TANNINOV: “B4C’s support made our project possible”

Founded in 1890 by a pharmacist from Epernay (Marne), the Institut Œnologique de Champagne (IOC) was one of the first companies to specialise in oenological products. Since then, IOC has grown and was bought in 2008 by the Lallemand Group (a Canadian group), which specialises in the development, manufacture and marketing of yeast and bacteria. "We launched the Tanninov project in 2017," explains Bertrand Robillard (now a consultant after having been ...

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FILAB: a laboratory at the forefront of chemical and materials analysis technologies

Founded in 1979, the FILAB laboratory specialises in the fields of chemistry and materials. With 85 employees today, the laboratory intends to continue its development of cutting-edge technologies and to double its workforce in the next five years. "We are a service provider laboratory in the field of chemistry and materials," explains Benoît Persin, one of the company's five partners (along with Jérôme Goux, Thomas Rousseau, Céline Milot and Hubert Vittoz). ...

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Deasyl: for ecological and profitable processes

Founded in 2017 and based in Geneva, Deasyl is an ambitious start-up, convinced that green chemistry represents the future of chemistry. Provided it can be made economically competitive. "At Deasyl we are convinced that green chemistry is the future of chemistry, it is an inevitable and necessary transition," explains Salima Fassi, Vice President of Deasyl. "We are developing processes to replace polluting processes in the chemical industry (petrochemistry and fine chemistry), ...

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ALGAIA exploits the full potential of algae

Founded in 2016, Algaia, a company specialising in the industrial processing of algae, is growing rapidly. It is continuing to build on this momentum by constantly innovating and expanding its product range with new processes developed in-house. "Our company has grown and evolved rapidly. As early as 2017, we acquired an industrial site in Finistère, where we process seaweed harvested at sea a few kilometres away. This proximity allows us to ...

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INEVO: process engineering specialist

Inevo is an engineering firm specialising in process engineering involving solids, liquids and gases. For 16 years, Inevo has been supporting its clients from R&D to industrialisation. "For 16 years, we have been supporting start ups and industrialists in the fine chemicals, speciality chemistry, agrochemicals, the food processing industry, cosmetics and biotech sectors, from the design to the optimisation of their industrial processes using solids, liquids and gases," explains Cécile Lécuyer, ...

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Biomass processing technologies: constantly innovating

The transformation processes and technologies applied to biomass are one of the keys to a successful bioeconomy. Improving their performance is a key activity for the scientists, start-ups, manufacturers and other players in the innovation ecosystem of the IAR cluster. Whatever its origin and destination, the biomass to be transformed is subjected to a whole chain of chemical, mechanical, biotechnological and thermochemical processes, applied separately or in combination, which makes it ...

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