FineCell is a chemical company offering cellulosic micro-fibrils originating from the forest, to help manufacturers develop new products with new features, reduce carbon footprints, explore new business opportunities, and attract new customers.
FineCell’s technology is based on several years of top research performed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, which is a global leader in research of polymers and materials from renewable resources. FineCell’s technology is patented in Sweden, with patents pending across global geographies.
FineCell’s technology makes production of cellulosic micro-fibrils more cost efficient than competing technologies. The resulting two products, cellulose powder and cellulose hydrogel, possess physical and chemical properties differing from competing products, which enable the two products to provide differentiated benefits for their users.
FineCell’s target business areas are reinforcements for lightweight composites, ingredients for cosmetics, additives for paints, and consumables for biomedical applications.
FineCell is currently supported by a project funding provided by Vinnova (Sweden’s government agency for innovation). Besides, since Nov 2017 FineCell has been enrolled in EIT InnoEnergy’s (InnoEnergy is the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology) Highway™ acceleration program.
CEO | Co-founder
Kloce received his PhD in Fiber and Polymer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2015, and is one of the inventors of FineCell’s technology. Kloce is passionate about converting scientific research results into viable business ideas and has been determined to commercialize FineCell’s technology. Although trained as a chemist, Kloce has been enthusiastic about learning and practicing new business skills to grow as an entrepreneur and drive FineCell towards commercial success.
CTO | Co-founder
Jonatan is one of the inventors of FineCell’s technology. He received his Master’s degree in Chemical Science and Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2013, and is planning on receiving his PhD degree in Fiber and Polymer Science in mid 2019. Jonatan’s research focuses on developing FineCell’s technology as well as exploring applications of FineCell’s products. Earlier research done by Jonatan has focused on antibacterial materials produced from cellulose using environmentally friendly processes and valorization of lignin using catalytic methods. The common theme of Jonatan’s work is to utilize chemicals and materials from renewable resources for applications with high value and great market potential.
Technical Advisor | Co-founder
Prof. Monica Ek is one of the inventors of FineCell’s technology. Thanks to her earlier experience in working at large corporates, Monica has deep understanding of the industry of renewable chemicals and materials, as well as broad customer networks in relevant fields. As a professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and division head, Monica has strong interpersonal skills, leadership skills, as well as scientific research background. As a co-founder of FineCell, Monica is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship.
Business Development Director
Mats holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University. Mats has long and broad experiences in business development, strategic planning, and C-level management at international corporations, especially in the field of value-creating raw materials. He worked many years at AkzoNobel in different management positions. He has also worked a number of years within the food industry.