• Diaporama

    Siñal Exhibition

      November 24-25, 2020 The meeting place for the Bioeconomy  

    The sectors in which they have been used most frequently are the construction industry, new plastics, composites, packaging.

    A whole range of non-food applications of agricultural resources is represented by the extraction of various molecules and active ingredients.

    When we use the term ‘bioenergy’, biofuels come to mind. However, bioenergy is not limited to this application.
  • Smart Agriculture

    The set of tools, concepts and practices that promote economic growth of farms - agricultural cooperatives and their competitiveness, all in respect of environmental resources and men.
  • Urban equipment

    Objects that are installed in the public space of a city to meet the needs of users.

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    Champagne-Ardennes, in association with the neighbouring region, Picardy, is famous for being a very fertile agricultural area on a European and global scale, and for its arable crops in particular (cereals, oleaginous, beetroot).

    Agricultural production adapts and diversifies to meet the challenges of sustainable development. Faced with the programmed disappearance of fossil-based resources, the application of agricultural resources has become a major challenge for our future. These new non-food outlets also correspond to the urgent need to limit the production of greenhouse gases.

    Industries thus develop around new markets and also to replace other products.


    The stakeholders

    In order to meet these new challenges, major players in the early days of the food processing industry used cooperative and industrial means. However, after several years, they diversified towards non-food replacement applications and new markets such as biofuels, white biotechnology and green chemistry, as well as new materials (packaging, insulation and construction, etc.).

    An internationally-oriented competitive cluster

    The goal of the Pôle de Compétitivité “Industries et Agro-Ressources” (IAR) [“Industries and Agricultural Resources” Competitive Cluster] is to be the European point of reference for the industrial use of agricultural resources by 2015. It aims to unite stakeholders in research, teaching and industry within Champagne-Ardennes and Picardy around a common theme : the non-food applications of plant resources.

    Four areas for strategic action have thus been identified and grouped together under the biorefinery concept:

    • Bioenergy
    • Biomaterials
    • Biomolecules
    • Foodstuffs

    The aim and the strategy of this ‘Industries and Agricultural Resources’ cluster are to combine the competencies and technologies for the extraction, transformation and formulation of biomass components, in order to complete all the stages – from the laboratory to industrial development – of an innovative project that forms part of the overall perspective of sustainable development.

    Organized by

    • Prefet Grand Est


    With the financial support of

    • Chalons Agglo
    • Financeur1

    In partnership with


    • citext
    • Packinove
    • Securfood
    • Meet4Clean
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