BIOCHEMISTRY is the chemistry of the future!
Plant-based biochemistry is an alternative
to unsustainable oil-based chemistry.
In 2050, the world will be home to more than 9 billion people. With oil production being uncertain, how can humanity's needs be satisfied while minimising impacts on the environment? Produce in a different, healthier, and more sustainable way – that is the challenge that METEX wants to help meet.
Twenty years ago, we had a vision of an industrial world without oil and the slightly crazy dream of contributing to this transition with green industrial chemistry. A GLOBAL CHALLENGE. No one had really done it before, and we knew the road would be long and hard. In less than 20 years, one hundred or so passionate researchers have met that challenge by coming up with something better than petrochemistry. Using industrial biochemistry, they have created the basis for producing products essential to daily life without oil and with a superior performance. We have filed over 500 patents worldwide. Two technologies are ready for industrial application to supply the quantity and quality of products needed to satisfy consumer expectations and provide for everyone's well-being.
We have done it, we are 20 years ahead.
Contribute to the necessary transition from petrochemistry to renewable chemistry.
Contribute to producing differently and more sustainably
METabolic EXplorer offers chemical manufacturers viable, long-term alternatives based on renewable resources. Biological chemical processes use renewable plant-based raw materials instead of fossil raw materials to make products that are produced with petrochemicals today.
Develop competitive alternatives
METabolic EXplorer considers the economic performance of each production process to be a fundamental factor of competitiveness in relation to petrochemical processes. It is continually working to improve the efficiency of microorganisms and to make its technologies more competitive, notably by diversifying the supply of renewable raw materials.
Target existing markets with strong growth potential
METabolic EXplorer's aim is to produce basic chemical compounds that already have a large number of industrial applications essential to everyday life. It is therefore targeting existing markets that are clearly defined in terms of production quantities, selling prices, and applications. These are growth markets, each worth from hundreds of millions to several billion euros, for which the product's natural components and sustainability are advantages.