COMPIÈGNE France — SurfactGreen, a specialist in the production of bio-sourced surfactants, has completed its first industrial-scale production and booked its first order, which is with Eiffage Route. The accomplishments give credibility to the company’s ambitions within the plant-based chemistry market.
Thanks to its financial partners, Go Capital and FINOVAM Gestion, as well as to the 2018 innovation contest held by Bpifrance, which resulted in a grant worth €1.1 million, SurfactGreen has developed very strong R&D activities in the field of surfactants and green chemistry.
SurfactGreen booked on its first order, which is with Eiffage Route. Pierre-Yves Divet, President and Founder of SurfactGreen, said, “It is a delight for us to engage in our first contract with our historical partner, Eiffage Route. There has been a great deal of mutual trust between us from the very beginning of the SurfactGreen adventure. We managed to penetrate the extremely competitive market of construction, thanks to our eco-responsible and most importantly high-performing products.”
SurfactGreen successfully managed its industrialization, thanks to the support of its partner, PALCHEM, which is based in the north of France. “Crossing the industrialization step is a key achievement that gives sound credibility to our ambitions,” said Xavier Roussel, Managing Director and Co-Investor at SurfactGreen.
Leveraging the principles of green chemistry, SurfactGreen develops various types of patented and eco-compatible surfactants. They are obtained from renewable and available raw materials that do not compete with the human food chain, making large-volume production possible. The surfactants produced by SurfactGreen target various applications, including bitumen emulsions, cosmetics and industrial detergents.
Roussel commented, “SurfactGreen’s success comes from its ability to develop products exclusively driven by customer requirements. Indeed, no products are developed without a steady partnership at each step of the development process, with at least one industrial partner. Innovation does not only concern products, it also concerns work processes. This means we are entirely focused on our customers’ needs and can act quickly, which are essential features to ensure our credibility and funding.”
SurfactGreen is expanding its team. Staff numbers have doubled within less than one year, and the company now has 10 people working for the start-up. Clémentine Martin-Lepicard is now in charge of regulatory and business affairs, and Quentin Brouet is the New Business Developer.