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Visit by the president of the French Republic

Le président de la République Nicolas Sarkozy a visité ce mardi 27 septembre 2011 l’entreprise Novance à Venette, filiale de Sofiprotéol, partenaire avec l’UTC du projet Picardie Innovations Végétales, Enseignements et Recherches Technologiques (PIVERT).

Visit by the president of the French Republic

September 27, 2011, HE the President of the French Republic, Nicolas SARKOZY visited the site of NOVANCE at Venette, a subsidiary of SOFIPROTEOL, one of UTC Compiegne's partners in the PIVERT Project (the acronym in French is Picardie Innovations Végétales, Enseignements et Recherches Technologiques). The President was accompanied by Ministers Nathalie KOSCIUSKO-MORIZET (Ecology), Bruno LEMAIRE (Agriculture), Eric BESSON (Industry) as well as by René ROCOL, Commissioner General for the Government Plan 'Invest for the Future'; the ¨President also took part in a Round Table with all the actors of the recently labelled IEED, financing of which comes from the Invest in the Future funds. The venue also provided an excellent opportunity for Prof Alain STORCK, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Administrator of UTC Compiegne and Prof. Daniel THOMAS, UTC and also Chairman of the Pole Industry and Agro-Resources (IAR) to exchange with President SARKOZY about the themes associated with bio-fuels and green chemistry.