Today’s chemical industry is highly dependent on petrochemicals. Fortunately, to alleviate the constraints linked to diminishing oil reserves and growing consumer demand for more natural products, microalgae show extremely promising potential.
Reduce society’s dependence on oil, greenhouse gas emissions and comply with European regulation, REACH, for a cleaner, healthier world for future generations.
Because they can produce lipids, hydrocarbons, alcohol, esters, biopolymers and platform molecules, etc., microalgae are an infinite reservoir of new molecular structures.
The use of renewable raw materials that are less toxic for man allows for cleaner production methods and safer, more sustainable products which meet with the new restrictions imposed by the European regulation, Reach (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances) and growing consumer trends.
Down the line, the opportunities are endless, be it in bioplastics (packaging, bags, disposable products, car industry, etc.), eco-construction, or any of the other current uses for petrochemicals.