Global Bioenergies was founded in 2008 with a unique goal – to develop a process converting renewable resources (sugar, crops, agricultural and forestry waste) into isobutene, one of the main petroleum derivatives.
Conversion of renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation
Why use this process?
Because isobutene, one of the major building blocks of the petrochemicals industry, represents a market worth $25 billion and may one day address an additional market worth $400 billion.
In what respect was this a scientific challenge?
Because micro-organisms do not naturally produce isobutene. And it’s easy to understand why.
Global Bioenergies in the news
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Evry (France) – 12 January, 2018 – Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth : ALGBE) presents the...
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Development in four stages
Proof of concept
To begin with, Global Bioenergies successfully set up a laboratory-scale prototype to provide proof of concept for its technology.
Secondly, after its IPO on the Alternext market, the Company refined its process on a laboratory scale.
Stage 3, which began when €23 million in funds were raised in mid-2013, was devoted to industrialization.
The fourth stage – launching the technology in the marketplace – is only just beginning. The plan to set up the first full-scale plant in France is already starting to come together.