Innovation at CMI Roullier

From Irish pasture to Brazilian soya, from European dairy cattle to American poultry, the CMI Roullier’s researchers and experts of all nationalities are working on all possible lines of research on a daily basis.  They are developing, in particular, the marine and plant-origin specificities that have constituted the Group’s uniqueness and strength since 1959.

Thus, thanks to the expertise and methods implemented in its experimental greenhouses and laboratories, the Centre Mondial de l’Innovation Roullier is becoming a powerful accelerator of growth in the field of Plant Nutrition and Animal Nutrition.

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Plant Nutrition Center

The Plant Nutrition Center brings concrete and effective solutions, which also respect the environment, thanks to the high level of expertise from the soil, to the leaf and the fruit.

An international team of PhDs in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Microbiology, and Agricultural Engineers work with some 60 universities and institutes around the world on numerous projects around our specific products and on tools which are unique in fertilization. Their work has been the subject of various patents and scientific publications.

Our phenotyping greenhouse is unique in private fertilization and has been designed in collaboration with INRA (National Institute for Agronomic Research), allowing measurement of the growth or physiological state of plants in a non-destructive way. The automated conveying of pots, combined with precision imaging, facilitates the production of a very large amount of data, for even more reliability in the results.

Four Growth chambers allow us to evaluate our products in a multitude of climates. Being able to control the light intensity, the hours of daylight, the temperature and the humidity makes it possible to allow us to reproduce all the agro-climatic situations of the planet.

Animal Nutrition Center

Our PhDs in Animal Nutrition formulation chemistry and engineers work in our laboratories and in the field (Europe, Asia, South America...) on the implementation of new generation active ingredients for ruminantsmonogastrics and aquaculture.

Two artificial rumens allow us to evaluate the impact of our formulations in different areas such as digestibility or ration optimization.

Intestinal immunity of monogastrics, manure recycling and improvements in silage are also subject to special studies. The Animal Nutrition Center works together with various institutes and universities throughout the world (INRAINPIFIP...).

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Physico-chemical analysis laboratory

The essential control point for all our researches and products

This laboratory works on R&D projects in both Plant and Animal Nutrition. As safety requires, it checks, validates and assures the quality of the Groupe Roullier's product. It is involved throughout the manufacturing process, from the analysis of raw materials to the final product, on physical (granulometry, how it crumbles ...) and chemical characteristics (titration of minerals, trace elements ...). To that end, the teams have top of the range equipment at their disposal.

Microbiology Laboratory

Our accreditation: the guarantee of optimal safety and international recognition

Our PhDs in microbiology test the antimicrobial efficiency of disinfectant products used in the veterinary, food, medical, industrial and community sectors. They also monitor the microbiological and sanitary status of different products to check their sterility or to detect the presence of pathogenic or altering germs. The microbiology laboratory works closely with both Plant and Animal Nutrition. Its COFRAC accreditation and its recognition by the French Ministry of Research also enable to be the partner of all private or public organizations looking for an accredited laboratory.

Innovation news

The 2020 Innovation Awards Roullier – Summary

22 January 2021

The pandemic has thrown the importance of scientific research into stark relief. Against this exceptional backdrop, ten days ago the Groupe Roullier held its 2020 ceremony, in unprecedented virtual format, announcing the two research teams that are the recipients of this year’s Innovation Awards Roullier.

Only 1 month to go until the results of the 2020 Innovation Awards Roullier

11 December 2020

On 11 January we will have the pleasure of handing over the trophies to the two winners of the 2020 Innovation Awards Roullier in Plant Nutrition and Animal Nutrition

INNOVATION AWARDS ROULLIER 2020: Ambitious and Innovative Ideas

3 September 2020

After receiving more than 100 applications (65 Plant Nutrition projects and 36 Animal Nutrition projects) in answer of this international contest organized by the CMI Roullier, our two international juries rigorously reviewed them – first individually and then collectively – in order to choose the competition’s two winners.

Change of date for the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 ceremony

29 May 2020

In consideration of the current health situation, we decided to postpone the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 award ceremony. Please note that it will be held on December 11, 2020 (instead of June 24).

Walter Wenzel’s advice, winner of the 2018 Edition

25 March 2020

Walter Wenzel (Austria), winner of the 2018 Innovation Awards Roullier, will give you his advice for 2020 Innovation Awards Roullier edition.

Laura Zanin

Laura Zanin’s advices, winner of the 2018 Edition

18 March 2020

As part of the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020, we give you Laura Zanin’s advices, winner of the 2018 Edition.

You asked for it, we did it!

26 February 2020

Many of you have contacted us to obtain more information about the contest, the content of the application file, the expectations of the juries and the prizes, asking us for an extension in order to write your application as well as possible.

Crossed glances of experts on the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 – Pr. Mario Estévez and Pr. Johannes Lehmann

14 February 2020

Mario Estévez and Johannes Lehmann are respectively Professor in the department of animal production and food science at the University of Extremadura and Professor of soil biogeochemistry and soil fertility management at Cornell University. As members of the jury of the Innovation Awards Roullier 2020 and experts in their field, they agreed to give their […]

Innovation Awards 2020-Animal Nutrition Jury members

Innovation Awards 2020 - Animal Nutrition Jury members

30 December 2019

We are pleased to present you our three jury members for the Animal Nutrition

Who is Groupe Roullier?

Since 1959, the Groupe Roullier‘s teams have been meeting the real needs of industry in the sector. A major operator in Animal and Plant Nutrition for 60 years, the Groupe Roullier has always continued to develop its expertise and skillsets. To maintain its leadership in these domains, the Centre Mondial de l’Innovation Roullier was created in Saint-Malo, historical hometown of its first production unit, to gather on a single site and with unique means, all skills involved in the innovation process.

To get more information, head to the page dedicated to the innovation at CMI Roullier.