paptic bags since June 2016 • Several customer deals closed and hundreds of thousands of bags delivered in 2016 • Collaboration with multi-billion brand owners to co-develop new packaging concepts
  27. 27. 27 WELMU INTERNATIONAL Finnish startup cleantech company on a mission to develop high-quality solutions to global marine plastic pollution using renewable resources Revolutionary biodegradable wood- based material to replace traditional plastic film in packaging applications Creating a more sustainable option for grocers and consumers everywhere: Brand value by association Ecologically sustainable future of packaging: No plastic waste, unlimited resources of raw materials CUSTOMER BENEFITS • Sustainable / ecological • Can be manufactured with existing machinery and processes, no new investments needed • Nearly unlimited resources of raw materials BIODEGRADABLE MATERIAL TO REPLACE TRADITIONAL PLASTIC FILM
  28. 28. 28 ARCTIC BIOMATERIALS BIODEGRADABLE GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLA MATERIALS • Reduction of carbon footprint and use of non-renewable energy • Biodegradable composite which is and can be processed as current glass fiber reinforced polymers • Materials used successfully in the medical industry • Suitable also for demanding technical applications - high-performance biodegradable and bio-based alternative Houseware: Microwave, dishwasher, creep, food approval Automotive: Temp resistant, high impact, high stiffness Telecom: Dimensional stability, flatness, weld line strength Healthcare: Medical approved, ISO certified manufacturing, continuous fiber products
  29. 29. 29 ARCTIC BIOMATERIALS BIODEGRADABLE GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLA MATERIALS PRODUCTS Biodegradable glass fiber reinforced products • Excellent stiffness and strength • Excellent impact resistance • Good creep and fatigue behavior • Dimensional stability and low warpage Nano-composite products • Excellent impact resistance, higher than ABS • Excellent stiffness and strength • High temperature resistance • Good surface properties CUSTOMER BENEFITS • Unique biodegradable glass technology • True customer focus with tailor-made bio- solutions • Can be processed as current glass fiber reinforced polymers • World class research and laboratory facilities for R&D • Supply stability in terms of quality, quantity and long-term relationship
  30. 30. 30 SULAPAC THE FIRST PREMIUM ECO-PACKAGE IN THE WORLD • Fully biodegradable • Made of wood from sustainably managed forests • As functional as plastic, but without the waste problem • Can be processed as plastic: injection molding, extrusion, blow molding • The barrier properties can be further improved by Sulapac® barrier coatings depending on the application • Patent pending technology
  31. 31. 31 JOSPAK CUSTOMER BENEFITS • Sustainable alternative to plastic trays • Potential to extend product shelf life • Printed boardtray helps brand owners to differentiate and reduce over-packing • Compatible with existing packing process • Recyclable packaging CARDBOARD TRAYS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD INDUSTRY SOLUTION • Jospak tray combines the best functionalities of board and plastic • Based on renewable and recyclable board • Contains up to 85% less plastic than rigid plastic trays • Gas-proof solution for packing of diverse food products in MAP
  32. 32. 32 JOSPAK CARDBOARD TRAYS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD INDUSTRY NEXT STEPS • Several patents pending • Pilot-scale operations ongoing • Commercialization in 2018
  33. 33. 33 LUMIR BIOFIBRE BASED ACOUSTIC SOLUTIONS Aesthetic and durable solution for decreasing echo and improving comfort • Sprayable biobased solution for ceilings and walls • Tough, durable and fireproof • Easy to install and customize • Contains no harmful glass fibers or VOCs
  35. 35. WALL+ CUSTOMISED EASILY INSTALLABLE LIGHT WEIGHT WALL TILES Finnish design concept offering materials for decorating and renovating any spaces • 100% biobased • Unique, customized, and recyclable • Water durable, easy to install - can be cut or sawn without fragmentations • CompoFIBER makes the Wall+ 3-6 times lighter than competing tiles
  36. 36. 36 WALL+ CUSTOMISED EASILY INSTALLABLE LIGHT WEIGHT WALL TILES Wood composite, advanced molding technique and unique production system together allow unlimited possibilities to make designs no other manufacturers can do
  37. 37. 37 WOODIO Completely new approach to interior design and building Environmentally friendly and recyclable alternative for ceramics Disruptive technology in the bathroom furniture segment Finnish material development and design start-up First product segment is mass produced wooden bathroom furniture: washbasins, toilet seats, tiles, etc WATERPROOF AND CAST MOULDABLE WOOD MATERIAL
