IBN-One awarded the first engineering contract for its bio-isobutene plant to Technip and IPSB

Headquarter of Technip in Lyon
Headquarter of Technip in Lyon

IBN-One, a subsidiary of Global Bioenergies and Cristal Union, yesterday 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 for the energy, petrochemical and chemical industries, and IPSB, an engineering firm specialising in sugar and biotechnologies. This first front-end engineering design (FEED) phase will run for 12 months and precedes the detailed engineering studies for the plant’s construction.

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Global Bioenergies, IBN-One, Cristal Union and L’Oréal launch a new bioeconomy project

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Élysée Palace in Paris

Waiting for the French national strategy, the bioeconomy moves forward in France. Global Bioenergies, IBN-One, Cristal Union and L’Oréal announced yesterday the launch of a 44-month industrial and commercial project focused on the first bio-isobutene plant.

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Global Bioenergies delivers renewable isobutene to Arlanxeo for bio-based tires

Arlanxeo's presentation, 6 April 2016
Arlanxeo’s presentation, 6 April 2016

Global Bioenergies, the French company which is developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation, have delivered isobutene produced at its industrial pilot to Arlanxeo, a world leader in high‐quality synthetic rubbers headquartered in the Netherlands.

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Global Bioenergies and LanzaTech strenghthen cooperation to build the world bioeconomy

Jennifer Holmgren, Ceo of Lanzatech
Jennifer Holmgren, Ceo of Lanzatech

Global Bioenergies and LanzaTech announce the signature of a new collaboration agreement to broaden the feedstock flexibility of Global Bioenergies’ Isobutene process and the product-portfolio of LanzaTech’s carbon capture technology.

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French biotech company Global Bioenergies widens cooperation with Audi

The chemical site of Leuna, Germany Copyright InfraLeuna GmbH / Horst Fechner
The chemical site of Leuna, Germany. Copyright InfraLeuna GmbH / Horst Fechner

Global Bioenergies, French biotech company that is developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation, and Audi announce the signature of a new collaboration agreement to further broaden the feedstock flexibility of Global Bioenergies’ Isobutene process.

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French Global Bioenergies joins German Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy

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Marc Delcourt, co-founder and CEO of Global Bioenergies

Global Bioenergies has joined aireg,  Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany. The French industrial biology company, which is currently developing its demonstration plant in Leuna, Germany, will soon be able to produce alternative jet fuel from sugars. Through their cooperation both organizations plan to expedite the market uptake of renewable, low-carbon fuels in the aviation sector.

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Global Bioenergies and Audi: The first batch of renewable gasoline has been produced

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Marc Delcourt, co-founder and CEO of Global Bioenergies

French biotech company Global Bioenergies and Audi announce that the first batch of renewable gasoline has been produced. It will be presented to Audi by Global Bioenergies during a press conference to be held in Pomacle on the 21st of May.

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Global Bioenergies obtaines 4.4 million euro loan for its demo plant in Germany

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Global Bioenergies' lab

Global Bioenergies, French biotech compamy that is developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation, announces having obtained a 4.4 million euro loan from a consortium managed by BNP Paribas, Société Générale, CIC and Bpifrance to complete the financing of its demo plant in Germany. The loan, reimbursable over 5 years, is covered by guarantee funds of the Ile-de-France Region. The construction phase began yesterday and will last one year.

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Global Bioenergies reaches the first milestone of the BioMA+ project

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Marc Delcourt, co-founder and CEO of Global Bioenergies

French Global Bioenergies, 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, announces having reached the first milestone of the BioMA+ project which is financed by the French “Investissements d’Avenir” State program. The project aims at developing a renewable value chain to methacrylic acid, a key constituent of acrylic paints. Achieving this first milestone result unlocks a €1.7 million payment. 

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Exclusive interview with Marc Delcourt, Ceo of Global Bioenergies: “The end of oil will not mean the end of the existing industrial world”

Marc Delcourt, co-founder and CEO of Global Bioenergies
Marc Delcourt, co-founder and Ceo of Global Bioenergies

Marc Delcourt, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Bioenergies, has clear ideas: “Our aim is to take advantage of the existing infrastructures of the petrochemical industry by producing exactly the same molecules through sustainable processes. By this way, the end of oil will not mean the end of the existing industrial world”.
His company is one of the most dynamic industrial biology companies in Europe. It is developing more efficient ways to convert renewable resources such as agricultural waste, sugar and starch into chemical key building blocks and drop-in fuels, drastically decreasing C02 emissions as well as generating new jobs in rural areas.
After his scientific training (Ecole Normale Supérieure, PhD in Molecular Biology in Canada), Delcourt turns towards R&D activities in the field of bioprocesses and founds in 1997 the industrial biotech company Biométhodes. He leaves Biométhodes in 2008 to found Global Bioenergies. In this interview we talk with him about Global Bioenergies and the bioeconomy.

Interview by Mario Bonaccorso

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