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Global Bioenergies secures a USTPO patent for its butadiene process [Registered]

Global Bioenergies’ recently announced that it has secured patent from USTPO for its process to produce biobased butadiene. It is registered under the number 8,703,455. Butadiene is a key petrochemical: Approximately 10 million tons of butadiene are currently produced annually from oil, representing an existing market value around 15 billion dollars. According to a number of experts a shortage of butadiene is expected in coming years and alternative production routes are therefore indispensable. Philippe Marlière, co-founder and President of the Scientific Advisory Board of Global Bioenergies states: “The agreement from the USPTO regarding the invention of butadiene bio-production through enzymatic…

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