8 September 2011

Award of Agrobiobase 2011

EcoTechnillin, Novance and Roquette selected out of 18 applicants

The winners of the award of Agrobiobase were unveiled Sept. 6, 2011 at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris on the occasion of the International Symposium Plant-Based Chemistry. The winners received their trophies in the presence of Mr Daniel Thomas, Chairman of IAR cluster, and M. Eric Giry, representative of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Launched in March 2011 by the cluster Industries & Agro-Resources (IAR), in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, the first edition of Agrobiobase awards was dedicated to French candidates and rewarded innovative players in the field of agricultural resources that contribute to an industrial sector more respectful of environment.

This first edition of Agrobiobase Award awarded 3 candidates out of 18 cases filed, three trophies awarded for the innovative nature of bioproducts, the percentage of plant raw material and its environmental and socio-economic impact.

Category Biomaterials

  • EcoTechnillin

, France’s leading provider of non-woven products made ​​from natural fibers, won the trophy for its lightweight thermoset composite fully biobased: FIBRICARD ®Category Biochemicals

  • Novance

, subsidiary of Sofiprotéol group, specialized in manufacturing and marketing of chemicals from the exploitation of natural vegetable oils, was recognized for its aqueous emulsion of 100% vegetable alkyd resin: VG TECH HYDRO ®

  • Roquette, a leading global players in starch and its derivatives, received a trophy for its 100% biobased plasticizer: POLYSORB ID 37®
  • A budget of € 15 000 and a one-year membership in the IAR were awarded to the winners of the Prize.

    Source: Agrobiobase, press release, 2011-09-08.

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