Global Bioenergies has delivered isobutene produced at its industrial pilot to ARLANXEO, a Netherlands firm engaged in high-quality synthetic rubbers.

Global Bioenergies’ most advanced program consists in the production of high-purity isobutene from renewable resources. Currently produced from fossil oil, isobutene is one of the major building blocks of the petrochemical industry with a multi-billion dollar market.

The biggest application for high-purity isobutene is butyl-rubber, an elastomer used for producing the inner liner and inner tube of tires as well as for a series of other applications such as
chewing gum, joints and balls.

Thomas Buhl, Head of Business Development at Global Bioenergies comments: "We are pleased being able to deliver a sample of our renewable isobutene to ARLANXEO, a leading supplier of butyl rubber worldwide."