Research Project Biobased Acrylics

Editor: Sonja Beyer

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Colombes/France (fel) – Arkema will lead a research project on biobased acrylics in the Lorraine region. This joint research program will aim to develop an industrial process for the synthesis of glycerol — a byproduct of the processing of rapeseed into bio-diesel — into acrylic acid, hitherto produced from propylene, a fossil resource. The program will represent some € 11 million expenditure over three years. Partners are the Lorraine Regional Council and two university laboratories.