ANAEROBIC FERMENTATION
& ESTERIFICATION OF
BIOMASS TO PRODUCE
AT INDUSTRIAL SCALE
FINE CHEMICALS

WHAT IS AFTER-BIOCHEM?

The AFTER-BIOCHEM project is aiming to develop the first all-in-one biorefinery within the « CHEMESIS » chemical platform sited in Carling Saint-Avold, France. It will create multiple value chains based on the transformation of sugar industry’s co-products as well as other non-food biomass feedstocks into bio-based and natural molecules for various applications. 

AFTER-BIOCHEM brings together at different stages of the value chain teams 12 partners from 5 European countries. The project will be carried out over 48 months, from May 2020 to April 2024, with an overall budget of € 33M including € 20M funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio Based Industries Consortium.

Latest news

Reduced carbon footprint

Reduced carbon footprint

AFYREN’s environmentally friendly technology reduces the carbon footprint by 81% compared to fossil acids counterparts.    AFTER-BIOCHEM's partner, SPHERA, a company focused on Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S), among other activities,...

AFYREN / SüdZucker partnership

AFYREN / SüdZucker partnership

AFTER-BIOCHEM’s partners, Südzucker and Afyren, have signed an agreement to collaborate in the supply of AFYREN NEOXY, a biorefinery that will manufacture 7 natural organic acids using the technology developed by AFYREN.  

AFTER-BIOCHEM in BIO-raffiniert XI

AFTER-BIOCHEM in BIO-raffiniert XI

    Christophe Luguel, Director Europe at IAR - the French Bioeconomy cluster, participate in the Online Congress BIO-raffiniert XI organised by Fraunhofer UMSICHT. He presented the key role of start-ups in the new generation of biorefineries in Europe by...

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