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Global Bioenergies delivers renewable isobutene to Clariant

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Global Bioenergies has announced the successful delivery of a test sample of isobutene, produced at its industrial pilot facility, to Clariant, a leading specialty chemical company.

Clariant is a Swiss stockmarket listed company with revenues exceeding €5 billion in 2015, active in a variety of chemical markets such as specialty polymers.

Global Bioenergies' most advanced programme consists in the production of high purity isobutene from renewable resources. A sample of such renewable isobutene, produced at the company's industrial pilot plant, has been shipped to Clariant, where tests regarding Clariant's application of interest have been carried out successfully.

Thomas Buhl, Head of Business Development at Global Bioenergies commented, "After Cristal Union, Audi, Arkema, CFBP, Arlanxeo and L'Oréal, we are pleased to add a seventh company to our list of major industrialists interested in our technology. Clariant is known for developing innovative solutions towards a more environmentally friendly chemistry, a mission shared by Global Bioenergies."

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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