About

With the Climate objectives of the Paris Agreement, it has become clear how necessary it is to build a carbon-neutral future. To this end, the European Bioeconomy sector is creating new sustainable value chains, supporting the development of greener & more cost-effective industrial processes.

The AFTER-BIOCHEM project is dedicated to the construction of the first of its kind flagship biorefinery within the « CHEMESIS » chemical platform sited Carling Saint-Avold, France to turn agricultural processing co-products into multiple natural & high added value molecules. Applications will target various markets such as fragrances & flavorings, personal care, food & feed, pharmaceuticals, and industrial chemicals.

The project core technology, based on 10 years of R&D at AFYREN and is based on an all-in-one cutting edge fermentation process coupled with separation and transformation steps. It is a non-GMO, environment-friendly and zero-waste process.

Key
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Duration

48 Months
 from May 2020 to April 2024

Budget

European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme and Bio-Based Industries Consortium contribution
€ 20 M

Total cost

€ 33 M

12 partners

AFTER-BIOCHEM brings together at different stages of the value chain:

3 SMEs:

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8 large companies:

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1 innovation cluster:

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