Volume 19, Number 1, Janvier-Février 2012
|Page(s)||54 - 58|
|Section||Dossier : Lipochimie|
|Published online||15 January 2012|
De l’idée au marché : l’ITERG renforce ses activités dans la chimie verte avec la plateforme CEDOP, Centre européen de développement des oléo-produits
ITERG, Institut des Corps Gras, 11 rue Gaspard Monge, 33600 Pessac, France
ITERG, the Industrial Technical Centre (CTI) for Fats and Oils, under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment, located in Pessac has undertaken the project to build a technology platform (to be operational in early 2012) dedicated to innovation and transfer in the field of oleochemicals from experimental to semi-industrial scales. This platform, CEDOP (European Centre for the Development of Oleo-Products) can offer within the same entity, expertise and scalability from laboratory to semi-industrial productions, to industrial manufacturers, processors, distributors and value chain actors of oleo-products. This project unique in its design, perfectly in tune with public policies for innovation and development of green chemistry, not only meets the needs of manufacturers and their markets but also the current socio-economic expectations in terms of environment and sustainable development. The CEDOP project total investment reached 8,700,000 € [buildings (laboratories, industrial and pilot halls, technical offices) and equipment]. After the positive results of preliminary studies (competition, market research, risk assessment) and the inclusion of CEDOP in the “State-Aquitaine Region Contract of Projects”, public institutions (Regional Council, State, FEDER, local) and professional organization (ONIDOL) brought together 85% of the project funding. Such a support reflects the confidence of the stakeholders in ITERG’s independent entrepreneurial skills in scientific and technology to meet public and professional policies, but above all in the large scope of corporate customers from different sectors of activity, potential future users of the tool. This project for research and technology transfer is fully integrated in ITERG’s development and diversification strategies and aims to develop an attractive lipochemistry-technology cluster.
Key words: oleo-products development platform / pilot plants / semi-industrial scale production / fats & oils derivatives
© John Libbey Eurotext 2012
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