Green Biologics and Songyuan Laihe Chemical team up

Biorenewable chemical company Green Biologics (GBL) and Songyuan Laihe Chemical, a company focused on producing bio-fuels and bio-chemicals from non-food bio-mass resources, have entered into a collaborative development and licensing agreement in China.

Under the terms of the agreement, GBL and Laihe will collaborate to improve the economics of Laihe¹s biobutanol plant by optimising GBLs fermentation technology using sugars derived using Laihe cellulosic pre-treatment process.

It is anticipated that the optimised process will be in pilot trials before the end of 2011 and will be in full commercial production in 2012.