Originally published on L’usine Nouvelle
Preparation work for the ReSolute plant in Circa in Moselle has begun. On this occasion, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister in charge of Industry, visited the site on December 10, 2021.
This project, which received funding from the BBI JU under the Horizon 2020 program , aims to develop a levoglucosenone (LGO) unit, a building-block allowing the development of biosourced solvents including Cyrene, Circa’s flagship product. This flagship unit is under construction on the site of the former Emile Huchet coal-fired power station, owned by GazelEnergie .“This project bears witness to the industrial reconquest of our country: here, in Carling, we are going to switch from coal as energy to low-carbon heat, and switch from fossil chemistry to biosourced chemistry. Deeply decarbonizing our industrial fabric means making it more sustainable but also more competitive and less vulnerable to variations in the price of raw materials,” the minister said.
The future unit, representing an investment of 50 million euros, will be able to produce 1,000 tonnes of Cyrene per year, starting in the third quarter of 2023.