Bio-based products: AFYREN and the AFTER-BIOCHEM European consortium obtain a funding of 20 million euros.
AFYREN has successfully gathered 12 key bioeconomy players around a new European project to develop the first of its kind flagship biorefinery in France.
AFYREN meets a growing need among businesses and industries to reduce the use of petroleum-based products in their production lines. It can be achieved by producing biomolecules derived from non-food biomass, largely used in the sectors of cosmetics, flavours and fragrances, human and animal nutrition and fine chemicals. This production of renewable carbon, within a circular economy, is achieved through worldwide patented fermentation technology resulting from 10 years of research.
The AFTER-BIOCHEM (Anaerobic Fermentation & EsteRification of BIOmass for producing fine CHEMicals) consortium project aims to create innovative and more sustainable value chains from non-food biomass feedstock, by producing multiple high added-value products.
Applications will target various markets such as fragrances & flavorings, personal care, food & feed, pharmaceuticals, and industrial chemicals.
AFTER-BIOCHEM is financed with 20 million euros from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU). BBI-JU is the a public-private partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), an organization that connects large and small / medium enterprises, research institutions, universities and public and private bodies at European level involved in the development of the circular bio-economy.
The project will build an all-in-one and first of its kind flagship biorefinery within the chemical platform sited at Carling-Saint-Avold (in the region GrandEst, France). AFTER-BIOCHEM’s operational coordination and plant management will rely on AFYREN NEOXY, AFYREN affiliate company, co-invested with SPI fund from Bpifrance.
3 SME, 8 large companies and 1 innovation cluster, the d’AFTER-BIOCHEM partners come from 5 European countries pôle d’innovation.
- AFYREN NEOXY (Coordination https://afyren.com/)
- CELANESE EUROPE BV (https://www.celanese.com/)
- FIRMENICH SA (https://www.firmenich.com/)
- IAR, le Pôle de Bioéconomie français (https://www.iar-pole.com/)
- KEMIN EUROPE NV (https://www.kemin.com/na/fr-ca/home)
- OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG (https://www.omya.com/)
- PNO CONSULTANTS (https://www.pnoconsultants.com/fr/)
- SPHERA (https://sphera.com/)
- SÜDZUCKER AG (https://www.suedzucker.de/en)
- SUEZ (https://www.suez.com/fr/notre-groupe)
- TECHNIP FMC (https://www.technipfmc.com/)
TECHNIP FMC (https://www.technipfmc.com/)
More information: Afyren Press Release
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