Founded at the end of 2007 at the initiative of agro and chemical industry players in France, the Association Chimie du Végétal (ACDV) gathers around fifty members. Its role is to promote plant-based chemistry as part of the bioeconomy and support its economic development both in France and in Europe. ACDV proposes and creates the industrial, economic and political conditions conducive to the development of the biobased products in a competitive, responsible and sustainable way.
Spearheading association in Europe, the ACDV is:
• Representing and promoting bio-based products, dynamic part of the bioeconomy
The Association drafts a serie of common positions and arguments, aimed at players in the bio-based chemical industry and stakeholders so as to build an appropriate framework for the development of bio-based chemical intermediates and materials.
• Embarking the downstream value chain
To discuss various paths of action and development strategies for different market sectors (e.g. construction, coating, home & personal care, transport, and packaging).
• Identifying major challenges facing the industry
This involves guiding the industry towards promising areas and to promote innovation, particularly in biorefi neries eco-systems and biotechnologies. To stay fully up-dated on stakes to tackle, the building of PBS program every two years is a must.
• Economic and technical intelligence
This involves continuous investigations to evaluate worldwide state-of-arts and markets dynamics (biopolymers SWOT analysis, biomass availability, economical observatory, French and European authorities study committee, public procurement opportunities…).
• Sustainability: standardization and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
By animating the AFNOR group X85 bio-based products, ACDV contributes to build useful standards to industry (biobased content determination and labeling, terminology, …).
ACDV regularly organizes workshops upon the LCA guidelines they developped and develop useful guidelines to frame and strengthten communication on sustainability.