Biotechnology, an innovation driver in the French biobased industry – Overview
28 April 2021 | 14:15-14:40
14:15-14:25 | Olivier Rolland, Managing Director of Toulouse White Biotechnology – INRAE
14:25-14:35 | Michael O’Donohue, Head of TRANSFORM Division – INRAE
14:35-14:40 | Q&A Session
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
Global biomass production and use are under pressure, with the planet’s natural resources facing numerous threats, from the negative effects of climate change to ever-intensifying industrialization, mixed with unsustainable consumer behavior and increasing food and energy needs.
Considering today’s societal challenges, biomass has a critical role to play in the transition from an economy powered by fossil energy to a bioeconomy and, more broadly, a circular bioeconomy. This transition is urgently needed to avoid the most severe consequences of climate change.
As a circular bioeconomy player, France possesses numerous advantages. It is well-endowed with biomass resources, with significant forest and a powerful agriculture sector, being a major producer of, among others, cereals, and sugar beet. Moreover, France boasts a vibrant industrial ecosystem that covers the length and breadth of biomass-based value chains.
This event will present the current French biotechnology landscape and the commitment of INRAE towards the circular bioeconomy transition, reflected by its strong investment in biotechnology-related research.
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
Please note that this Programme may be subject to alteration and the Organisers reserve the right to do so without giving prior notice.