Application period extended until January 15, 2021 ! Make a submission to the Bioeconomy Awards !
APPLICATION PERIOD EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 15, 2021!
MAKE A SUBMISSION TO THE BIOECONOMY AWARDS!
The Ministry of Agriculture & Food is currently organising the 2020-2021 Bioeconomy Awards, for the 3rd year in a row. The event recognises projects within the sector that commercialise diverse ways of exploiting bioresources able to replace fossil carbon.
Three categories of biosourced products have been established for the awards: bioenergy, biosourced materials and bio-based chemistry.
The application period has been extended … You have until January 15, 2021 to apply!
PROJECT SELECTION CRITERIA
The objectives of the 2020-2021 Bioeconomy Awards are as follows:
- To promote sector initiatives by recognising projects that create value, from the producer to the processor;
- To raise public awareness about the bioeconomy and encourage participation: by buying biosourced products, the public can help to significantly reduce the use of fossil carbon and to promote the high-performance levels of innovative products;
- To demonstrate that the bioeconomy is a market reality: the awards recognise successful biosourced solutions that meet market needs. The awards therefore show that the commercialisation of biomass can offer tangible solutions to the everyday needs of us all, accompanied by high-performance technical functionalities.
THE AWARDS PROCEDURE
The process is based on an initial regional selection followed by a national selection from among the regional winners.
The 3 national winners will receive communications support and advice, notably from the banking institutions sponsoring the awards.
The Grand Est region is a proud partner and member of the jury of this third edition.
To make a submission, download the following documents:
The deadline for submitting regional applications has been extended until January 15, 2021.
FOCUS ON THE 2019 REGIONAL WINNER: AFYREN, AN ACTOR IN THE BIOECONOMY SECTOR IN THE GRAND EST REGION
To meet the growing need of industrialists to reduce the use of petroleum derivatives and fossil resources in their production chains, AFYREN produces biomolecules from the recovery of non-food biomass, widely used in the cosmetics, aromas and perfumes sectors, food & feed and fine chemicals.
These molecules are organic acids (produced by a family of 7 acids), currently representing a worldwide market of nearly 18 million tonnes, almost exclusively obtained to date via petroleum.
This production of molecules from renewable carbon, which is firmly in line with a circular economy, is carried out by AFYREN using technology that respects the environment, zero waste, and is based on natural microorganisms. This technique is patented worldwide, through 9 patent families, the result of more than 10 years of research and development.