A new way to analyze biomass

Mantex develops and sells solutions for the analysis of wood-based raw materials and biomass in the paper and pulp industry, the bioenergy industry, and other sectors.

Great savings and environmental gains for customers

We have developed the FlowScanner and Biomass Analyzer measuring systems, which use X-ray technology and advanced software to analyze the moisture and ash content of wood-based raw materials and biomass. The measurement data enables both significant financial savings and great environmental gains for customers in the bioenergy and paper and pulp industries.

Our technology contributes to the green transition

The FlowScanner contributes to a more optimized use of raw materials and reduced use of chemicals in the production of pulp. Since 2018, the FlowScanner is manufactured and distributed globally through Andritz Technologies AB, a company we co-own with global systems integrator Andritz AB. 

Ingenjör conducting test with Biomass Analyzer

Mantex’ development department at the headquarters in Kista.


The Biomass Analyzer streamlines the combustion process in the bioenergy industry, and facilitates the valuation and pricing of biomass. 

In 2022, we received the first commercial order for a Biomass Analyzer for the analysis of moisture content in wood chips. In parallel, the field tests for the more advanced Biomass Analyzer that can handle more complex materials, are continuing.

Core competence and manufacturing in Sweden

Our core competence is situated in Kista, north of Stockholm in Sweden. It is home to technology and product development, as well as sales and executive management. We are a group of about ten employees. 

Our manufacturing is done in cooperation with partners, including the contract manufacturer Högbloms in Vallentuna in Sweden.

Högbloms Vallentuna

Production in cooperation with the contract manufacturer Högbloms Legomontage in Vallentuna.

Our story in brief

Mantex can trace its origins to feasibility tests with wood chips in a bone mineral density hospital scanner. As the results correlated with the material types and moisture contents, the potential for global domination was quickly understood.

After years of research and development in the 2000s, Aditya Birla (of Domsjö Fabriker at that time) ordered the first Flow Scanner, which was installed in 2010.

In 2011, Waggeryd Cell AB ordered the first Desktop Scanner, the predecessor to Biofuel Analyzer, for wood chip sample measurements.

The successor, Biofuel Analyzer for biofuel materials, began trials with assorted samples from across Sweden and beyond in 2015.

In 2016, Mantex entered into a partnership with Andritz to accelerate the launch of the Flow Scanner on the global market.

The year after, 2017, Mantex was listed on the Nasdaq First North.

The cooperation with Andritz evolved into a joint venture in 2018, Andritz Technologies, encompassing development and sales of the Flow Scanner. This enabled Mantex to focus on completing the development of the Biofuel Analyzer.

In 2021, tests of the FlowScanner, at a North American pulp mill group, showed large financial savings, which in 2022 led to Mantex’s joint venture company Andritz Technologies receiving orders for six more FlowScanners from the pulp mill group.

The year after, 2022, Mantex received the first commercial order for a Biofuel Analyzer, from the Swedish pulp mill Waggeryd Cell. At the end of the year, Mantex started serial production of five Biofuel Analyzers, in cooperation with contract manufacturers.

In 2023, Mantex decided to change the name of Biofuel Analyzer to Biomass Analyzer, to better reflect the machine’s area of use. In the same year, Mantex contracted the trade association Biometria to obtain a type approval of the Biomass Analyzer, a certification important for the commercialization of the machine.