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Genencor and Goodyear to Spend More than $50 Million Codeveloping Bio-isoprene Process

8:16 AM MDT | September 16, 2008 | Alex Scott in Brussels

Danisco’s enzymes technology division Genencor and tire and rubber producer Goodyear today disclosed that they will collaborate on a major project to develop a process for manufacturing isoprene from renewable raw materials. Isoprene, a key ingredient in tires, currently is only produced from crude oil. The firms announced the deal at the European Association for Bio industries’ (EuropaBio) European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology 2008, in Brussels. Genencor says it will spend $50 million during the next three years on research to develop a...

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