Choosing a sensible path to sustainability

At AFYREN we are committed to producing 100% biobased products from renewable raw materials through a fully dedicated process that follows the segregated biobased chemistry approach.

 

But what does really mean? There are lots of interesting green initiatives in the chemical industry these day

 

Here are some tools to help you make sense of them

 

Biobased and bioeconomy, mass balance, organic, bio – these are just a few of the innovative concepts and solutions that contribute to sustainability but may add complexity to the already difficult task of making educated choices.

As both private and industrial consumers become more conscientious about mitigating their environmental footprints, the demand for “green chemistry” is growing and the market is progressively diversifying its sources of raw materials. In this context, new products are being introduced to the market with various claims and labelling. Some of these products are described as “biobased products”, “products made from sustainable raw materials,” “products with renewable contents” or  simply “green products”.

Each of these terms has a meaning, and some terms may be used imprecisely, leading to confusion.

Knowing that their choices influence practices and norms that are developed upstream, customers need to understand — and question — what these concepts mean. If they don’t, others certainly will.

At AFYREN, our long-term commitment is to build a consistent and competitive circular bioeconomy business model. As one of the leading players in this arena, we can add some clarity.

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AFYREN entering a partnership project with Mitr Phol, a global leader in the sugar industry

AFYREN chooses Thailand for its second biobased organic acids plant, entering a partnership project with Mitr Phol, a global leader in the sugar industry First international project for AFYREN, as announced at the time of its IPO; This comes as its first plant starts up in France. With this project in Thailand, AFYREN is targeting the Asian market, which represents 25% of the world market for carboxylic acids. A Letter Agreement has been signed between AFYREN and Mitr Phol, the world’s third largest sugar producer, for an industrial partnership based on AFYREN’s technology. The project will take the form of […]

AFYREN adds new hires to support growth in France and expansion abroad

Clermont-Ferrand/Lyon, January 10, 2023, 7h45 CET – AFYREN, a greentech company that offers manufacturers low-carbon, bio-based products through its unique fermentation technology based on a completely circular model, announced the appointment of three new members to its management team as well as new hires to support its development in France and abroad and to step up its R&D activities. Three strategic appointments Ursula Feulner – Director for Industrial Project Management Ursula joins AFYREN’s operations team and will lead the upstream phases of industrial projects, including the construction of new plants. AFYREN benefits from her long experience with the SUEZ Group, […]

AFYREN signs new contract to provide biobased organic acid to U.S. manufacturer of industrial lubricants

The multi-year deal will help the customer cut Scope 3 emissions and make progress on its climate neutrality goals.  AFYREN offers a biobased alternative to the traditionally used petroleum-based molecules, acting on the value chain of the companies and offering them a highly improved carbon balance. AFYREN has now pre-sold 75% of its AFYREN NEOXY factory’s targeted production volume of organic acids. Clermont-Ferrand/Lyon, 17th of November 2022, 8:00 am CEST – AFYREN, a greentech company that offers manufacturers bio-based, low-carbon products made using technology based on natural micro-organisms, today announced that it had signed a new multi-year contract to provide […]

AFYREN NEOXY signs deal with Excellentia for distribution in key North American flavors and fragrances market

Excellentia will distribute the FLAVYREN™ line to the major North American players in the flavors and fragrances market.  The deal covers the full suite of FLAVYREN™ natural organic acids produced by AFYREN NEOXY . North America is the No. 2 global market for flavors and fragrances, with growth estimated at more than 6%.   Clermont-Ferrand/Lyon, 9th of November 2022, 8:00 am CEST – AFYREN, a greentech company that offers manufacturers bio-based, low-carbon products made using technology based on natural micro-organisms, today announced that it has signed a North American distribution agreement with Excellentia, a leading player in the supply of natural […]

AFYREN inaugurates its first factory, AFYREN NEOXY, a first-of-its-kind biorefinery

The plant, in Carling Saint-Avold in France’s Moselle region, uses short supply chains to produce seven 100% biobased acids that offer customers in sectors such as food, flavors and fragrances or chemicals as an alternative to the petro-based acids usually used A unique, low-carbon, zero-waste biorefinery strategically located in the heart of Europe for its international customers and suppliers Production will ramp up to 16,000 metric tons of biobased carboxylic acids in 2024, saving 30,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year A unique industrial accomplishment resulting from the association between AFYREN and Bpifrance, through its Sociétés de Projets Industriels (SPI) […]