Meeting the needs of a growing population by developing renewable raw materials

Through its product innovations using bio-based raw materials, the Arkema group intends to meet the increasing needs of the world’s people while at the same time conserving fossil resources.

By developing products made from bio-based raw materials, the Arkema group is doing its part to conserve non-renewable fossil feedstocks. The focus of these developments is on bio-based polymers, glycerol derivatives and vegetable oils.

Another way that the Group is conserving fossil resources is by improving its industrial processes and efficiencies.

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The challenges of crude oil depletion vs. the growing needs of the world’s population

       

Source : Institut National des Etudes Démographiques (INED)

Products supplied by the chemical industry (plastics, fertilizers, detergents, cosmetics, paints, phyto-sanitary products, etc.) are necessary for the world’s economic development. However, these products are strongly tied to fossil resources.

The gradual depletion of these resources – coupled with population growth – creates a need for new solutions able to reduce reliance on fossil resources and preserve the environment.