METabolic Explorer

Year of creation: 1999
Status: SA
Workforce: 70 on the Biopôle (450 people in the group)
% of the turnover dedicated to R&D: 100
Patents: 400
Accreditations: CIR

Biopôle Clermont-Limagne
1 rue Emile Duclaux
63360 Saint-Beauzire

Emilie Plane
Communication manager
Phone: +33 473 334 300


Designer, developer and producer of eco-responsible bioprocesses.
European leader in the production by fermentation of ingredients of natural origin.

Using renewable raw materials, the company develops and industrialises innovative and competitive industrial fermentation processes as alternative to petrochemical processes to meet consumers’ new societal expectations and the objectives of the energy transition. Its functional ingredients of natural origin are used in the formulation of cosmetic products, nutrition-animal health or as intermediates for the synthesis of biomaterials.

The METEX NØØVISTA production unit, located in Carling (Moselle), allows the METEX Group to bring 1.3 propanediol (PDO) and butyric acid (BA) on the market.

The acquisition of AANE, which has become METEX NØØVISTAGO, the leading European producer of amino acids for animal nutrition, enables the METEX Group to realize its ambition to become one of the world market leaders in functional ingredients produced by fermentation.

Based at the Clermont Limagne technology park, near Clermont-Ferrand, METabolic EXplorer is listed on Euronext in Paris (Compartment B, METEX) and is included in the CAC Small Index.