Our BIO4 project
Our mills process large quantities of timber to produce pulp, green electricity or other bioproducts such as turpentine or tall-oil.
Fibre Excellence goes even further and has chosen with its BIO4 project to valorise the hemicellulose in wood using an eco-design approach.
The BIO4 project "Towards an Innovating Timber Biorefinery" intends to develop a process to extract and use timber hemicellulose.
There are various applications for hemicellulose, such as food processing and green chemicals.
This project, which has a total budget of €4.03M, is supported by Fibre Excellence Saint-Gaudens with partners INSA Toulouse (CRITT Bio-Industries and TBI), CNRS (with the Toulouse Chemical Engineering Laboratory, ChimEco and i-CLeHS), Arbiom, Seppic, Roquette and Minakem.