Our Ambition

EcoXtract is dedicated to developing and manufacturing healthy, biobased extraction solutions that benefit producers, consumers, and the planet.

We’re proud to provide the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and (soon) food and feed industries with effective and eco-friendly alternatives to petroleum-based extraction methods.

The Team

Laurence Jacques

EcoXtract® Managing Director

EcoXtract® Ikigai Finder

My passion : to develop solutions for a safer, more sustainable world

Norbert Patouillard

Sales & Marketing Director

EcoXtract® Business Conquistador

He joined PENNAKEM, part of MINAFIN group, in the end of 2011 ...

Kim Vandevoorde

Public Relations & Communications Manager

EcoXtract Connector

Kim has joined EcoXtract and the Minafin Group for more than 2 years now ...

Vincent Rapinel

Research & Development Engineer

EcoXtract Ideas Sower

He sows new ideas and innovations related to EcoXtract® solutions...

Mickaël Bartier

Engineering and process manager

EcoXtract® Processor

Mickaël joined the Minafin group in 2018 and more recently the EcoXtract® project...

Gabriel Dufour

Business Development Manager


Gabriel joined to reinforce the sales team

Who we are

EcoXtract®, a brand of Pennakem, subsidiary of the Minafin Group, a privately owned Belgian company that is specialized in fine chemistry for the life science and technology industries.

Founded in 2004, Minafin currently employs 860 staff throughout six manufacturing sites in the US, France, Germany, and Belgium. It generated over €192M ($215M) in revenue in 2018.

Its activities include renewable chemistry, industrial subcontracting, the development of chemical syntheses and scale-up of custom-made processes, as well as proprietary products for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, agriculture and tech industries.