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A biosourced chitosan from animal or plant biomass with guaranteed traceability

January 2023
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Alpha Chitin aims at providing biosourced chitosan from animal or plant biomass with guaranteed traceability, high repeatibility and quality. The purity of produced chitosan can reach 90% and there is a wide range of molecular weights offered. The product is 100% natural. The potential applications include pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic companies, agricultural sector and industrialists. The manufacturing process is based on green chemistry principles. Alpha Chitin obtains raw materials from local suppliers and grows its own Mycelium for the fungi-based chitosin production. Its main facility is based in Lacq, France and the company is dedicated to support local economy, e.g. by creating workplaces.

Label Date January 20, 2023
From France
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Funding

The environmental benefits

  • Very high purity - around 90%
  • Different molecular weights: from 500 Da to 1200 kDa
  • 100% Natural Origin Guaranteed
  • 3 times lower carbon footprint than chitosan produced from shrimp shells
  • Decreases pollution of the grounds by copper 100-150 folds in agrochemical application

The Financial benefits

  • To be the only European producer of quality chitosan - Offer European players, as a priority, competitive prices with those practiced by Asian producers

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Company Profile


Alpha chitin est une entreprise de chimie du végétal qui produit des chitosans à partir de biomasse innovante pour des applications médicales, environnementales...

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Headquarters 64170 Lacq, France

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