With the Climate objectives of the Paris Agreement, it has become clear how necessary it is to contribute to a carbon-neutral future. To this end, the European Bioeconomy sector is creating new sustainable value chains, supporting the development of cost-effective, greener 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 and 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.
48 Months from May 2020 to April 2024
European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme and Bio-Based Industries Consortium contribution
€ 20 M
€ 33 M
AFTER-BIOCHEM brings together at different stages of the value chain:
8 large companies:
1 innovation cluster: