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Global Bioenergies advances biobased propylene [Registered]

Global Bioenergies has recently demonstrated a proof of concept for the production of propylene via a novel metabolic pathway generated from a bioengineered microbe fed on plant based sugar. Propylene, is one of the main building blocks of the petrochemical industry. It is mainly used to manufacture polypropylene plastics for the packaging and the car industries, and is the second largest petrochemical by volume and currently represents a market of $ 93 billion. Patent for the process is currently lodged. According to Thomas Buhl, Head of Business Development at Global Bioenergies , two glucose molecules is converted into 3 molecules…

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