Biomis 3G association: significant advances for the development of a miscanthus industry in the Seine-Aval area


Left to right: Bernard Courtin, Julien Lassalle (CRIF), Patrice-Henry Duchêne (PSA), Jean-Marc Dupré (Axéréal), Maryse Brancourt (INRA), Michel Galmel (farmer), Lydia Begue (CA2RS), first row: Joël Mancel (CA2RS), Philippe Tautou (CA2RS), Jean-Marie Ripart (CA2RS) et Laurence Lalanne (CD 78)

The inaugural round table discussion on the “development of a miscanthus industry in the Seine-Aval area” took place on 19 June at the head office of the CA2RS. It brought together the partners involved with the Biomis 3G association: local farmers, cooperatives, manufacturers (PSA, Calcia) and elected representatives. Discussions focused on present and future developments for the structuring and viability of several local industries (construction and composites) and the involvement of new industrial and financial partners. To date, the concrete block made from miscanthus is well on the way. The first round of industrial tests will be carried out by the end of the year along with the initial steps of certification. The benefits of such a concrete block are already known (load-bearing, reduced weight, sound and thermal insulation), In parallel, the “composite” industry saw the first samples of car parts leave the PSA factory in Poissy in late June. Testing will continue during the second part of the year before being linked to a vehicle project in 2016 (dashboard components, interior trim, etc.). The year 2016 will be crucial for construction and composite materials – both sectors of excellence – insofar as the first developments will be put to use.