ExpandFibre R&D collaboration and ecosystem building with Fortum

Starting date

May 01, 2020

Contact person

Katariina Kemppainen

Metsä Group and Fortum have launched a 50 M€ R&D collaboration and an innovation ecosystem to accelerate the development of sustainable bioproducts, supported by a grant from Business Finland. Metsä Spring takes the lead in this collaboration scheme on behalf of Metsä Group and carries out R&D related to sustainable textile fibres, 3D fibre products and biocomposites on its own and jointly with Metsä Fibre, Metsä Board and Fortum. The ambition of ExpandFibre is to meet the growing demands for sustainable textile fibres and other added value biomaterials. See more information at