The Laboratory of Agro-Industrial Chemistry was created in 1975 to develop the chemistry of agro-resources.
Associated to INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) through a co-funded research unit (1010 INRA/INP-ENSIACET), the LCA performs multi-disciplinary research in partnership with the academic, agricultural and industrial sectors.
Our scientific strategy is to acquire knowledge on the chemical structures and properties of agro-molecules as well as to study of their reactivity.
The final objective of our research is the non-food utilization of products and by-products from agriculture, forestry and agro-industries. In one word: the chemistry of "renewable carbon".
Through this approach, the research at LCA associates Science and Technology of Agro-Resources with Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.