First GreenCARE LabCom PhD defense

On September 10, 2020, took place the first GreenCARE Labcom thesis defense
First GreenCARE LabCom PhD defense

On September 10, 2020, took place the thesis defense of Corentin Bordier, the first CIFRE doctoral student from the Demeta / University of Rennes1 / CNRS Joint Research Laboratory GreenCARE, supported in particular by the ANR Labcom Label and the Brittany Regional Council.

In less than three years, the work carried out during this thesis, under the joint supervision of Dr Vincent Escande (DEMETA) and Pr Christophe Darcel (Rennes 1 University), led to the development of two families of eco-compatible catalysts for two oxidation processes of bio-based unsaturated derivatives such as bio-based oleic acid making it possible in particular to obtain two specialty products:  pelargonic acid and azelaic acid, used in the production of lubricants, bio-herbicides, cosmetic active ingredients and bioplastic precursors.

This work has been the subject of two patent applications with international extensions.

 

Published 2020/10/01