ITERG is a certified Industrial Technical Centre(1) (ITC) specialized in fats and oils (vegetable oil, animal fat, fat and oil by-products). ITERG is a private organization under contract (French contrat de performance) with the French state (2016-2019). It is ISO 9001-certified and is eligible for French Research & Development tax relief.
ITERG provides infrastructures dedicated to research, production, analytical testing and expertise aimed at promoting research and innovation, transfer of technology and upstream/downstream industrial competitiveness in the sector of fats and oils.
ITERG meets the needs of industries represented within the FNCG(2), through collective research programmes. To this end, it works in close collaboration with the oilseed industry (TERRES UNIVIA)(3), which provides ITERG with financial support for research. ITERG also carries out academic research, and as such is involved as a partner and coordinator in many French and European science projects. Its ever-expanding competences and know-how mean that ITERG is a proactive partner in R&D industrial projects.
ITERG is recognized as an expert in its field by national and international bodies (professional organizations, public authorities, national and international institutions - see page 18). It is actively involved in standardization programmes and helps drive scientific and technological progress in the fats and oils sector. A founding member of the Carnot 3BCAR Institute, ITERG plays an active role in collaborative research and provides help and support for businesses developing and innovating in the agri-food and industrial sector, regardless of whether these businesses produce, process or only use fats and oils.
(1) ITCs are created by and for the industrial sector in compliance with a specific legislation based on research ethics
(2) The National Federation of the Fats and Oils Industries
(3) National Interprofessional Organization of Oil Crop Producers