Develop and industrialize a biobased molecule
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Design and develop a range of non-toxic adhesives/resins
Fields of application
Industrial adhesive resins have historically contained SVHC-classified compounds. The global market potential for a substitute would be significant, primarily in the automotive and construction sectors.
The main objectives of the BioImpulse project are to:
- Create a new adhesive resin free from SVHC compounds which has less impact on human health and the environment,
- Develop an industrial-scale fermentation process for this molecule of interest more cheaply than its oil-based equivalent,
- Promote this new adhesive resin technology in the automotive and construction markets (in particular timber),
- Produce this resin in small, compact and decentralized installations as close as possible to the final customers, reducing its complexity and implementation costs.
The originality of this project is that it integrates a considerable portion of the value chain: from the biological production of the molecule right through to the application of the resin.
Eco-design (including production by fermentation, with the possibility of 2G biomass supply) will be key to the project for health, environmental and economic reasons.
Not in competition with the power supply
BioImpulse: sponsor of Manon and Quentin
“The BioImpulse project team brings together French leaders from several business sectors. It is made up of specialists recognized in their field, all determined to harness new technologies to boost French competitiveness.
It has set itself an ambitious goal, a real challenge: to co-create a biobased resin using open innovation in the space of six years. (…) Read more
The National Olympic Committee has selected Quentin Delapierre and Manon Audinet for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the Nacra 17 category. They will be proudly wearing the colours of BioImpulse, a biobased project led by ResiCare, a Michelin subsidiary partnering...
On December 8 2019, Manon Audinet and Quentin Delapierre achieved the feat of qualifying France for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the Nacra 17 category at the World Championships in Auckland. Our two promising young skippers arrived in 10th place in the World...
Excerpt from “Paroles d’Experts” (February 2020) with Olivier Rolland/TWB and Nicolas Seeboth/Michelin, on the BioImpulse project.