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Global Bioenergies and Cristal Union form biobased isobutene jv in France

8:09 AM MDT | May 22, 2015 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) and Cristal Union (Paris) have formed IBN-One, a joint venture to build and operate the first plant in France converting renewable resources into isobutene. Global Bioenergies has granted IBN-One a non-exclusive license to...


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Methes Energies to offer epoxidized soybean oil and natural polyol from Canadian facility

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Fulcrum awards engineering and construction contract to Abengoa for US biorefinery project

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