On September 15, 2016, 25 candidates visited the Appel des 30! sites

Publié le : 25.11.2016

During the day, Lyon Métropole and the property owners presented 20 ha of land, 50,000 m2 of real estate solutions, 33 ha of industrial landscape and 87,000 m2 of photovoltaic potential.
On-site visits and multiple discussions allowed interested candidates to gather useful information for their project application.
Did you miss this visit and want to know more about the opportunities offered by l’Appel des 30? A second series of visits has been organized for Thursday, September 29, 2016.
To learn more about the scheduled program and to reserve your place, call the Chemical Valley Mission at or send an email to

Candidate applications move forward on October 31!

Publié le : 25.11.2016

Nearly forty candidates were mobilized for the two days of visits to land and real estate opportunities in September.
Participants were divided into roughly three equal groups: one-third were from industrial companies or real estate operations, another third were solar panel operators and the final third were actors on the production landscape.
Several of them have already confirmed their interest in sending in a single application or group application with complementary candidates.
Remember that the application can be put together freely and should give a summary of your company, project, desired real estate and project needs.

Launch of the 2016 Edition of the Appel des 30 ! on 1 September

Publié le : 18.07.2016

The second edition of the Appel des 30 ! is launched with the restated ambition of offering optimum implantation and growth solutions to developers of innovative projects in the chemical, energy and environmental sectors, accelerating Chemistry Valley’s economic development in the service of jobs and attractiveness, and helping to improve the quality of life and work in the south of the Métropole de Lyon.

The call for projects offers a broad range of land and property opportunities to accommodate economic and technological activities which will build the Chemistry Valley of tomorrow. It also provides project developers with a comprehensive solution, comprising effective facilities and infrastructures, together with technical, regulatory and financial support services.

Deadlines for project developers to note:

• 1 September: launch of the call for projects

• 15 and 29 September: inspections of land and property opportunities

Solvay has started on the rehabilitation of its administrative building in the Technological Risk Prevention Plan zone (PPRT zone) at Saint-Fons: the Delta building.

Publié le : 18.07.2016

On Wednesday, 8 June 2016, Solvay inaugurated the Delta building, now rehabilitated and incorporating technologies which make it an innovative, sophisticated and eco-responsible technological showcase. The Delta building is a reproducible example of renovation and rehabilitation in a PPRT* zone.

It now has a new “biomass” structure (wood, wood wool, pellets) via which, thanks to a green process and an innovative solution, it can withstand major overpressure and significantly reduce its energy consumption.

This renovation site will have cost some 2 million euros, funded in part by national and regional players such as Ademe and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region. It will also have given the contractors responsible for the works the chance to improve their know-how – an approach welcomed and acknowledged by the recent visit of Louis Schweitzer, the General Commissioner for Investment.

On Thursday, 2 June, Chemistry Valley was pleased to welcome the “Chemistry and Materials” Strategic Committee (CSF) chaired by Emmanuel Macron to the Arkema site at Pierre-Bénite.

Publié le : 11.07.2016

The Chemistry and Materials Strategic Committee took the opportunity to share the support strategy for this strategic sector.

The Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Sector chaired this meeting which brought together the President of the Métropole de Lyon, Gérard Collomb, the Prefect of the Region, and representatives from the sector, the competitiveness clusters and trade union organisations.

The choice of Chemistry Valley for this CSF represents a recognition of the territorial dynamic driven in this territory by the Métropole de Lyon, oriented to the future and the transformation of this historic industrial sector.

This summit meeting follows that of the General Commissioner for Future Investments, Louis SCHWEITZER, who, on 24 May, visited Axel’One, Gaya and Aeride in the context of the support for these projects by the Investments for the Future Programme (PIA).