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Evertree opens its first innovation center in Venette, France

A little more than a year after its creation, which associated the Avril Group, the “Sociétés de Projets Industriels” (SPI) investment fund working under the French Government’s Investments for the Future PIA) program and managed by Bpifrance, and the Israeli start-up Biopolymer Technologies, Evertree has announced the opening in Venette (Northern France) of its first innovation center.

Hosted by the S.A.S. P.I.V.E.R.T., a private company based on a public-private partnership with the prime objective of driving the ITE P.I.V.E.R.T.[1], this new center covering 1000 m² illustrates Evertree’s ambition to make an active contribution to developing plant chemistry in France. The specificity of this young company is the development of viable alternatives to fossil-based products using new techniques to exploit vegetable proteins, a renewable and promising agricultural raw material.

Evertree has thus invested more than €1.5 million in this first innovation center and benefited from support from SAS P.I.V.E.R.T. at each stage in its installation in Venette. The center contains three main units: a Proteochem® (protein chemistry) laboratory; an industrial unit to test applications and another unit to develop processes and manage product manufacture.

Opened on 10 July, the center has enabled the creation of ten jobs which include six research scientists. Its activities are now set to grow: more than 50 innovation projects are under way, either to finalize the development of SynerXiD™, the first family of products designed, manufactured and sold by Evertree to the wood-based composite panels industry (see below), or to prepare the launch of new products and applications.

[1] Institute for Energy Transition, Picardy Plant Innovations, Teaching and Technological Research