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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Crédit Coopératif: the bank for transitions

Created more than 100 years ago to finance Production Cooperative Societies, Crédit Coopératif finances the corporate and institutional market in line with its ethical and societal requirements. "Crédit Coopératif is a cooperative bank in which all customers are members," explains Guillaume Rabaste, head of corporate customers for the Hauts-de-France, Grand-Est and Centre-Val de Loire regions. "We define ourselves as an ethical bank and we want to be transparent about the circulation ...

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The role EU public financing plays in creating a new Bioeconomy and a biobased industries sector

A fully functioning, widely deployed Bioeconomy can make a major contribution to the EU Green Deal agenda towards meeting our climate and sustainability targets over the next decade and up to 2050. Following publication of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy in 2012, updated in 2018, there was a notable surge in public funding for bioeconomy-related R&D activity in innovative technologies across Horizon 2020 and other EU programmes such as LIFE, ESIF, etc. ...

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Leadership is learned

For the past 10 years, Visconti Partners' coaches have been accompanying managers of SMEs, ETIs, VSEs, large groups and start-ups to strengthen their skills, increase the value of the company, restore pleasure and balance in their lives.   "We accompany business managers like a sports coach would do with an athlete" explains Laurent Hutin, Visconti coach. "Our objective is, on the one hand, to help them improve their performance in their ...

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An Overview of the Bioeconomy in Brazil

The population growth projected for the coming years and the consequent increase in consumption of water, food, energy and natural resources have been causing unprecedented impacts on our ecosystem (BNDES, 2018). The impacts and challenges caused by the population growth, associated with the growing urbanization, the overexploitation of natural resources, the dependence on fossil resources, the consequences facing the current health crisis and the uncertainties related to climate change on a ...

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Bioeconomy & Green Recovery: when innovation drives a more sustainable industry

Build back better: a healthy planet for healthy people and prosperity   The economic stimulus packages and recovery plans that the EU and national governments are now putting in place have the potential to create a recovery that is both green and inclusive. The European Green Deal, launched at the end of 2019, is a new growth strategy that aims to deliver the coherent policy framework to implement a more sustainable European ...

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Let’s choose the bioeconomy to build the “new normal” world

by Boris DUMANGE, General Manager of the IAR cluster Our society is vulnerable. The COVID-19 crisis severely exposes its fragility: our indigenous industries are sorely depleted (lacking masks, pharmaceutical raw materials, medical equipment); our multiple addictions risk causing serious disruptions in our supply chains; we are simply not ready for the future health and environmental crises that human activity increasingly triggers. Faced with these findings, it is necessary to consider the “new ...

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IAR & the European Bio-based Industry – Impacts & Perspectives for the French Territories

On the occasion of the publication of the recent report “2014 – 2020 Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking: A high-impact initiative for green recovery of Europe”, Christophe Luguel, Director Europe at IAR – The French Bioeconomy Cluster, has given us his views on the past, present and future of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) Public-Private Partnership (PPP). In a nutshell, the BBI JU, operating under Horizon 2020, was set up as one ...

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