Founding member of the CEBB (European Center of Biotechnology and Bioeconomy, co-funded by the ERDF, the Région Champagne Ardenne (now Région Grand Est), the Département de la Marne and Reims Metropole) located near Reims (France) and member of the IAR cluster as well as the SFR Condorcet, Chaire ABI is a new research and teaching unit of AgroParisTech dedicated to the valorisation of agro-resources and biorefineries byproducts.
With expertise in white biotechnologies, green chemistry and process engineering, our scientists work on multi-disciplinary basic and applied research projects aiming at the development of new industrial processes allowing the transformation of these « agro-wastes » into high value added chemicals such as biopolymers, functional additives or cosmetics.
Green ChemistryBiocatalysis, non-conventional solvents (e.g., ionic liquids), micro-wave assisted synthesis are some of the sustainable tools used by our organic chemists to convert biomass-derived molecules into bio-based platform chemicals and end-products.
Process EngineeringEfficient (bio)chemical processes require high performance separation processes. Our expertise covers sustainable purification techniques for reaction products isolation, solvents recyclability and valuable components recovery from waste and secondary streams.
The discovery of new scientific concepts and technologies in the emerging interdisciplinary field of the biorefinery is the lifeblood of the Chaire ABI’s culture
and a core goal for our scientific staff, graduate students and post-docs.
- Liquid Chromatography
- Gas Chromatography
- Mass Spectrometry
- DSC / TGA
- FT-IR / UV
- Organic Chemistry
- Green Chemistry
- Polymers / Materials
- Multi-Step Synthesis
- Biocatalysis & Catalysis
- Permanent Scientific Staff : 10
- Graduate Students : 7
- Post-Docs : 2
- Business Staff : 2
- Short-term contract : 3
- Microbial Metabolism
- Flow Cytometry Analysis
- Biological Properties Assesment
- Growth Media Optimisation
- Filtration (MF, UF, NF, RO)
- Chemical Engineering
- Downstream Processing
- Design of Experiments
Facilities - Equipments
Why Choose Us
THEY TOOK THE PLUNGE
Chaire ABI has clearly become a world expert in the synthesis of lignin, ferulates, and related compoundsProf. Tim Zwier - Purdue University, USA
We are very impressed with both the capabilities of the scientists and the speed of response to our project demands Tony Duncan, Managing Director - Circa Group, Australia
The Chaire ABI has pioneered a highly successful paradigm: Embedding a world-class fundamental research institute into the heart of an existing and diverse biorefinery. This approach provides innovation and direction, bridging the gap between the established and the future. Prof. Stephen A. Miller - University of Florida, USA
Chair ABI offers to industries and universities opportunities to develop research partnerships and license our technologies.
If you want to green-up your business through science, contact our business development team and we will be glad to help.