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Audi partners with Global Bioenergies for drop-in biofuel [Registered]

The Paris-based start-up Global Bioenergies recently announced that it is partnering with the German car-manufacturer Audi on the development of isobutene-derived isooctane, a high performance biofuel for gasoline engines from sugar. The strategic partnership includes stock options and an unspecified amount of funding. Global Bioenergies technology comprises bioengineered microbes to ferment sugars to produce drop-in fuel that does not require the energy-intensive distillation step, common in ethanol production. Global Bioenergies has demonstrated its technology in the lab and is building two pilot facilities to produce isobutene, a hydrocarbon that a partner will convert into gasoline through an existing chemical process.…

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