ARD : Agro industrie Recherches et Développements
A stakeholder in the Bazancourt-Pomacle biorefinery, near Reims in France, ARD is a mutualised private research structure, owned by major players in French agribusiness as well as regional farming cooperatives. It was created in 1989 to find new opportunities for creating value from its shareholders’ produce (cereals, sugar beet, alfafa, oilseeds, etc.). ARD has developed expertise in : plant fractionation and biorefining, white (industrial) biotechnology, bio-based chemistry and agro-materials and the environment.
With B.R.I., ARD is becoming a platform for open innovation. Having signed an agreement with the French Ministry for Industry in December 2009, B.R.I. (Bioraffinerie Recherche et Innovation) is an open technological platform for the industrial scaling-up of biotechnology processes. This platform boasts laboratory equipment, pilot installations and an industrial demonstration unit (BioDémo).
- 95 employees