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This research project comes within the framework of regional economic development though technological innovation, with an eye to developing high-performance and competitive bioplastics, via economically viable production methods.  Another crucial challenge is to avoid, by exploiting renewable resources of plant origin, entering into competition with food products.

Within this context, the ALPO project advises, on a specific note, to develop new building blocks (monomers, etc.) and corresponding bioplastics, initially from micro-algae, as a renewable non-food raw material, via an inter-disciplinary partnership of university (chemists, engineers and biologists)  and industry (IAR, Greenwin, POM, PCG, AQUIMER poles).

The new grades of bioplastics, and more specifically multi-purpose polyesters and coatings developed within the framework of the ALPO project, may have strong development perspectives, mainly in the industrial activity sectors within the INTERREG zone (textile, automotive, sports, construction, and the biomedical domain) in cooperation with the poles of competitiveness (Greenwin, IAR, PCG, POM, AQUIMER).

Partners :

- l'Université de Mons,

- l'Université de Lille I,

- l'Université de Gand,

- l'Université Catholique de Louvain    Antenne de Courtrai,

- l'Université de Reims Champagne Ardennes,

- l'AgroParisTech - Reims

This project was labellised by AQUIMER on the 24th of November 2016


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