Innovation Hub B.R.I.
Biorefineries Research and Innovations

The innovation hub B.R.I. (Bioraffinerie Recherches et Innovations - Biorefinery Research and Innovation) is an open hub in the field of biorefining, and represents a global benchmark in innovation centres. B.R.I. brings together the biorefineries of Bazancourt-Pomacle (Cristal Union, Cristanol, Chamtor, etc.), the R&D centre ARD, as well as the French engineering schools Ecole Centrale Paris,AgroParisTech and Reims Management School. B.R.I. therefore brings together all the major players necessary for the development of plant fractionation processes, from the fields of biotechnology and bio-based chemistry, going from fundamental research (carried out by the engineering schools and the Univesity of Reims named URCA) to the pre-industrial prototype (BioDémo). B.R.I. enjoyed financial support from the French Ministry of Industry, the General Council of the Marne Département, the Region Champagne-Ardenne and the city of Reims.