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Global Bioenergies receives grant for second biobased isobutene pilot plant

2:25 PM MST | November 20, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Biochemical company Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) announced today that it will construct its second biobased isobutene pilot plant at the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes' (CBP) Leuna, Germany facility.  The project is supported by a €5.7-million ($7.67 million) grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Total cost was not disclosed. The unit is designed for an isobutene production capacity of up to 100 m.t./year. “After conducting a systematic assessment of available pilot facilities in...

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