Institut polytechnique de Bordeaux
Université de Bordeaux


Currently, the dependence of the chemical industry in fossil resources remains very important and involves long-term economic, ecological and political risks. The use of renewable resources appears as a priority for sustainability. The development of new biopolymers constitutes a major challenge for the French chemical industry and represents a huge potential market.
From 2007 to 2012, the Actia Polygreen UMT demonstrated its ability to innovate in biopolymers both at scientific and industrial levels, including by filing patents that have attracted the interest of industrialists.

It is in this context that the Actia Polygreen2Industry UMT is aiming to develop new synthons lipid, ligno-cellulosic material and resin for the production of biopolymers to offer innovative solutions to industries.

This UMT, based in Bordeaux, started end of 2012 for a period of 5 years.
It follows on from the Actia Polygreen UMT (2006-2011).


Axis 1
Exploitation of the work conducted between 2007 and 2012 (patents) by proposing projects of innovation in companies via the Iterg’s Cedop transfer platform (European Centre for development of the oleo).

Axis 2
Development of new chemical intermediaries to make biopolymers

Axis 3
Demonstration of the industrial feasibility and viability of eco-designed products to promote the development of the agro-materials