  38. 38. 38 WOODIO REFERENCES • Sales started May 2017 • 3 customer projects delivered: luxury hotel, fine dining restaurant, design office • Dozens of new projects on the table CUSTOMER BENEFITS • Unique design and outlook for your bathroom • More sustainable building and home • Easier installation and improved comfort of living WATERPROOF AND CAST MOULDABLE WOOD MATERIAL
  39. 39. 39 NAAVA UNIQUE AIR PURIFYING PLANT WALLS Global leader in biological air purification with patented technology, solving a $500 billion health problem • Naava smart greenwalls combine nature and technology to help thousands feel better on a daily basis • Sales & maintenance business model: “healthy air as a service” • Some of Naava’s associated benefits: Increased productivity, reduced stress and improved cognitive performance • Watch how Naava Smart Greenwall works:
  40. 40. 40 NAAVA UNIQUE AIR PURIFYING PLANT WALLS • The products are already used in hundreds of offices, meeting rooms and other indoor spaces in Finland and Sweden by over 200 customers including Finnair, Wärtsilä, Valmet, AstraZeneca, GE Healthcare, Radisson Blu, Hilton, Hanken, HJK and HIFK. • Currently showcasing international scalability in Stockholm • Over 3 M€ in cumulative sales - successfully raised 6 M€ in funding • Forbes: The Hottest Lifestyle Startup Trends for 2015, Talouselämä: TOP20 Startup in Finland 2016, Cleantech Finland flagship company
  41. 41. OUTDOOR PRODUCTS MADE FROM NATURAL FIBRE COMPOSITE MATERIAL 41 KUPILKA CUSTOMER BENEFITS • Ecological choice • Smoother to touch • Improved thermal insulation • Stiff and strong structure • Organic and unique appearance • Wide operating temperature (-30°C..+100°C) • More durable and strong – long life span • Dishwasher safe • Easy to maintain, no extra care needed • Insensitive to water and humidity • Easy to clean • Recyclable
  42. 42. OUTDOOR PRODUCTS MADE FROM NATURAL FIBRE COMPOSITE MATERIAL 42 KUPILKA CUSTOMER BENEFITS • Ecological choice • Smoother to touch • Improved thermal insulation • Stiff and strong structure • Organic and unique appearance • Wide operating temperature (-30°C..+100°C) • More durable and strong – long life span • Dishwasher safe • Easy to maintain, no extra care needed • Insensitive to water and humidity • Easy to clean • Recyclable
  44. 44. SKIN & NAIL CARE ANIMAL CARE 44 REPOLAR PHARMACEUTICALS WOUND AND SKIN CARE PRODUCTS FROM SPRUCE RESIN • Researches, develops and markets wound and skin care products for both human and animal healthcare • Products and solutions are based on active components of the Norway Spruce resin using the Resol Technology developed by Repolar • Active ingredients from the resin are strongly antimicrobial and have anti- inflammatory and re-epithelialization enhancing properties • Products are CE marked medical devices with comprehensive clinical evidence WOUND CARE
  45. 45. 45 NAVITER NATURAL BERRY EXTRACTS FOR COSMETICS AND HEALTH CARE • Innovative products for cosmetics and health care • Safe natural components from organic Finnish berries and with stem cell technologies • Customized natural private label cosmetics
  46. 46. 46 GWC GOOD WORLD COSMETICS HIGH QUALITY SKIN CARE LINE FOR HOLISTIC WELL-BEING KEY CONCEPT • Clean, Finnish skin care line that is suitable for everybody - from normal to sensitive skin types • Innovative product design respects the values of nature - from the product itself to the packaging choices • The highest quality is secured by using Finnish luxury raw materials in our product development • Our innovative products are 100% natural cosmetics CUSTOMER BENEFITS • High quality products that add to your well-being everyday • Antioxidants protect the skin and natural, high-quality active ingredients provide a nourishing, firming and moisturizing effect • 100% cleanliness. No harmful chemicals or synthetic fragrances have been used in the manufacturing process • Suitable for customers who value that there’s no animal testing and all products are vegan
  47. 47. 47 GWC GOOD WORLD COSMETICS HIGH QUALITY SKIN CARE LINE FOR HOLISTIC WELL-BEING REFERENCES • CHOICE Finland is investing in recyclable product packaging • We are also developing and widening our retail channel in Europe and globally • Unique, high quality products from Finland’s nature, 100% natural • Reliable partnership with proven processes • Readiness and willingness for flexible co-operation of various kinds
