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Foresight is an essential dimension in Avril’s strategy. One of the Group’s missions is to enable the farming world to provide solutions for the future in terms of food, energy and chemical resources, driven by the objective of preserving the environment.

Vegetable proteins : an RID priority for the group

According to a foresight study by the BIPE * and the Avril Group, meeting global needs for vegetable proteins will become an essential challenge to feed the planet. The worldwide demand for protein is likely to rise by 40% between now and 2030. The use of vegetable proteins, balanced with the contribution of animal proteins – according to the dietary trends observed in emerging countries – constitutes a response for the future.

It is in this context that Avril aims to place its expertise and know-how at the service of developing French supplies of vegetable proteins with high added value for the purposes of human nutrition, animal feeds and renewable chemistry.

This ambitious program will enable the marketing of concentrates, isolates and hydrolysates of rapeseed and sunflower proteins with optimal functional properties because of the implementation of environmentally-friendly, innovative and economically viable processes.  Avril thus aims to become the leading European producer of vegetable proteins from oilseeds and pulses, and to develop supplies of ingredients with high added value, thus reinforcing its presence on international markets.

* Office of Information and Economic Forecasts

Oilseed meal : a second life for grains

Until now, oilseed meals – another by-product of rapeseed and sunflower grain crushing and rich in protein and fiber – were little processed and only used to feed farmed livestock. They are now central to research by Avril. The aim is to make oilseed meals a new raw material that can be fractionated to collect the protein they contain in order to produce concentrates with high nutritional value that can feed both humans and animals.

* Research, Innovation and Development