Tag: isobutene

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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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 JV awards engineering contract for isobutene plant to Technip and IPSB

Global Bioenergies JV awards engineering contract for isobutene plant to Technip and IPSB

September 1, 2016 |

In France, IBN-One, a subsidiary of Global Bioenergies and Cristal Union, announced it has awarded the first engineering contract for its bio-isobutene plant to Technip and IPSB. Following a consultation process by IBN-One in spring 2016, the initial engineering work contract has been awarded to a consortium that includes Technip, a global leader in engineering […]

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Global Bioenergies produces gaseous isobutene and renewable oil from sugars

Global Bioenergies produces gaseous isobutene and renewable oil from sugars

May 12, 2015 |

In France, Global Bioenergies announced having converted renewable resources into gaseous isobutene, and secondarily into liquid fuels similar to those extracted from oil. This mix of fuels can be compared to light oil, and thus be considered as « renewable oil ». For the first time, a batch of isobutene produced and purified on ARD’s Pomacle-Bazancourt site, located close to Reims in […]

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Global Bioenergies heads for demo scale: a magic path to isobutane in sight

Global Bioenergies heads for demo scale: a magic path to isobutane in sight

April 2, 2015 |

Construction of the German demo plant started. Additional 4.4 million euros financing secured In France, Global Bioenergies announced that it has completed the financing of its demo plant, and is commencing construction immediately. The 5,000L demonstration-scale facility will be completed in spring 2015, and will be located at Leuna, near Leipzig in German, and will […]

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Global Bioenergies produces second generation isobutene

Global Bioenergies produces second generation isobutene

March 3, 2015 |

In France, Global Bioenergies announced having produced “second generation” isobutene, in a push to diversify accessible feedstock towards cheaper resources. As a first step in its pioneering journey to manufacture bio-sourced isobutene, Global Bioenergies has been using first generation feedstock, such as wheat-derived glucose, to set-up and optimize its bio-isobutene process. However, the process was […]

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Pilot plant developed to produce isobutene from sugar

Pilot plant developed to produce isobutene from sugar

April 2, 2014 |

In Germany, a pilot plant developed by researchers Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes will obtain isobutene from sugar instead of oil for the first time. And in order not to threaten food supplies, in the long term the sugar should come from wood or straw and not from sugar beet. The basis of this was […]

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Global Bioenergies Moves to Industrial Testing on Isobutene for Biofuels

Global Bioenergies Moves to Industrial Testing on Isobutene for Biofuels

June 5, 2013 |

In France, Global Bioenergies has successfully pilot tested its isobutene process at laboratory scale and will begin industrial pilot testing in July 2013. The next phase will be supported by $6.8 million from the French government’s investment agency, Commissariat Général à l’Investissement. The company’s new process converts sugar, cereals, agricultural and forestry waste into isobutene, […]

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Global Bioenergies sets up shop in Ames

Global Bioenergies sets up shop in Ames

July 9, 2012 |

In Iowa, French company Global Bioenergies announced that it has opened its US branch in Ames. The new operation will focus on the company’s program for bioconversion of renewable resources into isobutene and other light olefins. Dr. David Goggerty will lead the new US office.

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New catalyst for converting low-cost ethanol into isobutene

New catalyst for converting low-cost ethanol into isobutene

August 2, 2011 |

National Laboratory and at Washington State University have developed a new zinc and zirconium-based catalyst that will transform ethanol into isobutene in a single step. As the catalyst requires water, lower grade ethanols and hydrous ethanols can be used rather than the more expensive dehydrated varieties.

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