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The use of renewable feedstock from agricultural raw materials instead of fossil oil is a major concern in the chemical industry. Biomass is a renewable source whose production contributes to a moderate part of the greenhouse effect. With short grow cycles, it provides a long term alternative overcoming the limited availability of fossil resources. Technological improvements combined with stricter regulations and the continuous increase of fossil raw material costs are the major factors accounting for the development of green chemistry over the last few years. The French chemical industry is expecting to source 15% of its needs from biomass in 2017.

The strategy of Tereos Starch & Sweeteners in green chemistry 

  • Using the current starch-based products and co-products to replace fossil raw materials.
  • Developing the production of new biomolecules from agricultural raw materials.
  • Developing 2nd generation bio-refinery, the valorisation of lignocellulosic raw materials such as straw, wood and bagasse.

Tereos Starch & Sweeteners's strategy in green chemistry is part of a wider vision, as the company functions at different levels, providing both outlets to agricultural raw materials and input for various industrial sectors. Tereos Starch & Sweeteners's answer to the global concern for a more efficient use of agricultural resources includes the development of new uses of wheat proteins in human and animal nutrition. Globally, producing vegetable proteins instead of animal proteins helps save plant resources and water. This is the goal of the Improve consortium project launched by Tereos Starch & Sweeteners.

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