John Pierce appointed Chairman of the Board of Global Bioenergies

Evry (France) – 1 September, 2015

Global Bioenergies today announces that John Pierce has been appointed as the new Chairman of its board of directors. John Pierce is an American veteran in the field of Industrial Biology and was until recently the Chief Bioscientist at BP plc (British Petroleum).

“At Global Bioenergies I see breakthrough technology moving toward commercial scale and likely to contribute to a new era where biofuels and biomaterials will become ever more significant.” observed John Pierce.   “I’m happy to be participating in this pioneering journey.”

Marc Delcourt, co-founder and CEO at Global Bioenergies, concludes: “John Pierce will open new horizons to Global Bioenergies, in the United States and abroad. His appointment will help us become more and more global, facilitating access to global equity markets, business partnerships, and technology collaborations.”


Global Bioenergies is one of the few companies worldwide, and the only one in Europe, that is developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation. The Company initially focused its efforts on the production of isobutene, one of the most important petrochemical building blocks that can be converted into fuels, plastics, organic glass and elastomers. Global Bioenergies continues to improve the performances of its process, operates its industrial pilot, has begun the construction of its demo plant in Germany, and prepares the first full-scale plant through a Joint-Venture with Cristal Union, named IBN-One The company also replicated its achievement to propylene and butadiene, two members of the gaseous olefins family, key molecules at the heart of petrochemical industry. Global Bioenergies is listed on Alternext, Euronext Paris (FR0011052257 – ALGBE).


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