  48. 48. 48 FOREST OF LAPLAND ARCTIC BERRY, PLANT AND WOOD EXTRACTS A producer of standardized herbal extracts and natural active substances for pharmaceutical, health food and cosmetic industries • Increase the use of berry, plant, tree and coniferous origin extracts in cosmetics products, lotions and health food • Natural and organic ingredients are extracted without synthetic chemicals utilizing pressured hot water extraction technology • Reliable & transparent supply and production chain, access to arctic raw materials • Own natural cosmetics line Davvi
  49. 49. 49 FOREST OF LAPLAND ARCTIC BERRY, PLANT AND WOOD EXTRACTS STRONG EXPERTISE IN R&D • R&D for new extracts and cosmetics products • Strong collaboration with universities and research institutes • Searching for a collaboration partner for the extracts development OFFERING • Effective active ingredients from arctic nature: extracts and berry waters • Multiple variety of different arctic origin plant and berry extracts: liquids and powders • 100% natural product, no parabens, no synthetic chemicals - pure arctic raw materials from Lapland
  50. 50. 50 INNOMOST OFFERING • Ultimately biodegradable, sustainable products derived from pine and birch • Strong expertise in the field of organic chemistry combined with the passion for Finnish nature WOOD BASED POLYMERIC OILS AND ACTIVE INGREDIENTS FOR COSMETIC APPLICATIONS
  51. 51. 51 MONTISERA OFFERING • Discovering, developing and commercializing bioactive compounds to be used in novel products in pharmaceutical and food industries • Global partner network of universities, science companies, laboratories, contract research organizations (CRO) • Four bioactive compounds in development platform in different stages of the development. • Focus in the early stage development of the compounds, where the development cycle in the different phases is shorter (1-3 years). EMPOWERING MOLECULE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH COOPERATION CUSTOMER BENEFITS • Shortened time-to-market • Savings in R&D costs • More advanced NPD pipeline • Avoidance of the starting phase risk
  52. 52. 52 MONTISERA Alcoholism Parkinson’s disease Lower Urinary Tract Diseases Bark Extracts Discovery In vitro In vivo Efficacy ADME Tox Phase I Alzheimer’s disease EMPOWERING MOLECULE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH COOPERATION
  54. 54. 54 CRISOLTEQ PROCESSING INDUSTRIAL SIDE PRODUCTS OPPORTUNITIES IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY • Expected to become EUR 800 bn business • For Finland this means EUR 1,5 - 2 bn opportunity • More than 1,6 m tons of waste containing metal dumped annually in Finland • One of the largest dumps contains metals worth around EUR 30 m - Potential for Finland can be estimated to more than EUR 100 m CIRCULAR WORKS® and CWORKS® are CRISOLTEQ’S contribution to building resource efficient circular economy Crisolteq sees unprocessed raw materials in industrial waste SERVICE OFFERING Reclaims valuables from side products generated at chemical plants using hydrometallurgical routes PRODUCT OFFERING CWORKS® magnesium sulfate CWORKS® ferric phosphate CWORKS® chromium phosphate CWORKS® ammonium nickel sulfate
  55. 55. 55 RECALKALINE MICRONUTRIENTS FROM ALKALINE BATTERIES • Economically efficient recycling of alkaline batteries • Micro nutrients to produce fertilizers for sustainable farming and food chain • Process also produces other raw materials
  56. 56. 56 OTHERS
  57. 57. BIOSAFE SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF FEED ADDITIVES For all phases of your product development • The authorization of feed additives in the EU requires a complex set of safety studies • Comprehensive safety assessment of additives. A special focus on microbial preparations and biotechnologically manufactured products. • Extensive partner network both in Finland and abroad enabling a flexible respond to the customer needs CUSTOMER BENEFITS • Confidence • Competence • Flexibility • Comprehensive test battery to comply with the regulatory requirements • For all phases of your product development
  58. 58. BIOSAFE SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF FEED ADDITIVES RELIABLE EVALUATION OF TOXICITY • Safety assessment of feed additives in the EU: Laboratory tests for European Food Safety Authority authorization • Biotests for packaging, paper and board industry • Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity tests for packaging industry - Test pattern optimized to ensure the eligibility of the packaging material for food contact • Screening tests for product development phase and ISO standard protocols for final product testing • Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity tests for pet foods