Lyon-based cleantech company Amoéba sets up a factory in Vaucluse – Le Journal des Entreprises

Lyon-based cleantech Amoéba (about twenty employees, no turnover), which manufactures a biocide for the treatment of industrial water, has just announced that it has filed the building permit for a new production site in Cavaillon, in the Vaucluse. The 3,000 m² factory will be dedicated to the production of its biocontrol agent for the treatment of plants in agriculture. “This large-scale project is part of the industrialization process initiated by Amoéba with a view to marketing its plant protection products announced for early 2025”, specifies a press release.

The future site should reach a production capacity of 200 tonnes of finished products (i.e. 40 tonnes of active substance), in order to cover its target markets: vines, market garden crops and aromatic plants. “To guarantee the success of this industrial challenge, a gradual ramp-up involving the creation of a new replicable pilot line is underway at the historic site of Chassieu (near Lyon, editor’s note)”, specifies the press release.

23 million euros invested

In Cavaillon, the future Amoéba plant will be part of the project to create an activity zone entirely dedicated to naturalness as part of a Regional Interest Operation. The site will meet the ecological challenges of preserving and enhancing the landscape and biodiversity with, as a result, the recycling of industrial water, the use of geothermal energy or the installation of photovoltaic panels on 60% of the surface of the rooftops. It should allow the creation of 25 full-time jobs.

The overall cost of the industrial project of Amoéba (SA with a capital of €926,197.60), created in 2010 by Fabrice Plasson, its current CEO, is estimated at 45 million euros – 23 million in investment and 22 million in expenses operational – over the period 2023-2025. The company recently signed a €9 million financing contract in the form of simple bonds with the Swiss company Nice & Green. It is listed on Euronext Growth.

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