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News 14 November 2023

IFP Energies nouvelles and ResiCare, leaders in the development of a production process for the non-toxic* biobased molecule 5-HMF

As part of a collaboration initiated at the end of 2021, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and ResiCare, a Michelin Group entity, announce that they have co-developed a process for producing the molecule 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) from fructose, particularly used in the manufacture of bio-based resins. All the stages of industrial development have been completed, from tests on various scales to pre-FEED and FEED engineering studies for an industrial unit.

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  • 1,549
    employees (total full-time equivalent workforce)
  • €262,1 million
    operating expenses, including €228 million for R&I
  • 2 sites
    in Rueil-Malmaison (near Paris) and in Solaize (near Lyon)
  • ISO 9001
    certified for R&I activities