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GLOBAL BIOENERGIES: The Leuna demo plant has received all major equipment units

GLOBAL BIOENERGIES: The Leuna demo plant has received all major equipment

Evry (France), 08 June, 2016

Global Bioenergies announces receipt today of the last large unit operation,
the purification skid, at its demo plant which is located at Leuna, a German
petrochemical/refining complex. This unit was pre-assembled by Sulzer at its
manufacturing site. It was shipped as a single 10 meters high skid, and
craned into Global Bioenergies' facilities.

Ales Bulc, CEO of Global Bioenergies' German subsidiary, states: "The
purification skid, which will allow us to obtain high purity isobutene, was
shipped perfectly on time. The Leuna Demo plant large process equipment
placement is now complete. The remaining steps of construction will be
dedicated to establishing all of the various connections between the
different process units as well as to the flare, the water treatment plant,
and the various utilities. Sectional connections and commissioning will occur
in phases over the course of the summer. The first run is expected this

Richard Bockrath, VP for chemical engineering, concludes: "The Leuna Demo
plant will be a smaller-scale replica of a commercial production unit. This
demo plant will be used to complete the development of the technology, to
train the teams, and to get ready for technology transfer to IBN-One and to
our future other licensees.".

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Global Bioenergies is 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. The Company initially focused its efforts
on the production of isobutene, one of the most important petrochemical
building blocks that can be converted into fuels, plastics, organic glass and
elastomers. Global Bioenergies continues to improve the performances of its
process, operates its industrial pilot, has begun the construction of its
demo plant in Germany, and prepares the first full-scale plant through a
Joint-Venture with Cristal Union, named IBN-One. The company also replicated
its achievement to propylene and butadiene, two members of the gaseous
olefins family, key molecules at the heart of petrochemical industry. Global
Bioenergies is listed on Alternext, Euronext Paris (FR0011052257 - ALGBE).

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Thomas BUHL
Head of Business Development
Phone: +33 (0)1 64 98 20 50

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