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Pierre DIDOU, Quality Manager, Research and Development came entreprise.DANISCO we present this is an international group employing 19,000 people, manufactures a wide range (sugar, emulsifiers, ...).
On the site of Landerneau, 65 people are busy extracting ALGINATES, which will be sold worldwide, 95% of the export share. The extraction process, between the beginning and the end of the chain, takes 24 hours or continuous operation, also the staff is organized into four teams making the 3/8.
We were surprised by the extent of the site:
• 6 hectares of land on which is located a wastewater treatment plant equivalent to a town of 60,000 inhabitants, or 6 times Landerneau. The plant is a major consumer of water 2500m 3 / day, which when processed back to the Elorn. Danisco was awarded the "Quality Britain" in 1992 for his installation.
• 1200 m 2 of buildings. Much used for storage of algae. Indeed the harvest takes place from May to October is 40,000 tons of algae that are used during the year.
Shall be retained in the Formaldehyde in huge hangars

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