Communauté d’agglomération du Beauvaisis: the future Silicon Valley of the bioeconomy

The Communauté d'agglomération du Beauvaisis has made the strategic, clear and determined choice to develop resilient agricultural, energy and industrial sectors on its territory. An ecological and economic choice for the future that it is making in partnership with all the local economic players. For Matthieu Alaime, Director of the Economy, Higher Education and Innovation at the Beauvaisis Agglomeration Community, the project is exciting: "We are developing a highly territorial ecological ...

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The LDAR, at the heart of major environmental challenges

Human health, animal health, environment, agriculture... The Departmental Laboratory for Analysis and Research (LDAR) of the Aisne Departmental Council is a centre of scientific expertise recognised in France and in over 20 countries! "Our laboratory is just over 130 years old! It was born from the merger of the Aisne agronomic station, the veterinary diagnostic laboratory and the hydrology laboratory. The Aisne agronomic station, created at the end of the 19th ...

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“Water, an essential resource for the bioeconomy”

Interview with Olivier DAUGER, Climate-Energy Referent of the French Chamber of Agriculture, President of the Hauts-de-France Regional Chamber of Agriculture, President of the Bioresources community of B4C.   What is the situation with regard to water? The pressure on water is increasing. This resource, which we thought was abundant and easy to exploit, is very much impacted by climate change. We are experiencing increasingly recurrent rainfall problems, and our water tables are rapidly weakening. ...

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The bioeconomy to reveal the full potential of territories

The bioeconomy is not only about the economic valorisation of biomass. In the full sense of the term, the bioeconomy implies a profound transformation of economic models, in order to build productive ecosystems that ensure an efficient loop of material and energy cycles, while minimising negative externalities. Capturing the full potential of the bioeconomy implies a systemic change, i.e. a radical shift in the positioning of a large number of ...

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Bioeconomy: let’s have the audacity to build a collective, sustainable, circular and responsible future

More than ever, it is necessary and urgent to transform our production and consumption models in order to meet the many challenges we must collectively face: Combating global warming and its consequences; meeting the new food, energy and health needs of a constantly growing population; mitigating the scarcity of oil resources and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels; to preserve the earth's ecosystems by ensuring and guaranteeing the continuity of ...

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EMERSON: the automation specialist for the bioeconomy

Founded in 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri, the Emerson Group specialises in automation systems for production tools. With 83,500 employees and 200 manufacturing sites worldwide, the group offers the broadest automation portfolio on the market. Today, Emerson supports manufacturers in the bioeconomy. "We design, manufacture and distribute complete automation solutions" explains Jérôme Desmoulieres, Sales and Marketing Director at Emerson France. "Our objective is to support our customers in the transformation ...

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UI INVESTISSEMENT strengthens its position in the bioeconomy

Following its merger in 2021 with the SOFIMAC group, UI Investissement manages funds of nearly €1.5 billion which it invests to support French companies with strong potential. In order to support the managers who bring life to the territories, both financially and operationally, UI has developed specific know-how in the health, agri-business and services sectors as well as several proprietary methodological tools.  Differentiating support at the operational level "We invest in unlisted ...

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WiSEED: participatory financing for the bioeconomy

Founded in 2008, WiSEED is the pioneer platform of participatory financing in France. It finances projects in the fields of real estate, food and health, and energy and environmental transitions. With a community of more than 160,000 members and €260 million invested in more than 600 projects, WiSEED joins the members of the IAR cluster with one objective: to support companies in the bioeconomy. If the approach is interesting for investors who freely ...

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AFTER-BIOCHEM: a European project symbolizing partnership in the bioeconomy

AFTER-BIOCHEM's partners, the biotech start-up Afyren with a breakthrough innovation in green chemistry, and one of the world's largest sugar manufacturers and suppliers, Südzucker, have signed a long-term agreement for the supply of biorefinery feedstock. They will present their collaboration during the Plant Based Summit 2021.  From September 22 to 24, 2021, the 6th edition of the Plant Based Summit (PBS), one of the leading bioeconomy conferences in Europe, will be held in Reims, France. The French bioeconomy cluster IAR, Infopro Digital and the Association Chimie Du Végétal (ACDV) are co-organizing this event, which this year focuses mainly on the ...

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Terre de Lin – The first flax cooperative in France is making its way into the composites sector

Rooted in Normandy soil, inside the oblong zone which, from Caen to Amsterdam, concentrates 90% of the world production of flax fibre, Terre de Lin (40,000 t./year) is still the world leader in this market, strongly oriented towards textile application. The gradual integration of technical plant fibres in materials, and especially in composites, offers the flax sector opportunities for expanding the activity that this cooperative has been exploring for the ...

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