Groupe Roullier news : Innovation

Jun
2018

Creation of the LMH Innovation Division – serving all professions within the Group

Creation of the LMH Innovation Division – serving all professions within the Group

Written by Groupe Roullier / published in Innovation

 The primary objective in creating the LMH Innovation Division is to develop the Group’s knowledge of microorganisms in Plant and Animal Nutrition.

LMH is developing its organisational structure so as to better meet the growing needs of all Group employees with regards to microorganisms. This division will allow for optimised and accelerated innovation work.

In Plant Nutrition, work primarily focuses on our products’ impact on soil microbiology, which is an important topic for the Group.  One billion microorganisms are contained within one gram of soil, and only 1% of them are known. There are still vast areas to explore before we understand how our products interact with the soil’s microbial flora and the impact they have on a plant’s nutrition.  Biocontrol is also a line of research. Its aim is to protect the plant using natural mechanisms based on the use of living organisms and natural substances*.

In Animal Nutrition, LMH supports work on the bacterial flora in cattle rumen in particular, as well as on the preservation and quality of silage.
The laboratory also takes part in work related to biogas production from manure or silage.
 

LMH Innovation therefore enables us to deepen CMI Roullier’s knowledge of microorganisms so as to offer even more innovative Plant and Animal Nutrition solutions.
 

The LMH Tests division has two main tasks:

-          Carrying out quality testing on raw materials, marine and plant extracts, and products from our factories, as well as on the stability and sterility of our formulations.

-          Carrying out tests on the efficacy of disinfectant and antiseptic properties in a wide range of solutions, as well as carrying out health and safety checks on all sample types (water, straw, etc.).

With the launch of CMI, new clients have sought its expertise in fields as diverse as the medical and food production industries.

*INRA definition

 

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