Biorefinery 2030: Future Prospects for the Bioeconomy by Pierre-Alain Schieb, Honorine Lescieux-Katir, Maryline

By Pierre-Alain Schieb, Honorine Lescieux-Katir, Maryline Thénot, Barbara Clément-Larosière

This publication investigates the functioning and ecosystems of biorefineries and assesses the potential for the economic bioeconomy. The authors current a case examine of the biorefinery at Bazancourt Pomacle, close to Reims, France, as a great representation of the production, paintings approaches, financing, provision of environmental providers, aggressive advantages and destiny customers of a bioeconomy. Analysing the case of Bazancourt Pomacle, the authors exhibit the big variety of goods produced through built-in biorefineries reminiscent of nutrition, bioenergy, molecules for cosmetics and nutrition for agricultural use. additionally they examine Bazancourt Pomacle as an open innovation platform, which encompasses a number of layers of R&D, together with 3 division chairs from prime engineering and company faculties in France. Illustrating a few worldwide luck tales that begun in Bazancourt Pomacle, the authors additionally examine the supply of pilot- and demonstration crops as inescapable steps within the scaling-up technique from the lab to business scale. The publication offers a scientific review of the teachings realized, in addition to information on an commercial bioeconomy. traders, selection- makers, public-policy shapers, analysts and students will find out about the historical past, actors, economics, commercial symbiosis, function of cooperatives, R&D and destiny clients of a world-class biorefinery and bio-based cluster in Europe.

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In the mid-1920s, numerous farmers’ unions which, legally, had no right to trade, but which needed to provide supplies for their members, were led to create cooperative structures to carry out this task for them. In 1922, Albert Barre´, the son of Charles, created the ‘Coope´rative des producteurs re´unis de la re´gion de Chaˆlons’ (United Producers Cooperative of the Chaˆlons Region), and in 1927, Gustave de Bohan set up the PROVIDENCE Agricole cooperative, simply as an extension of the Champagne Farmers’ Union.

It is an incontestable fact that the farmers’ union movement in Champagne played a significant role, through its dynamism and continual pursuit of progress, in the transformation of “Flea-ridden Champagne” into “Chalk Champagne,” the national leader in terms of yield per hectare. Furthermore, movements such as the ‘Jeunesse Agricole Catholique’ (JAC – Catholic Young Farmers), which, in 1957, became the ‘Club des Jeunes Agriculteurs’ (CDJA—Young Farmers’ Club), contributed to train principled, often charismatic leaders, open to progress and new ideas, such as Georges Mangeart, Ge´rard Lapie, Jacques de Bohan, Franc¸ois Pre´voteau (see below).

7 Mechanised harvesting at the beginning of the 1960s every part of the region to a similar extent. Farmers could plough more thoroughly and use mineral fertilisers everywhere, which are more effective than organic amendments for the chalk lands of Champagne. f. Fig. 7) led to chalk land being put into use once more. It reacted immediately to the care that was lavished on it. The cleared land was quickly planted with rapeseed and then cereals. Sugar beet finally appeared in central and southern Champagne.

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