Industrial Crops producing added value Oils for Novel chemicals
FP7 Project with U.S. partner
Short name and number
Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Biotechnology
Replacing fossil oil with renewable resources is perhaps the most urgent need and the most challenging task that human society faces today. Cracking fossil hydrocarbons and building the desired chemicals with advanced organic chemistry usually requires many times more energy than is contained in the final product. Thus, using plant material in the chemical industry does not only replace the fossil material contained in the final product but also save substantial energy in the processing.
Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Canada and China.
Name of US Partner
DONALD DANFORD PLANT SCIENCE CENTER, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA