Changing the world with
wood-based polymers.

Ecohelix is a biotechnology company, operating in the field of sustainable biopolymers. Our unique technology utilizes the natural process of wood formation, harnessing the enzymatic process to create high performing polymers. Ecohelix truly provides sustainable, emission reducing polymers to be used in everyday life products.

25%

The amount of hemicellulose in wood. Now unused. In active use by Ecohelix innovation.

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SUSTAINABLE BIOPOLYMERS

Our mission is to make everyday life more sustainable. Ecohelix introduces a unique and patented technology refining hemicellulose from currently untapped pulping industry side streams into high performing biopolymer components.

With the help of the new technology, we can provide green, sustainable alternatives to conventional oil and food-based polymers. The positive impact is remarkable.

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From purpose to technology

DRIVEN BY NATURE

Ecohelix is a biopolymer company. It is also a technology company. It means we think and operate like engineers, and we possess our background in science. As we deal with nature, we also consider ourselves as sustainability driven individuals.

Ecohelix is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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SOLUTIONS AND PRODUCTS

Our solution results high level of performance with low emissions. A forestry side stream, enhancing circularity is used as a raw material for the production in an elegant integrated biomimicking process. It works in two ways. Firstly, through the unique technological process Ecohelix provides high performing biopolymer products to be utilized in multiple identified applications that can be used in packaging construction, cosmetics, textiles, and other applications.

Secondly, we provide a way to reconfigure the pulping industry into more sustainable, more effective and more cost friendly by taking advantage of the previously unused side streams and improve the pulping process.

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PLACE FOR TALENTS

Curios, wanting to make real impact? Then you already
fit in. Ecohelix is a scale-up company, and we grow fast. Join us to revolutionize the production of biopolymers and make a difference turning world greener. To do so, we work as a team where empowerment, respect, reliability, integrity,
and inspiration take place.

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OUR PARTNERS

KEMIRA

A world leading global chemicals company with safe, sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. One of the main focusses of Kemira is on pulp & paper.

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DOMSJÖ FABRIKER

Domsjö Fabriker AB is dissolving pulp mill in Sweden owned by the Aditya Birla group. The Domsjö mill refines wood into cellulose, bioethanol, and lignin via a dissolving pulp process.

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NOVOZYMES

Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. For more than 70 years the company has solved biological problems and has uniquely dedicated to enzymes and microbes.

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INVESTING IN FUTURE

The majority of the products we use every day have oil
based or food-based polymer components. This creates greenhouse gas emissions, which boost the global warming. Now, there is a way to replace harmful oil and food-based with bio-based polymers. Sustainably.

This can be done by mimicking the nature´s own processes. Ecohelix has created a patented technology to revolutionize the production of wood-based, high performing polymers–now in demo scale.
Full scale production is envisioned to start in 2023.

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future as an investor?

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TRL7

Patented technology,
granted in all relevant global markets

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Let´s go to Domsjö

Domsjö Fabriker is a forward looking biorefinery, making more from the tree. Together with the owner, Aditya Birla and the customers, Domsjö Fabriker can help to drive development towards a sustainable bioeconomy that utilizes forest as the unique resource it is. Main products of the company are cellulose, lignin and bioethanol, all with an origin in sustainable Swedish forestry. The relationship between Domsjö and Ecohelix was born during the early days of Ecohelix, when enthusiastic scientists and industrialsts met in the community of Royal Institute of Technology and Greenhous Labs, exchanged ideas, worked to proof their ideas right and started to think about the expansion from lab scale innovation to industry scale production.

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The Ecohelix Origin

Ecohelix’s main innovation is related to hemicellulose, which is on average about 25–30% in trees. It seems downright incredible that it has not been able to take advantage of this before. There was just no insight in between. Now, things have changed and Ecohelix provides a solution: it has been the result of persistent research but was also inspired by fungus and the rainforests of Brazil.

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ABOUT THE COMPANY

Ecohelix AB is an independent biotechnology company, established in 2014 and based in Stockholm, Sweden, where we run our R&D efforts. Biotechnology, polymer chemistry and process technology are the cornerstones of the R&D strategy, enabling the company to build production of high performing and sustainable polymers products, thus bringing them to the market.

The company is financed by private equity as well as national and EU grants. Our VEHICLE project receives funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 837866.

Ecohelix has spent years in the laboratory developing this unique technology. The process has been verified in relevant industrial conditions (TRL 7). Ecohelix has cooperated and established a demo scale plant for production of the hemicellulose-lignin copolymers developed and patented by Ecohelix and supported by Domsjö Fabriker. The technology has proven to be highly efficient and we are now ready to establish a large-scale industrial setup.

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96%

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION AVOIDANCE COMPARED TO COMPETITION

15 000 t/a

LARGE SCALE PRODUCTION CAPACITY

10

YEARS OF RESEARCH

NORDIC EXCELLENCE IN
WOOD-BASED BIOPOLYMERS

“Join us in the journey to make our every day life more sustainable. There is still time to change the direction”

Founder & CEO

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