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Wheat Straw Isobutene Demo Scale Success Reported (Ind. Report)
Global Bioenergies ,Clariant
Date: 2019-02-08
Evry, France-based Global Bioenergies is reporting the successful production of cellulosic isobutene using wheat straw hydrolysate provided by its partner Clariant at its Leuna Demo Plant. The initial demo plants runs were part of OPTISOCHEM (OPTimized conversion of residual wheat straw to bio-ISObutene for bio based CHEMicals), a 2017 project with €9.8 million in grant funding from the Bio Based Industry- Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) as part of the H2020 program.

The project aimed to demonstrate a new value chain combining Global Bioenergies bio-Isobutene process with technologies developed by Clariant and INEOS, two of Europe's leading chemical companies. OPTISOCHEM focuses on:

  • Conversion of straw into glucose- and xylose-rich hydrolysates by Clariant sunliquid technology:

  • Fermentation of the straw hydrolysates into bio-isobutene by Global Bioenergies;

  • Conversion of bio-isobutene into oligomers and polymers by INEOS;

  • Preliminary engineering of an hydrolysate-to-isobutene plant and overall integration with a straw-to-hydrolysate plant, by TechnipFMC and IPSB, (France), and

  • Assessment of the sustainability and environmental benefits by the Energy Institute at the JKU Linz (Austria).

    The BBI-JU, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-Industries Consortium (BIC), is dedicated to realizing the European bio-economy potential, turning biological residues and wastes into greener everyday products through innovative technologies and bio-refineries expected to become the heart of the bio-economy. (Source: Global BioEnergies, 7 Feb., 2019)Contact: Global Bioenergies, Marc Delcourt, CEO, +33 (0)1 64 98 20 50, www.global-bioenergies.com; INEOS, www.ineos.com; Clariant, Markus Rarbach, Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, +41 61 469 5111, www.clariant.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Whest Straw,  INEOS,  Clariant,  Global Bioenergies ,  Isobutene,  


  • Global Bioenergies Consortium Isobutene Demo Funded (Int'l, Funding)
    Global Bioenergies,SkyNRG,Neste
    Date: 2018-05-14
    Evry, France-based Global Bioenergies and an 11 member industrial consortium including Sekab, Neste Engineering Solutions, Repsol and SkyNRG are reporting receipt of EU funding to demonstrate the production of isobutene from softwood residue derivatives for use in gasoline and jetfuel. The 3-year, €19.7 million project received EU grant funding totaling €13.9 million, €5.7 million of which went to project coordinator Global Bioenergies

    With an estimated forestry residues potential of about 145 million tpy, the European Union has the potential to support the deployment of hundreds of such biorefineries.

    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 on the production of isobutene, one of the most important petrochemical building blocks that can be converted into fuels, plastics, organic glass and other applications, according to the company. (Source: Global Bioenergies, PR GlobeNewswire, 14 May, 2018) Contact: Global Bioenergies, Marc Delcourt, CEO, +33 (0)1 64 98 20 50, www.global-bioenergies.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Bioenergies,  Neste,  Isobutene,  SkyNRG,  Aviation Biofuel,  Woody Biomass,  


    Butagaz, Global Bioenergies Touting Bottled Bio-sourced Gas (Int'l)
    Global Bioenergies
    Date: 2018-01-29
    In France, Butagaz and Global Bioenergies are touting their first bottles containing bio-isobutene, a bio-sourced gas that reduces CO2 emissions by up to 40 pct over the entire life cycle of the bottled gas.

    Butagaz distributes natural gas, electricity, wood pellets, as well as propane and butane.

    Butagaz is partnering with Global Bioenergies which is developing a process to convert sugar beet and other biomass into hydrocarbons through fermentation. Butagaz is contributing financially to Global Bioenergies' industrial development in return for reserved batches of bio-isobutene which has physical and chemical properties similar to butane and propane. (Source: Global Bioenergies, 23 Jan., 2018) Contact: Butagaz, www.butagaz.fr; Global Bioenergies, www.global-bioenergies.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Bioenergies ,  Butagas,  


    Global Bioenergies Touts First Renewable ETBE (New Prod & Tech)
    Global Bioenergies
    Date: 2017-02-08
    Evry, France headquartered Global Bioenergies is reporting the production of ETBE (ethyl-tert-butyl ether) purely from renewable resources. The breakthrough heralds a new opportunity for moving beyond the "blend wall" and increasing the proportion of biofuels in gasoline. The company's ETBE breakthrough was supported by a grant of the German Ministry of Education and Research .

    Current standards limit the inclusion of traditional biofuels because of their physical and chemical properties. For example, the French standard caps ethanol content at 5 pct in 95-octane and 98-octane unleaded gasoline, and at 10 pct in unleaded 95-E10 gasoline.

    Historically, partially renewable ETBE is obtained by combining a molecule of renewable ethanol with a molecule of fossil isobutene using a simple and proven process. It is used as an additive in vehicle fuel, up to a maximum of 23 pct. Global Bioenergies' renewable ETBE holds the potential for incorporating 2.7 times more renewable energy in gasoline than with traditional biofuels.

    Global Bioenergies 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 operates an industrial pilot in Germany and is preparing its first full-scale plant through a joint venture with Cristal Union. (Source: Global Bioenergies, PR, GlobalNewswire, 7 Feb., 2017) Contact: Global Bioenergies, Frederic Paques, COO, +33 (0)1 64 98 20 50, invest@global-bioenergies.com, www.global-bioenergies.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Bioenergies,  isobutene,  Biofuel Blends,  


    Global Bioenergies, Butagaz Annouce Collaboration (Int'l)
    Butagaz,Global Bioenergies
    Date: 2017-01-18
    French bottled gas distributor Butagaz reports it is partnering with Global Bioenergies, a Paris-headquartered bio-isobutene producer.

    Under the terms of their agreement, Butagaz will support Global Bioenergies' industrial development in exchange for the first batches of Global Bioenergies' renewable isobutene production, which is expected early next year. Butagaz plans to offer this plant-based compound into its propane and butane bottles and tanks.

    (Source: Butagaz, Global Bioenergies, Labiotech, Jan., 2017) Contact: Butagaz, www.butagaz.fr; Global Bioenergies, Marc Delcourt, CEO, Thomas Buhl, Business Dev., +33 (0)1 64 98 20 50, thomas.buhl@global-bioenergies.com, www.global-bioenergies.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Butagaz,  Global Bioenergies,  


    Global Bioenergies Joins Woody Biomass-Biofuels Consortium (Int'l)
    Global Bioenergies,Preem,Sekab,Sveaskog
    Date: 2016-09-28
    Evry, France headquartered Global Bioenergies reports it has joined the Swedish companies Preem, Sekab and Sveaskog in a consortium to develop gasoline fuel based entirely on forest woody biomass.

    The consortium members will initially consider various plant scenarios to convert woody biomass and forestry residues into bio-isooctane, a high-performance bio-based gasoline derived from bio-isobutene. They will also design a conceptual production plant in Sweden. The project is being funded by the Swedish Energy Agency. (Source: Global Bioenergies, Various Media, 30 Sept., 2016) Contact: Global Bioenergies, Marc Delcourt, CEO, Thomas Buhl, Head of Business Development, +33 (0)1 64 98 20 50, thomas.buhl@global-bioenergies.com, www.global-bioenergies.com; Preem, www.preem.se; Sekab, +46 660 79300, www.sekab.com; Sveaskog, www.sveaskog.se

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Bioenergies,  isobutene,  

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