Eni/Genomatica JV for bio-based butadiene finalised

ERJ staff report (BC)

San Donato Milanese, Italy – Eni elastomer production subsidiary Versalis and biotech firm Genomatica have signed a joint development and licensing agreement for bio-based butadiene from non-food crops.

Future licensees of the process, including Versalis, will provide the capital required for the construction and operation of their own plants, and be responsible for the use and sale of the resulting butadiene.

Versalis aims at being the first to license the process and build commercial plants. It will also provide over $20m (€15.3m) in funding…

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