Thematic Object DTI

Thematic Object DTI

The Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l'Environnement is divided into 5 thematic objects (TO). You will find below the different research axes of the fifth TO : TO Technology Development and Innovation (DTI).

The theme "Technology development and Innovation" has a double purpose:

  • to provide an interface between the research conducted in the LBE and industries: adaptation of laboratory results to the industrial stage by setting trials at the pilot scale and on industrial sites
  • to answer requests for applied research and development from economic actors: development of specific solutions, optimisation of pollution-removing processes, conducting tailor-made laboratory or pilot tests (study of aerobic and anaerobic biodegradability of effluents, methanogenic potential measurement of solid samples, analyses for wastewater treatment, analytical monitoring and diagnosis of units, etc. ...)




The main topics covered are :

  • Energy recovery from solid residues by anaerobic digestion: agricultural and agro-industrial residues, fatty waste, plant sludge, etc.
  • Physico-chemical pretreatment of waste containing biorefractory, slowly biodegradable organic matter: ozonation, saponification, ultrasound.
  • Treatment of small sources of pollution, mainly of agri-food origin: development of the aerobic SBR process.
  • Development of innovative anaerobic processes for treating water or solid residues: fixed anaerobic bed, 2-stage methanization.
  • Recycling of food industry by-products (extraction of high value-added molecules prior to bioenergy production).
International relations

Strong international relations have been developed in these areas, particularly with India (Franco-Indian P2R, CEFIPRA project), but also with South Africa, Mexico, the Sultanate of Oman and Tunisia.

Standard analytical services (study of aerobic and anaerobic biodegradability of effluents, measurement of methanogenic potential of solid samples, analysis of wastewater and solid waste, etc.) and customized services are provided by the INRA Transfert Environnement structure housed at the LBE.



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Modification date: 31 May 2024 | Publication date: 26 April 2024 | By: LBE