Collaborative Food Engineering Research Laboratory (LRPIA)

The LRPIA develops biotechnological processes for the recovery and transformation of never- or seldom-used plant materials of potential nutritional value.

Contributing to the rise of the circular economy

Increasing the nutritional value of plant materials

The main objective of projects undertaken by the LRPIA at Sup’Biotech is to contribute to the recovery and transformation of plant materials that are currently unused, or scarcely so, and have potential nutritional applications.
This involves the development of biotechnological processes that augment the nutritional value of such plant materials, and it requires the establishment of methods for preserving them from degradation by external agents. It is in accordance with these imperatives that a partnership between the LRPIA and the SEPIA/CEA was forged and has flourished.

Reusing residual plant materials of the food processing industry

Food processing activities and environmental trades generate phenomenal quantities of residues currently unused by the industry. Our ambition is to transform the residual material through fungal fermentation to yield new foodstuffs for animal or human consumption.

We aim to apply the results of laboratory research to the world of industry through contracts with firms in the environmental and food processing fields.

Each year we host several Sup’Biotech students who complete their internships in a scientific setting oriented towards the food processing industry.

Dr. Agnès SAINT-POL



Valentina GLIGORIJEVIC



Julien PLISSON



About Sup’Biotech

Sup’Biotech is a school specialized in Biotechnology located in the south of Paris, France. We provide an innovative course taught over five years after the high school diploma. The school is close to both the world of scientific research as well as the corporate world and has signed partnerships with universties globally. Graduates gain quick access to senior positions both in France and abroad in such fields as health and pharmaceuticals, food-processing innovation, cosmetics, bioinformatics, or the environment. The program is constructed around the model put in place by the international LMD reform: the Bachelor of Biotechnology cycle (3 years) and the Expertise cycle (2 years).

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