Tag: Global Bioenergies

Global Bioenergies raises €17m for Isobutene advances

Global Bioenergies raises €17m for Isobutene advances

June 26, 2019 |

In France, Global Bioenergies successfully closed its capital increase, launched on 20 June 2019 and conducted through a public offer without preferential subscription rights and without priority subscription period for shareholders (the “Offer”), for a total amount (issue premium included) of approximately €17m. With the addition capital, the company will complete the development of the […]

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Global Bioenergies receives payment for converting sugar from wheat straw into bio-isobutene

Global Bioenergies receives payment for converting sugar from wheat straw into bio-isobutene

April 10, 2019 |

In France, Global Bioenergies received a payment of EUR2.2 million for the OPTISOCHEM project supported by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) the public-private sector partnership between the European Union and the Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC) under the European Horizon 2020 program. Global Bioenergies has successfully converted sugars from wheat straw into bio-isobutene at demo […]

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Global Bioenergies produced cellulosic isobutene from Clariant’s wheat straw hydrolysate

Global Bioenergies produced cellulosic isobutene from Clariant’s wheat straw hydrolysate

February 11, 2019 |

In France, Global Bioenergies announced that runs using wheat straw hydrolysate provided by its partner Clariant were successfully performed in its Leuna demo plant, leading to the production of cellulosic isobutene for the first time at this scale. These runs were part of OPTISOCHEM, a project which started in June 2017 and was granted €9.8 […]

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French deputies seek to boost biofuel blending but still below EU’s 2020 mandate

French deputies seek to boost biofuel blending but still below EU’s 2020 mandate

January 7, 2019 |

In France, Global Bioenergies welcomed the French deputies’ vote for the country’s 2019 finance bill, which stipulates an increase in the minimum amount of biofuels to be incorporated into motor vehicle fuel. This minimum will rise from 7.5% in 2018 to 7.9% in 2019 and then 8.2% in 2020. France’s roadmap provides for an incorporation […]

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Global Bioenergies gets 13 letters of intent for purchases covering the capacity of its first plant project

Global Bioenergies gets 13 letters of intent for purchases covering the capacity of its first plant project

December 2, 2018 |

In France, Global Bioenergies received thirteen letters of intent from French and international industrial leaders for purchases totaling 49,000 to 64,000 tons of isobutene and derivatives annually. This covers the total production capacity of the planned IBN-One plant. The letters of intent come from the cosmetics, specialty fuels, road fuels and air transport industries. Over […]

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Thank heaven for these 11 – EU biofuels effort kicks off in Sweden

Thank heaven for these 11 – EU biofuels effort kicks off in Sweden

July 1, 2018 |

Swedish clean-tech company SEKAB E-Technology hosted the kick-off last week for the EU-funded project REWOFUEL in the Swedish town of Örnsköldsvik. The gathering included representatives from all 11 European companies and universities taking part in the project. REWOFUEL started on 1 June this year and will run for three years. The three-year project will demonstrate […]

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Making it to Market – Global Bioenergies and SkyNRG team up to make it happen

Making it to Market – Global Bioenergies and SkyNRG team up to make it happen

April 22, 2018 |

In France, Global Bioenergies and Amsterdam-based SkyNRG are collaborating on ASTM-certification of a bio-isobutene feedstock and conversion process for the production of sustainable aviation fuel. You may know Global Bioenergies for their breakthrough process converting renewable resources into isobutene, and SkyNRG as a global leader in sustainable aviation fuel, but this new collaboration is quite […]

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Global Bioenergies runs vehicles on 34% isobutene-derived compounds

Global Bioenergies runs vehicles on 34% isobutene-derived compounds

April 5, 2018 |

In France, for the first time, Global Bioenergies will use an EN228-compliant gasoline blend containing over 34% of renewable, isobutene-derived, compounds to fuel a car on a circuit. Global Bioenergies will also present the results of preliminary engine testing conducted these past months by FEV, a European leader in engine testing. In preparation of commercial […]

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Global Bioenergies delivers renewable gasoline components to Audi

Global Bioenergies delivers renewable gasoline components to Audi

March 14, 2018 |

In France, Global Bioenergies and German carmaker Audi announced that a key milestone was reached in their multi-year agreement. Renewable gasoline components were produced and shipped to Audi. Using its Leuna Demo plant, Global Bioenergies has produced high-purity renewable isobutene, which was further converted by the Fraunhofer Institute into high-performance gasoline additives including isooctane, ETBE […]

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Global Bioenergies and Clariant team on bio-based polymer for cosmetic creams and lotions

Global Bioenergies and Clariant team on bio-based polymer for cosmetic creams and lotions

January 3, 2018 |

In France, Global Bioenergies and Clariant announced the development of a new bio-based polymer for cosmetic creams and lotions, which is derived from renewable isobutene. Developed with Global Bioenergies’ sugar-based isobutene, Clariant’s new ingredient is a rheology modifier that influences formulation viscosity and achieves specific sensorial and texturizing properties for creams and lotions. It contains more […]

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