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SuperBIO Workshop: Use of microorganisms and their products for biopesticide, biostimulation and bioremediation applications

  • INRA Toulouse Chemin de Borde Rouge Auzeville-Tolosane, Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées, 31320 France (map)


The chemical global market of Plant Protection Products has been estimated in 2016 to USD 55 billion though these global bioprotection products represents only 10%, but tends to grow 8% annually till 2023. Microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, nematodes, viruses) or their products, can be used for eliminating or reducing the damages or losses due to pests on plants. Microorganisms can be used in an integrated pest management program during the culture cycle, and even after harvest. Plant microbial biostimulants (eg Rhizobacteria or Fungi and their products) stimulate natural processes of plants benefiting nutrients use efficiency and/or tolerance to abiotic stress.
Microbial bioremediation is used to break down hazardous substances into less toxic or nontoxic substances from wastes using the bioaugmentation of microbes acting in sequence.

Organizer: Toulouse White Biotechnology (INRA)


Campus d’Auzeville, 24 Chemin de Borde Rouge

31326 Castanet Tolosan cedex (Toulouse)


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12:30-13:00 Registration

13:00 – 13:10: Welcome and opening

          Michèle Marin - President of the Toulouse INRA center

          Olivier GALY – Technical Director at Toulouse White Biotechnology

13:10 – 14:25: Horizon H2020 SuperBIO project: Supporting innovation in the Bio-Based economy

          Marie TRANIER - Project manager at Toulouse White Biotechnology

14:25 – 15:15: SuperBIO innovation services for SMEs

          John JAPPY, UK & European patent attorney at GJE intellectual property (UK)

          Tobias KIRCHHOFF - BCNP

          Michael CARUS – nova Institute

          Lieve HOFLACK – Project manager at BBEPP

15:15-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-16:35 Technological & Market status

          EU market strategy & Policy for biocontrol products

                      Frédéric FAVROT – Vice president IBMA, DG KOPPERT France

          EU biopesticide/biostimulant regulatory overview

                      Magali CASTAN - Staphyt SA (France)

          Formulation of microorganisms

                      Martine GAUTHIER - Innovation Manager at SBM developpment (France)

16:35-17:05 Success stories of SMEs

          Jose Antonio MATEO - Newbiotechnik SA (Spain)

          Guillaume WEGRIA - Fyteko (Belgium)

17:05-17:50: Academic presentations

          Production of fungal biopesticides by Solid State Fermentation

                       S.ROUSSOS - IMBE (France)

          Bioremediation and microbial batteries

                       Oulfat AMIN-ALI - CEA Cadarache (France)

17:50-19:00: Networking drink and B2B meetings with SuperBIO representatives