Messer France, one of the leaders of the industrial gas industry, announces that its president, Richard Perrayon, has been appointed director of the Union of Chemical Industries (UIC) Ile de France.
A graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Industrial Chemistry in Lyon, holds a Master's degree in Management and Strategic Management, and President of Messer France since 2008, Richard Perrayon, through his new status as administrator of the Union of Chemical Industries (UIC) Ile de France, will strive to defend a sustainable chemical industry.
Richard Perrayon, a member of the UIC's National Competitiveness Committee, brings his expertise as an industrial gas producer to the debates on energy transition. Among other things, he recently spoke at the UIC General Assembly on the CO2 paradox, drawing on the example of Messer, who recovers CO2 from industrial emissions and values it in many environmentally beneficial applications.
"The chemical industry accounts for 200,000 direct jobs in France, 600,000 in total by integrating indirect jobs. It generates 89 billion euros in sales, 55 of which are exported. It is one of the few sectors with an export surplus in France. For example, the chemical industry invested almost 4 billion euros in 2012. It provides solutions for sustainable development. Energy is essential to its operation: it accounts for an average of 20% of its cost prices, and even more so for the industrial gas sector. Of course, competitive energy is essential to preserve our beautiful chemical industry in France. That's why I'm particularly involved in the debates on the energy transition, which must be a lever for competitiveness and jobs," says Perrayon.
At Messer France, Richard Perrayon has distinguished himself through great initiatives such as the construction of the green CO2 capture unit in Lacq (12 million Euros investment) and the start of a new medical activity (7 million Euros). Even more Richard Perrayon is stepping up his efforts to promote sustainable development in the markets that pioneer sustainable mobility: sponsorship of airships and various prototype vehicles running on hydrogen or, more recently, nitrous oxide.
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