A business model based on Sustainable Development
Géochanvre F, an industrial startup that places sustainable development at the heart of its business model
Géochanvre F was born from the desire of its leader, Frédéric Roure, agronomist, ecological engineer, to provide an ecological, ethical and economical alternative to plastic products and imported fibers in the fields of geotextiles and textiles.
The company relies on an innovative technology that it has patented internationally, which consists of binding plant fibers by spraying water under high pressure without requiring the addition of adjuvant: this is the process of hydrolysis. It allows the industrial production of 100% biodegradable non-woven fabrics.
Thanks to this process, Géochanvre F manufactures products in Burgundy that enhance locally grown plant fibers such as hemp or flax.
NATURAL RAW MATERIALS FROM FRENCH AGRICULTURE
Géochanvre F mainly uses Hemp from Burgundy and also works to integrate Linen from Burgundy. Hemp is a rustic plant cultivated for a long time in France. It is grown without pesticides and allows agriculture, thanks to its roots, to naturally aerate their soils. Because it does not need inputs to grow, it is recommended in areas where drinking water is collected.
By providing an economic outlet for Hemp, Géochanvre F encourages its cultivation.
LOCAL TRANSFORMATION = LOCAL JOBS
Géochanvre F is developing on a former industrial site undergoing conversion, in Lézinnes in Yonne, in a rural area. To date, it has created 9 jobs.
In addition, for tailoring and packaging services, it calls on local service providers or those from the social and solidarity economy.