Episome is a biotechnology company that was founded as a research&development laboratory. Episome Biotech focuses on industrial enzyme technologies. Episome aims to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly products for biogas, textile, leather, paper, starch, detergent, rubber and biofuel industries.
Episome offers innovative and sustainable solutions which solve paper industry’s massive waste problem. Episome’s newly developed technology, Epicellulyse XT, enables use of paper mill sludge (waste) in biogas/renewable energy and organic fertilizer production. Previously paper mill sludge was not suitable for biogas production due to its cellulose content. The material caused crust formation in biogas digesters and hard to digest cellulose did not release enough nutrients for biogas production. One possibility was to use commercial cellulases, but their costs were not feasible for such an operation. Epicellulyse XT is used in pretreatment of paper mill sludge and making it ideal for biogas process. It also helps the companies to reduce their carbon footprint.