Green Chemistry and Agro-food Industry: Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy

This first English updated version of the book “Chimie verte et industries agroalimentaires – Vers une bioéconomie durable” presents a kaleidoscope of visions on the Bioeconomy. Along with an up-to-date focus on innovations, it provides numerous definitions of terms and concepts.

The objective of the book is to show the complementarity and integration of food and non-food value chains for the development of a sustainable bioeconomy. One current challenge facing industry and the economy is to meet the needs of a growing world population while preserving the environment. The use of fossil energy resources for several decades has generated a decrease in reserves of these resources, together with a phenomenon of global warming due to the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. More and more industrial sectors, including the chemical industry, are replacing fossil carbon with renewable carbon. The bioeconomy consists in using renewable biological resources to produce food, materials, and energy. A bioeconomy based on the green chemistry and biotechnologies is developing worldwide, as a lever for reducing the ecological footprint of human activities. The book is articulated around six parts, each dedicated to a keystone of the interface betweengreen chemistry and Agro-Food Industry.

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In connection with the research developed at the Institute Jean-Pierre Bourgin for Plant Sciences.

Green Chemistry and Agro-food Industry: Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy

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