BETEN International was founded in 1996 by Jean Roche on the basis of previous engineering activity in France and later on international in manifold sectors such as industry, military, nuclear, pharmaceutical and tertiary.

During the USSR epoch, Jean Roche had obtained contracts for construction of 20 modular plants all over the Soviet Union based on an innovative principle invented by him and patented by the INPI («French National Institute for Industrial Protection») in France.

The first plant was built in Azerbaijan, and when he was constructing his second plant in Ukraine the Soviet bloc collapsed and most of former Soviet countries took their independence. Therefore in 1991 he decided to move his activities from the Moscow’s center, which was the only possible entry to this zone for foreigners, to the young democratic Ukraine.

He finished construction of this plant of printed circuits (still operating) and was remunerated for his services by agricultural raw materials. Convinced of development potential of this country he continued to assist the agriculture sector in Ukraine through commercialization of machines (tractors, grain harvester combines, irrigation systems etc.) and later by direct implication in several cultures, in particular aromatic plants.

This activity made him invest also in the processes of primary transformation of such materials as distillation of these plants into essential oils. That allowed our company getting experienced in renovation and construction of industrial facilities as well as in importing of equipment and exporting of products to Europe and to the rest of the World.

Eager to get its plants more energetically independent the company then started to explore the biomass opportunities and more generally the sector of renewable energies. Approval of the new Law on green tariff in Ukraine in April, 2009 contributed to development of this new emerging sector of activity and today BETEN is taking an active part in studies for implantation of wind farms, solar power stations and renovation of mini hydro-power plants, installation of biomass or biogas units and application of the Kyoto Protocol for decrease of methane emissions in atmosphere.