EFIB Stakeholder Profile

Company/Organisation type: Other

Focus area/active in: 

  • Bio-based Chemistry
  • Bio-based Materials
  • Biorefinery / Pilot Plant
  • Engineering / Scale-up
  • Enzyme Technologies & Bioprocesses
  • Feedstock / Biomass
  • Plant-based Food
  • Plant-based meat alternative
  • SCP (single cell protein)


De Smet Engineers & Contractors (DSEC) is a leading engineering and general contractor company. DSEC carries out projects from their initial conceptual stage up to their complete delivery (EPCM or EPC mandate), combining excellence in process integration, execution, cost containment and reliability with a particular focus on energy-saving initiatives and sustainability. DSEC is specialized in projects for the following agroindustry sectors: 

  • Sugars
  • Vegetable oil, Feed and Protein
  • 1G/2G Biofuels
  • Bio-based chemicals / Bio-refinery
  • Agro-nutrients.

Thanks to our in-house multidisciplinary engineering capabilities, along with our skills in establishing comprehensive site construction tenders and execution procedures, we are a trustworthy partner for the comprehensive design and construction of agroindustrial plants. Since the beginning of its activities, DSEC has dedicated a specific attention to the intimate integration of process steps to achieve:

  • performances
  • sustainability transition
  • proven safety & security integration
  • compliance to feed/food requirements.

Our expertise, accumulated in vegetable oils, sugars, biofuels and bio-refineries, that entail similar unit operations, opens the door to process scale-up capabilities, thanks to its holistic biorefining approach, with a special focus on:

  • biomass pre-treatment
  • fermentation
  • upstream/downstream
  • heat integration/energy efficiency

This expertise and our industrial experience naturally drives DSEC to consider its involvement into the following growing sectors :

  • 2G sugars and derivatives
  • lignin/cellulose valorization
  • alternative proteins.

Presently, DSEC is active in many countries worldwide and, to support such development, has subsidiaries in Argentina, India, France, Germany and Mauritius. DSEC has delivered more than 400 industrial plants/complexes in more than 65 countries.


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