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Global Bioenergies biobased isobutene process ready for testing at pilot plant scale [Registered]

Global Bioenergies recently announced that following successful testing of its biobased isobutene process at laboratory pilot scale, the company is ready to move to industrial pilot testing. This is scheduled for July 2013 and will be supported by a €5.2M State financing via the Investissements d’Avenir program managed by the Commissariat Général à l’Investissement. Global Bioenergies is developing a process that converts renewable resources (sugar, cereals, agricultural and forestry waste) into Isobutene is a key building block of the petrochemical industry from which plastics, elastomers and fuels are derived. Feedstock for the company’s biobased process is plant sugars. The industrial…

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