Member - Alpha-Chitin

Alpha chitin is a biobased chemistry company producing Chitosans from innovative biomass for medical, environmental...

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2014
Company Size 4
Member Type
Founders Crochard Philippe
Headquarters 64170 Lacq, France
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Alpha chitin produces chitosans for medicine, pharmacology, cosmetics, environment and industry. The chitosan molecule mainly produced in Asia from shrimp or crab shells is extracted by Alpha Chitin with a biomass of insect larvae, Krill shells and a fungus specially developed by our company. These different biomasses allow a drastic reduction in energy consumption and chemicals currently used. The chitosan extracted from the mushroom allows us to offer market players a very important "natural origin" molecule due to restrictive European legislation in particular. We are also bringing a radical solution to the legal need for the production of biopesticides in Europe with the development of a chitosan zwitterion which makes it possible to encapsulate sulfur and copper and thus to spray this formulation in agriculture by drastically reducing the use of copper and sulfur.
Headquarters 64170 Lacq, France

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Affordable and clean energy
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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