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Green Chemistry and Processes for the Environment Platform

Published on 8 March 2024

Green Chemistry and Processes for the Environment Platform

Enhanced materials and processes for more sustainable growth

The Green Chemistry and Processes for the Environment Platform develops materials and processes for environmental applications, recycling, renewable energy components, hydrogen technologies, and carbon capture and recycling. The platform's philosophy is that the circular economy is an innovation driver. This means developing materials and processes that severely limit the use of critical materials, that have the recovery and recycling of materials built-in, and that include plans for reuse of materials in the original or related processes. 

The platform is home to experts in chemistry, chemical synthesis, chemical and physicochemical processes, and material forming processes. It is also staffed by people knowledgeable about eco-innovation and lifecycle analysis to ensure that the environmental impacts of the processes developed are limited.

Materials can be synthesized and eco-processed at the pilot scale to facilitate scaling them up for industrial implementation.

   The platform's activities address the following topics:
  • Renewable energy component recycling (PV, batteries, hydrogen components, electronic waste)

  • Materials and processes for the environment (capture, adsorption, and conversion of organic, inorganic, and particulate pollutants)

  • Materials for hydrogen storage (complex hydrides, LOHC, NH3)

  • Decarbonization chemistry and processes (CO2 catalysis and electrocatalysis)

  • Functionalization processes (core, surface,  subsurface) and supercritical CO2 extraction

  • The reuse of recycled materials

   The platform has units specializing in:
  • Solution chemistry, electrochemistry, hydrometallurgy

  • Separation and purification of matter

  • Organic and inorganic synthesis

  • Catalysis (synthesis and measurement of kinetics)

  • Hydrogen (sorption chemistry, detection, interaction with matter)

  • Gas and trace substance analysis

  • In-line and off-line characterization of matter and materials (FTIR, UV, SEM, ATG-DSC, XRF, ICPMS, Zetasizer, GC-MS, µGC, mechanical properties, etc.)



  • €9 million in investment

  • 600 sq. m of clean rooms

  • 50 patents

  • Grenoble