BIOLOOP project


BIOLOOP project

The BIOLOOP project aims to develop new ways of recovering vegetable waste into biosourced materials, taking into account the noblest and most profitable use on the scale of a territory, with the brewing industry as a model.

The establishment and development of industries in urban or peri-urban areas raises the recurrent question of the management of materials that cannot be consumed by man, namely biowastes. These wastes are multiple, dispersed on the territory and of heterogeneous composition, even seasonal.
Because of their composition, they could however be an interesting bioresource to replace imported products. It must be pointed out that the reduction of these wastes by their transformation cannot involve the only stage of transformation, but imposes to take into account the whole of the actors implied on the scale of a territory in a circular economy perspective.
BIOLOOP aims 1) to consider ways of sober recovery of plant co-products in biosourced materials and 2) to study a concrete case, the application to the spent grains from breweries in urban areas, before validating the general concept.
The methods implemented to propose 100% recyclable biobased materials will be supported by the analysis of economic data (actors, flows, ...) and the consideration of all the actors of the sector to design concrete solutions together.
This multidisciplinary project brings together researchers and teacher-researchers in biobased materials analysis, process engineering and economics and an SME.
It involves the NANO and MC2 teams of the BIA unit.

  • Coordination: Isabelle Capron, UR BIA-NANO
  • Partners:
    • LEMNA
    • GEPEA
    • Waste-me-up
  • BIA teams involved:
    • BIA-NANO : Isabelle Capron, Hugo Voisin, Pierre Sartelet
    • BIA-MC2 : Denis Lourdin
  • Duration: 01/01/2023 -  01/01/2025
  • Budget: 63k€
  • Funding: Ademe and Région Pays de la Loire

Modification date : 11 September 2023 | Publication date : 19 March 2023 | Redactor : CM-MW