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07 January 2019 - FARE coordinates a book on biodiversity in agroecosystems

07 January 2019 - FARE coordinates a book on biodiversity in agroecosystems

Entitled "Agrosystem diversity: reconciling contemporary agriculture and environmental quality", this book was written under the direction of G....
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22 November 2018 - How nanopores in lignocellulose impact enzymatic hydrolysis

22 November 2018 - How nanopores in lignocellulose impact enzymatic hydrolysis

Lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysis is limited by enzyme accessibility to their substrate. Until now, relationship between nanoporosity and hydrolysis...
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19 November 2018 - Visit of a delegation from VTT in Reims

19 November 2018 - Visit of a delegation from VTT in Reims

VTT Finland is one of the most important technical research centres in Scandinavia and one of the world leaders in establishing a bioeconomy roadmap.
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14 novembre 2018 - A new French-Swiss project between FARE and EMPA

14 novembre 2018 - A new French-Swiss project between FARE and EMPA

The bilateral project INTOS2 coordinated by FARE is funded by the ANR and the Fonds National Suisse.
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Editorial

Uncovering the mechanisms and tools shaped by Nature to improve the use of renewable carbon and to contribute to sustainable development: this is the ambition of the UMR FARE.

Our mission, inside the network of our INRA and URCA partner labs, is focused on three key points of the biological / technological transformation of lignocellulosic plant biomass, for non-food usages:

- follow the degradation of lignocellulose (culture residues, litters) by soil micro-organisms in the field, in order to maintain fertility and to favor ecosystem services necessary for a sustainable agriculture (input management, carbon and nitrogen cycles);

- fractionation of lignocellulose by enzymatic or microbial biotechnological processes, to produce chemicals of interest for chemistry and energy, while respecting the green chemistry concepts (2G bioethanol, sugar-based surfactant,…);

- using agro-sourced fibers and polymers, to design innovative nanostructured materials with new optical properties (protective films and coatings), or composite materials with high technical and environmental performances (light, recyclable, biodegradable,…).

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Dr Bernard Kurek, Director of the UMR FARE