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GFBiochemicals attend Paris Climate Talks

GFBiochemicals’ took part in Paris at the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy where Pasquale Granata and Mathieu Flamini joined leading voices and environmental activists: Ms. Ségonlène Royal - Minister of Ecology & Head of the French Delegation for COP 21, and Ms. Fleur Pellerin - Minister of Culture and Communication. The event took place during the historic Climate Change Conference, COP21 and featured actor Sean Penn too.  Sean Penn is a founder of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization and a vocal voice on the threat of climate change.

On December 12, world leaders agreed to binding rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  This gives a clear signal that businesses and industry must invest in a low-carbon transition towards renewable alternatives.

GFBiochemicals recognizes the growing demand for new chemical building blocks like levulinic acid which can be converted into versatile chemical intermediates.  If biobased chemicals are truly renewable they can replace fossil-based chemicals and help reduce the carbon footprint of consumer products.

Read more about how GFBiochemicals’ levulinic acid can support climate action here.