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We are revolutionizing industrial processes and materials with plant-based chemicals..

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Our founding leadership team brings together a unique blend of international, scientific, industrial and business skills with a passion to making things happen.

Fabrice Garrigue

CEO

Fabrice has spent long enough in the traditional chemicals industry to understand that the future grows in plants. Part bio-evangelist, part cool-headed business leader, Fabrice is using his passion and expertise to lead an industrial revolution. His agility and dogged determination probably come from his years of deftly navigating through business development plans (and the hazards of Paris traffic on his bike).

We have planted a seed of science that we are watering and fertilizing with technologies and industrial capabilities. It will develop into an ever-growing tree of new products derived from oilseed that will revolutionize the world of chemicals.

Fabrice Garrigue

CEO

Kai Schierholz

Chief Technology Officer

Kai Schierholz received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Dresden, Germany in 1999. He studied chemistry at the University of Hanover, Germany, where he obtained his masters (M.S.) in 1995.

Prior to joining EVERTREE as CTO, he has served as Scientific Director at Axson Group and then at SikaAxson in Switzerland and France. From 2002 to 2012 he was the CTO/CSO of Nanoledge in France and Canada.

His areas of expertise include polymers, nanotechnologies, organic synthesis He also worked in production of thermosetting resins formulations.

Kai Schierholz

Chief Technology Officer

Anthony Parker, Ph.D

Lead Scientist

Tony has over 30 years of industrial research, development, and management experience. His interest and expertise are in the areas of surface chemistry and adhesion, mechanical properties of polymers, UV curable coatings, structure-property-process relationships, thermal analytical methods and solid-state NMR spectroscopy. His virtuosity isn’t limited to the lab; he’s also an accomplished musician and singer.

There’s a real connection between research and music. Both take a mix of inspiration, insight and precision.

Anthony Parker, Ph.D

Lead Scientist

Nicolas Masson

Chief Financial Officer

A science enthusiast, Nicolas earned a degree in engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité in Paris before rounding out his scientific background by spending several years as a financial consultant. Convinced that the finance department should be a business partner inside the organization, he joined Sofiprotéol in 2012 to help to ensure that business decisions are grounded in sound financial analysis.

Sustainable growth can only be achieved through constant innovation driven by customer success.

Nicolas Masson

Chief Financial Officer

Julien Rousseau

Industrial Projects and Operations Manager

Julien was raised on, and is still part of, the family farm in the Champagne region. He holds an engineering degree from Université de Technologie de Compiègne and a Masters in Applied Mathematics in Energy from the Ecole des Mines de Paris. He began his career as a project leader and then was responsible of Innovation in new-generation biofuels and bioenergy in Corporate Research and Innovation at the Avril Group. He then moved into operations and supply chain management at SAIPOL, the oilseeds crushing, refining, and biodiesel business unit of Avril, before joining Evertree.

Over the years, I have acquired a deep consciousness of the importance of safety, the environmental footprint of operations, quality, and pragmatic management in the supply chain to ensure top quality, cost-competitive product supply to our customers.

Julien Rousseau

Julien Rousseau

Industrial Projects and Operations Manager

Joseph Marcinko, Ph.D

Lead Scientist

Teacher, researcher and inventor, Joseph has been working in industrial R&D, research and academia for over 30 years. His enthusiasm for subjects like polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, and polymers is infectious; so much so that he has developed industrial short courses related to polymer chemistry, adhesion science and industrial problem solving. When he’s not in the lab or the classroom you can find him teaching the next generations of scientists across the globe.

I like science to be applicable. Nothing thrills me more than seeing an idea in the lab solve a real-world problem faced by a customer.

Joseph Marcinko, Ph.D

Lead Scientist

Jean-François Rous, Ph.D

Vice-President of Innovation, Avril Group Chairman, Evertree Scientific Committee

Ever since getting his degree in chemical engineering from the Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle in Lyon, Jean-François has dedicated his career to making sure scientific breakthroughs don’t stay in the lab, but make it to market. After stints in consumer goods and pharmaceuticals, he joined Sofiprotéol in 2008 and was responsible for Prospects & Innovation. Today he is Head of Research & Innovation of the Avril Group.

We are on the cusp of major shifts in industrial applications. Plant-based chemicals are ready to take the place of petroleum-based chemicals.

Jean-François Rous, Ph.D

Vice-President of Innovation, Avril Group Chairman, Evertree Scientific Committee

Xavier Rançon

Intelligence & Intellectual Property Manager

Xavier is a European patent attorney with extensive experience in the biotechnology field and intellectual property management and strategy. Prior to joining Evertree, Xavier was IP manager within a biopharmaceutical company and then French and European patent attorney for a decade in a leading French IP Law firm. He holds an Engineer’s degree in Agronomy from Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon (France) and two CEIPI diplomas respectively in patent and trademark law from University of Strasbourg (France).

Supporting the R&D teams on the path of innovation to find a way out of the need for fossil-based chemicals by using renewable and abundant plant resources is an exciting challenge.

Xavier Rançon

Intelligence & Intellectual Property Manager

Fabrice Flores

Application Scientist

Fabrice Flores

Application Scientist

Emilien Mathiot

Process Scientist

Emilien holds an engineering degree from ENSAIA in Nancy. Before joining Evertree Emilien occupied several position as a process engineer for different biobased businesses such as ethanol production (1st and 2nd generation), polysaccharides extraction (alginates) or freeze dried lactic acid bacteria.

Emilien Mathiot

Process Scientist

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Our investors

Our investors do more than just fund Evertree. They each contribute to the success of the company.

AVRIL

Avril, a European leader in oilseeds and proteins, is the founding member of the holding company that owns a majority stake in Evertree. Avril also contributes its industrial and supply chain know-how, raw materials upstream integration, comprehensive R&D resources, oilseed know-how and intellectual property.

Evertree is the perfect example of Avril Group’s ambition to create sustainable value for industry with a promising technology that gives end users very positive health and cost benefits. We want to see Evertree blossom into one of Avril’s main growth drivers.

Michel BouclyEvertree board memberDeputy CEO of Avril

BPI FRANCE

France’s public investment bank is the other partner of the joint venture, along with Avril. It invests in and provides strategic support to promising French start-ups, just like us.

Evertree is an eco-friendly, economic and societal solution to the problem of formaldehyde in wood products. Bpifrance, through the SPI fund, is helping Evertree demonstrate the marketability of it products and scale up production to serve the entire wood industry. A long-term partner, Bpifrance is supporting Evertree and its leadership team on this journey.

Magalie JoesselInvestment Director Bpifrance SPI fund

BPT

Biopolymer Technologies is an industrial science and technology startup, specializing in the domains of Nano chemistry and bio-technology. It developed and contributed its customer base, founding R&D team and a broad range of technologies related to the use of plant proteins in applications such as wood composite boards and polyurethane foams.

Customer success drives technology and innovation forward. We joined strengths with Avril and Bpifrance, and created Evertree to ensure that our customers have access to a sustainable, groundbreaking technology that delivers real added-value.

Rani HagagEvertree board member

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