Our mission

To create a better world for future generations, one biomaterial at a time.

Central to our work is reducing the world’s reliance on virgin and fossil-based resources, achieving new circular solutions, and enabling impact at scale.

The time is now.

The Company

Born from Aalto University, we are a spin-off that is boldly charging into the future. We partner with the most forward-thinking scientists, companies, industrial leaders, and innovators to unleash the potential of cellulose, biomaterials, and biotechnologies – driving the green transition forward with passion and purpose.

From our groundbreaking, patented AaltoCellTM technology and Norratex fiber innovation – to BIG, our bio innovation garage – we collaborate to discover and develop sustainable, cellulose-based solutions for a better world.

Our dedication to innovation and sustainability drives us to push boundaries and create a positive impact in the world, one step at a time.

Our story


Nordic Bioproducts Group was founded by Olli Kähkönen and Olli Dahl

2020 - 2021

Operative laboratory work starts
Own laboratory was built, the birth of BIG
First commercial R&D projects
Team of 10 academics


CMPC collaboration & equity investment, (Norratex™ project)
Business Finland funding for piloting plant
Lappeenranta pilot factory building starts
Team of 15 academics


Taaleri equity investment
NBG selected as a member of EU Horizon PESCO-UP project
Team of 25 academics
BIG facility for R&D and piloting ready


Commercial production begins for our flagship Microcrystalline Cellulose

Together we can make the future.


Olli Kähkönen
Co-founder and CEO
Olli Dahl
Kari Vanhatalo
Kalle Riihinen

Board of Directors

Risto Innanen M.Sc. (Econ.)
Chairman of the Board
Tero Saarno M.Sc. (Tech.)
Taaleri Bioindustry
Felipe Alcalde JD, MBA
CMPC Ventures
Petri Nikkilä M.Sc. (Econ.)
ING Bank N.V.

Next generation
of MCC

Discover purity and excellence like never before with our Microcrystalline Cellulose – setting new standards in quality and performance.

Better products for
people, business and planet.

At the crossroads of creativity and cutting-edge technology, our solutions transcend boundaries, reaching across diverse industries – from food and pharmaceuticals to cosmetics, and more.

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