Valagro - Carbone Renouvelable

Du végétal à l’industrie pour une chimie verte et durable

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Best of

  • 2nd generation ethanol and sugar juices process from lignocellulosic biomass or industrial waste (textile, polluted wood)
  • Peat substitute based on wood industry byproducts
  • Plant-based eco pesticide

Chemistry of lignocellulose

Lignocellulosic biomass valuation, waste and byproducts valuation.


  • Sugars and polyphenols chemistry and biochemistry
  • Lignocellulosic biomass fractionation (cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin)
  • Detailed physical and chemical characterization of lignocellulosic biomass and carbon-containing waste
  • valorization through chemical, thermochemical, biochemical or catalytic treatments:
    • biobased products,
    • 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels,
    • fibers functionalization .
  • Microalgae culture and multi-valorization

Research Tools

  • Drying oven of plant materials
  • Grinders (2 to 20 kg/h)
  • Corotating twin-screw extruder (2 to 5 kg/h)
  • Filter presses (5 to 50 l/h)
  • Hydrolysis reactors (2 to 100 l)
  • High temperature and pressure reactors (0.3 to 4 l)
  • Granulating press (50 to 150 kg/h)
  • Analytical laboratory