International Sugar Journal

Gevo produces isoprene from fusel oils [Registered]

The biotech start-up Gevo has developed a proprietary catalytic process that transforms low-cost commercially available, or even waste by-product, renewable alcohols into renewable isoprene that would be expected to compete head-to-head on price with natural and petroleum-based chemical equivalents while reducing CO2 emissions.

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Breakthrough in the production of biobased isoprene [Registered]

Conventional car tires are made from petrochemical isoprene. Researchers at the University of Minnesota developed a process to produce the chemical from biomass.

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