Tag: GF Biochemicals

Levulinic acid as a new platform for green chemistry: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to GF Biochemicals

Levulinic acid as a new platform for green chemistry: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to GF Biochemicals

May 17, 2016 |

In February, GFBiochemicals announced at ABLC 2016 that it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Segetis, a US-based, venture-backed levulinic acid derivatives producer Segetis has more than 50 patents and over 200 pending patent applications worldwide. The acquisition matches up GF Biochemical’s commercial-scale technology for producing levulinic acid, with Segetis’ technology for converting levulinic […]

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Acquisitions, new capacity: Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2016, Day 2

Acquisitions, new capacity: Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2016, Day 2

February 19, 2016 |

By Edward Dodge, Special to The Digest   Day 2 at ABLC2016 featured another packed schedule of prominent speakers from across the bioeconomy. Marcel Van Berkel from GFBiochemicals announced that they have acquired Segetis, the green chemistry firm from Minnesota. GFBiochemicals is the leading producer of levulinic acid which can replace a range of petroleum […]

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French footballer Mathieu Flamini secret sugar daddy behind GFBiochemicals

French footballer Mathieu Flamini secret sugar daddy behind GFBiochemicals

November 18, 2015 |

In Italy, the main investor of GFBiochemicals has emerged as French footballer Mathieu Flamini who plays for Arsenal, the F in the company’s name. He teamed with a friend he met while playing for the AC Milan team and for the past seven years has funded the technology’s development at Milan Polytechnic University and later […]

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: GF Biochemicals Photo Votes for 2015-16

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: GF Biochemicals Photo Votes for 2015-16

October 5, 2015 |

Here are the photo votes received for GF Biochemicals in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. More on photo voting in this years’ rankings process, here.

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GFBiochemicals reaches commercial-scale in renewable levulinic acid project

GFBiochemicals reaches commercial-scale in renewable levulinic acid project

July 22, 2015 |

Biobased chemical company GFBiochemicals has started commercial production at its 10,000 MT/a capacity levulinic acid plant in Caserta, Italy. The announcement was made at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Montreal. GFBiochemicals is the first company to produce levulinic acid at commercial scale directly from biomass. “Caserta is now the world’s largest operational production […]

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