Organic chemist, Romain Chavallard turned to biomass valorisation. After first investigations in vegetebale oil transformation realised at catalysis synthesis and environnement lab in Lyon, he did is Ph.D on the synthesis of new biosourced antifoams under Dr. Estelle Metay and Pr. Marc Lemaire supervision. Following this, he started a new position at Esperide as lab manager. The laboratory is working on the development of new non-CMR biosourced solvents and on the development of ever more effective detergents for industrial sectors such as aeronautics.