Chempolis OY-Chempolis Biorefining Park

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Address : Lääketehtaantie 1 , Oulu , Finland , FI-90660

Chempolis is private independent medium sized company (est. 1995) who supplies sustainable globally patented biorefining technologies. Chemplis processes selectively fractionates biomass, enabling the fractions to be converted into high-purity ethanol, biochemicals, and energy with low input of enzymes and high yield.
Chempolis Ltd. is a leading Finnish biorefining technology company providing profitable and sustainable solutions for biomass, sugar, fuel, palm oil, chemical and paper industries. Chempolis’ core products are the two patented third generation technologies for biorefining of residual biomasses: formicobio™ for the co-production of non-food cellulosic bioethanol, biochemicals and biocoal, and formicofib™ for the co-production of non-wood papermaking fibers (i.e. pulp), biochemicals and biocoal.

Chempolis technologies produce multiple value-added products while minimizing environmental impact and maximizing social benefits. They are effluent-free, produce no CO2 or sulphuric emissions, and can produce surplus bioenergy.

In 2009, Chempolis commissioned a biorefinery in Finland, which also functions as a technology centre for testing customer’s raw materials for bioethanol, biochemicals, and papermaking fibres. Chempolis technologies are acknowledged by International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the US Energy Department.

CEO is Esa Rouso. Pasi Rouso is president of Chempolis Asia Pacific. Dr. Juha Anttila is vice president Technology. Dr. Päivi Rouso is vice president, E&D and IPR.

formicobio™ technology fractionates all the main components present in lignocellulose into cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin. The selectivity of the process means that we can apply optimised processes for each fraction and achieve high conversion levels and pure products – delivering some 40% of higher sales revenues to customer than 2G technologies do.

The pure cellulose produced can be enzymatically hydrolysed into pure glucose very easily, using less enzymes. Pure glucose can be fermented into ethanol rapidly. In addition to providing the base for bioethanol, glucose is also a platform for various biochemicals.

Pure hemicellulose sugars can be processed into ethanol, furfural, and acetic acid, for example. A versatile xylose platform can be tailored according to customer needs.

The pure lignin produced can be used in energy generation, to make a biorefinery based on formicobio™ technology self-sufficient in energy or can be refined into end-product.

formicobio™ technology is based on the use of a novel sulphur-free biosolvent, which enables the biosolvent and water circulation within the process to be fully closed, preventing the generation of waste. As the biosolvent is completely recoverable and the process requires a low level of enzyme input and is self-sufficient in terms of energy, formicobio™ offers excellent cost-effectiveness combined with high sustainability and low carbon footprint.


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