By : Ecole de Paris du Management
Date : 2009
Location : France / Paris
The use and prospects of polymers and the identification of organic-based molecules to be used in the nutrition/health industry and in the plant-based or 'green' chemical industry
glucose polymers, nutrition industry, health industry, plant-based chemical industry, 'green' chemical industry, sustainable development,
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Roquette Frères was originally a company which manufactured starch for the textile industry. Today it employs 6,000 people, has a turnover of 2.5 billion Euros, and has a presence in about one hundred countries. Roquette produces glucose polymers from potatoes, wheat, maize and peas.
These polymers may be used in both the nutrition/health industry and in the plant-based or 'green' chemical industry. With the depletion of fossil resources, the prospects for the biomass-based organic chemical industry - which will gradually replace the petrochemical industry - are huge. The most important factor is to identify correctly the molecules which are likely to be the first to 'change over' from the petrochemical industry to the organic-based chemical industry, by taking into consideration technical, functional and economic factors.
However, Marc Roquette is already looking even further into the future : in 2100, and provided that energy is abundant and cheap (as is predicted by thermonuclear energy), it will perhaps be micro algae which will produce a large part of our plastics… and even comprise what we eat.
About the speaker: Marc ROQUETTE
Graduate of EDHEC, president of Roquette Frères since 2004, member of the Académie des Technologies.
Presentation by Marc ROQUETTE followed by a Q&A session.
The document is a report of the speaker presentation and the Q&A Session.
Company Description : Le rapport inclut un compte-rendu de l'intervention et de la session de Questions/Réponses. (12 pages)
Company Description : The document is a report of the speaker presentation and the Q&A Session. (11 pages)
Organizer : Ecole de Paris du ManagementThe École de Paris du management was created in 1993. Under its auspices, researchers and professionals talk about subjects which open the way for discussion ensuring a high quality of oral and written work. Although short-term concerns are the basis for these exchanges, the approach adopted reflects long-term issues. These include helping change the views which researchers, participants and public opinion have of the way in which private and public affairs are conducted