In the years leading to the history of the start-up SurfactGreen, 2 scientists from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), Daniel Plusquellec and Thierry Benvegnu, started in 1984 to develop 100% green surfactants from natural raw-materials. As a result they both came to realize all the potential of their new molecules.
The SurfactGreen's history
Samples and production for customers
SurfactGreen SAS was created at the end of 2016. Funded by 2 venture capital firms, a technology transfer company, the 2 inventors and 4 entrepreneurs. SurfactGreen raised 1,2 million Euros of Equity. The BPI (French Investment Bank) awarded grants and early stage loan for a total of 0,5 million Euros.
From 1984 up to 2020, the inventors published 8 international patents. Three of them are co-owned in partnership with 3 international companies. SurfactGreen is continuously developing new patents to protect our innovations and their applications.