Thierry Benvegnu highlighted on the Institut Carnot AgriFood Transition website

From patent to start-up
Thierry benvegnu's portrait on the Institut Carnot AgriFood Transition website

Thierry Benvegnu's work over the last fifteen years has led to the creation of SurfactGreen, an innovative company offering manufacturers high-performance, biodegradable 100% plant-based ingredients with much lower ecotoxicity.

In 2022, Thierry Benvegnu was awarded the Agri/Agro Environmental Intelligence prize from the Rennes Innovation Campus. A fitting reward for this expert in green chemistry, whose work has been developed through technology transfer to the SurfactGreen start-up.

This professor from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR) works at the Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences (CNRS/University of Rennes/ENSCR/INSA Rennes). It was there, in 2004, that he devised his first patents on biosourced surfactants. "These products are used by manufacturers for detergents, washing powder, dishwashing liquids, textiles, mining and cosmetics such as hair conditioner. ...

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  • Thierry Benvegnu, Univ Rennes, CNRS, ENSCR, ISCR – UMR 6226, F-35000 Rennes, France
    thierry [dot] benvegnuatensc-rennes [dot] fr


Published August 16, 2023