Process demonstration isobutene

Isobutene, one of the key molecules in the chemical industry, is currently produced commercially exclusively from fossil sources, mainly oil. One novel process is based on the direct fermentative production of gaseous isobutene from sugars using genetically modified microorganisms. The metabolic pathway from sugars to isobutene does not occur in nature and was developed by scientists from Global Bioenergies using molecular biological methods.

To scale-up this process, we operate a demonstration plant with a nominal capacity of 100 tons per year and a fermentation volume of 5,000 liters.

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Official opening of the pilot plant at CBP, Source: Global Bioenergies