European Centre for Biotechnology and Bioeconomy (CEBB)
The NEOMA BS Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy is a member of the European Centre for Biotechnology and Bioeconomy (CEBB), alongside the AgroParis Tech chair in Industrial Agro-Biotechnology, the CentraleSupélec Chair in Biotechnology and the University of Reims Champagne Ardenne (URCA) chair, AFERE.
The European Centre of Biotechnology and Bioeconomy combines the scientific and technical skills and expertise of four chairs from AgroParis Tech, Centrale Supélec, University of Reims Champagne Ardenne and NEOMA BS. It is both a technological showcase and a multidisciplinary research centre for biotechnology, biomaterials, and green chemistry.
The CEBB focuses on developing the value of both bio-resources and biorefinery and food-industry by-products. The location of CEBB at the Pomacle-Bazancourt biorefinery shows the emphasis on academic research and its application to the local economy.
The AgroParis Tech ABI Chair is dedicated to the transformation of agro-resources and biorefinery by-products. With its expertise in biotechnology, green chemistry and process engineering, the ABI Chair’s scientists work on multidisciplinary basic and applied research projects aiming to develop new industrial processes transforming agro-waste into high value-added chemicals.
The CentraleSupélec Chair in Industrial Biotechnology operates in 3 fields: characterisation and conversion of lignocellulosic biomass, biotransformation, and separation techniques. All of these activities are based a series of competences in modelling, simulation, and visualisation, aiming to model living organisms and develop their industrialisation.
The URCA EFERE Chair in Agroresources FERmentation, and Enzymes, develops white biotechnology processes using microorganisms and enzymes isolated in nature to extract and process plant components, particularly agricultural by-products (straw, bran, corn cobs,…) into high value added molecules (anti-aging molecules, antioxidant molecules, detergent molecules,…).