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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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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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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