The depletion of fossil resources, on which today’s international industry and economy depend, as well as environmental considerations related to global warming, are moving society towards a post-oil era. Plant-based chemistry could be one of the solutions from the past for the future of humanity.
The work of the Chair focuses on the conversion of plant biomass into reagents, ingredients, bioenergy and food and non-food products with acceptable societal, environmental and financial levels. The scientific and technical challenges cannot be solved by a research laboratory or an industry alone but by the exchange of know-how and the training of a large public as well as the dissemination of this multidisciplinary science to the young public in France and in the world.
This project is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UNESCO.