Bio-based Feedstock Services
From Environment Services
Which feedstock ?
The main raw materials that can be converted into Isobutene using Global Bioenergies’ process are:
- Sugar cane or sugar beet (177 million tons expected from the 2012/2013 campaign).
- Starch, the main agricultural product world-wide. Starch is the main component in corn, wheat and other crops, as well as in cassava and potatoes. World-wide cereals production has reached 2,348 million tons in 2012 and 374 million tons of potatoes were produced in 2011.
- Agricultural or forestry waste as well as dedicated energy crops. Several processes allowing access to sugars contained in waste material are being industrialized. If 5% of world-wide annual biomass production was harvested and the contained sugars were made available, an additional 3,000 million tons of sugars would be produced, more than global annual agricultural production.