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Saipol Vegetable Oil & Meal

Lesieur Edible Oils & Soap
Lesiur Cristal Edible Oils & Soap (Morocco)
Diester Industrie International BioFuels & Glycerine
Oleon et de Novance OleoChemicals from Renewable Feedstocks
Glon Sanders Animal Nutrition & Processing
Bio Industry in FRANCE
Super BioIndustrials in FRANCE
• is the largest biorefinery in Europe.
• This plants stretches 2 km from east
to west and 1.4 km from north to
south and spans 150 hectares. It
converts 7 000 tons of grains each day
and markets more than 700 products.
• Nearly 2 800 employees work in
• Europe’s main corn starch plant and
their latest state of the art application

Since it w as founded in 1933, the Roquette Group, a French family-ow ned company has managed to become one the top 5 starch
producers in the w orld. Each year, it converts more than 6 million tons of renew able agricultural raw materials (corn, w heat, potatoes
and peas) into starches and derivates. Today, more than 700 products meet the need of 5 major industrial sectors : human nutrition,
animal feed, paper/corrugated cardboard, chemicals/bioindustry. Roquette currently employs 6 400 people around the w orld w ith more
than 2/3 of them in Europe, 1 400 in Asia and 600 in North America. Ever since it w as founded, the Roquette Group has based its
development on an industrial strategy that prioritizes the long term, a constant search for innovation and respect for the environnement.
Roquette took an another step forw ard by indentifying tw o strategic areas for development : Plant-based Chemistry and Health Nutrition.
Innovation, research an development are in the Roquette Group'genes. Since its very beginnings, it has been a forerunner in developing
new products and new applications to respond to changes in the market. More than 50 million euros are devoted to research, innovation
and development and more than 300 researchers are w orking in laboratories and pilot units.
Super BioIndustrials in FRANCE
ARKEMA @Serquigny, Normandy
• 65 years of cutting edge innovation
dedicated to plant-based high
performance polymers.
• Arkema has the advantage of
longstanding experience in the use of
plant-based raw materials,
particularly castor oil chemistry,
which produces a family of high-
value-added performance products,
including Rilsan® or Pebax® Rnew , a
top-of-the-range polyamide designed
for technical applications
The CERDATO is one of the 7 research and development centers of Arkema in the w orld.
Located in Serquigny in Normandy (27), approximately 100 miles West of Paris, Cerdato takes an active part in Arkema's innovation
together w ith European, American and Asian partners.
Listening to markets like sport, photovoltaic, eyew ear, cosmetic, automotive, off-shore oil production or packaging, the Cerdato
tailors innovative performance products more resilient, durable and light, often for metal or glass replacement.
A large share of its activity is allocated to technical support for Arkema customers
Super BioIndustrials in FRANCE
ARD @Bazancourt-Pomacle, Riems
• two realities co-exist and interact on a
single site: an industrial complex,
which can be defined as an industrial
ecosystem (integration & synergies)
• BRI (Bioraffinerie Recherches &
Innovations), an innovation platform
that is organized around
• ARD (AgroIndustrie Recherches &
Développements), which is a R&D
center owned by the cooperatives.
Presently, BRI forms the “technological heart” of the competitiveness cluster IAR (Industries & Agroressources)
This complex represents an outstanding example of integrated biorefinery, which has been developed over a long period of
time, starting with the creation of a sugar beet refinery in the early 50’s. The strong and sustained commitment of local
farmers and their cooperatives is a key factor behind today’s biorefinery.
The main purpose , the underlying dynamic of the current setup and to convey the fact that biorefining in Bazancourt-
Pomacle is no longer a concept, but a hard, industrial reality
Super BioIndustrials in FRANCE
ARD’s Key Focus is to further develop a Bio-Industrial Ecology to fully utilize every element of the Renewable Resource.
Enhancement of Biotechnology Intelligence and Experience important for a Green Sustainable Future.
Super BioIndustrials in FRANCE
Sofiprotéol-Novance @Compiègne:
• this oilseed biorefinery brings together the
group's subsidiaries specialised in Oilseed
crushing (Saipol), Biodiesel and Glycerin
production (Diester Industrie) and
Oleochemical R&D and Production
(Novance and Oleon).
• This biorefinery, on a site of 7 hectares,
brings together the group's subsidiaries
specialised in oilseed processing, from
rapeseed to end-users industrial products:
 - Saipol is crushing rapeseed to produce
vegetable oil and meal,
 - Diester Industrie is producing biodiesel
and its coproduct glycerin,
 - Novance and Oleon are transforming oils,
fats and glycerin into various olechemical
• The site has developed bio-lubricants,
green polyols, coatings and other
innovative products based on renew able
raw materials.

A project is also underway for the development of a second
generation biodiesel demonstration unit within the BioTfueL program.
The site visit shows the variety of products made from vegetable oils.
BioIndustry in FRANCE: Sofiprotéol
Bio-based Industry has been an economic model rooted in a sustainable base
of agricultural shareholders in France for more than 100 years.
 The leading player in the French vegetable oil and protein industry,
Sofiprotéol promotes the activities of researching, marketing, processing,
and adding value to oilseed and protein crop productions, while focusing on
fairness and solidarity between companies.
 Sofiprotéol was formed in 1983 at the initiative of the French federation of
oilseed and protein crop producers : the Fop, the ONIDOL and UNIP.
 Originally a financial establishment for the French vegetable oil and protein
subsidiary, Proléa, Sofiprotéol’s investments and acquisitions have made it a
major agri-food group in France today.

 Through its financial commitment,
Sofiprotéol supports development and
innovation across all aspects of the
 Innovation lies at the heart of
Sofiprotéol’s industrial strategy. It
provides new markets for products from
renewable sustainable sources.
 Organization:
 Each division’s investments are
handled by a central company :
 Soprol, for the Oilseed Division,
 Sofial, for the Animal Division.
 Oilseed Division:
 Saipol : oil and oilseed cake
production, and oil refining.
 Lesieur : edible oils and dressings.
 Diester Industrie : renewable
energy and renewable chemistry.
 Diester Industrie International :
renewable energy in Europe
(outside France).
 Oleon et Novance : renewable
 Animal Division:
 The Glon Group Sanders brings
together approximately 50 small
and medium-sized businesses and
structures them around 2
complementary businesses :
 animal health and nutrition,
 adding value to animal production
for human nutrition.
Contribution to the Groupe (2012):
€2.7 billion (30%)
€732 million (8%)
Lesiur Cristal
€370 million (4%)
Diester Industrie
€2.7 billion (30%)
Oleon et de
€619 million (7%)
Glon Sanders
€1.8 billion (20%)
In figures
The Groupe: Industrial Turnover
2011 revenue: €6.5 billion
2012 revenue: €7.3 billion
2013 revenue*: €9.6 billion
2011 workforce: 6,500 employees
2012 workforce: 8,372 employees
2013 workforce*: 11,500 employees

Contribution to the Groupe (2012):
Saipol Rapeseed &
Sunflower seed
Lesieur Edible Oils Refining
& Packaging
Lesiur Cristal
(Morrocco &
Refine & Packaging
Oils, Sauces,
Bio-Diesel, trans-
Oleon et de
Oils & Fat
Hydrolysis &
Glon Sanders Process oilseed meal
to Animal Feed
Every element of the Feedstock is utilized in the Sofiprotéol
process, making a Complete Ecology for Sustainability.
This is supported by a strong base of Industrial Technology
Intelligence (patents) and Experience on the field
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