TWB wishes to strengthen its contribution to the development of biocontrol and biostimulation solutions, future challenges for agriculture.

The European Commission, who wish to make agriculture compatible with the preservation of the climate and biodiversity, recently announced its “farm to table” strategy, which includes a target of a 20% decline in fertilisers. How can we achieve this? By relying on innovative “ solutions dedicated to the agricultural sector. Among these solutions are biocontrol and biostimulation these methods use natural mechanisms to protect crops. In this way, TWB wishes to strengthen its position in the field of biocontrol and biostimulation and to this end will develop its internal expertise as well as its interactions with innovative public sector laboratories.

Industrial biotechnologies, sources of eco responsible solutions

Biotechnology, which provides innovative and economically viable alternative biological responses, plays a key role in the search for ways to reduce the use of phytosanitary products. Faced with this ecological challenge, biocontrol and biostimulation products are emerging as effective solutions. With its expertise in industrial biotechnology, TWB is working to develop new biomolecules and bioprocesses to provide alternatives to chemical inputs. Specialised in the management of scientific projects, TWB relies on its state of the art infrastructure and top notch experts to offer the industry alternatives to conventional phytosanitary products.

Various players in the field already trust TWB

This is evidenced by the presence of the De Sangosse group, being the French leader in biosolutions, through its Agronutrition subsidiary within the TWB consortium, or innovative start ups such as Micropep (hosted at TWB) which develops peptides capable of modulating the growth phases of plants.

In addition, TWB has also helped the company Amoeba to develop a biological biocide capable of eliminating bacterial risks present in water, (Pseudomonas, Listeria by the substitution of traditional chemical treatments used notably in the industrial environment. The company is
currently in the pre commercialisation testing phase of its applications.

Finally, TWB works with the two competitiveness clusters Agri Sud Ouest Innovation and IAR, who work directly with stakeholders in the field of the deployment of biocontrol and biostimulation. Not forgetting to mention the expertise and network o f the INRAE research teams a supervisory body of TWB in the fields of agriculture and environment from which TWB benefits.

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