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Clean production

For example, a bio-based alternative for the petroleum-derived chemical compound isoprene, a building block of synthetic rubber, was recently produced from renewable biomass and used to manufacture the first demonstration concept tire, showcased at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009.

Genencor and Goodyear to co-develop renewable alternative to petroleum-derived isoprene. Isoprene has a market potential of 1-2 billion US $ per annum.