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Technip Energies and MetGen Join Forces to Industrialize METNIN® Lignin Refining Technology


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Technip Energies and MetGen Oy, announce a collaboration for the industrialization of METNIN® technology for the valorization of lignin. Lignin is a high-volume waste stream of biorefineries that is currently burned.

METNIN® is an enzymatic process technology that enables the fractionation of lignin from lignocellulosic feedstocks to produce various renewable bio-products. Technip Energies and MetGen have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly bring a standardized solution for lignin refining to the global market.

Bhaskar Patel, SVP Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals & Circularity of Technip Energies, commented: “We are pleased to work with MetGen to commercialize METNIN® technology which is a game changer for the future operators of biorefineries. The technology transforms a high-volume waste stream into valuable end-products. The technology unlocks lignocellulosic biomass valorization in biorefineries, and enables lignin to be a source of a sustainable and renewable products.”

Alex Michine, CEO at MetGen Oy commented: “We are proud to work shoulder to shoulder to solve biorefinery bottlenecks and finally enable lignin as  sustainable and renewable alternative to petrochemicals and oil-based materials”


About Technip Energies

Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition, with leadership positions in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management. The company benefits from its robust project delivery model supported by extensive technology, products and services offering.

Operating in 34 countries, our 15,000 people are fully committed to bringing our client’s innovative projects to life, breaking boundaries to accelerate the energy transition for a better tomorrow.

Technip Energies is listed on Euronext Paris with American depositary receipts (“ADRs”). For further information:


About MetGen Oy

MetGen designs and markets novel enzymatic solutions for the most challenging of industrial conditions to address our customer’s specific challenges. MetGen was founded in 2008 and is based in Kaarina, Finland. MetGen’s enzymes – METZYME® – are industrial, highly-active, natural catalysts that accelerate chemical reactions and company uses advances in genetic engineering and microbiology to adapt enzymes to harsh industrial conditions and to handle a variety of lignocellulosic substrates. MetGen aims to be a widely recognized supplier of industrial enzymes, significantly contributing to the economics and sustainability of process industries such as biofuels and renewable chemicals. MetGen’s competitive advantage is in tailoring or adapting enzymes to meet customer’s specific needs.



Annette Morgan

Head of Marketing & Communications – Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals & Circularity

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