Global BioEnergies has developed a renewable method to synthesize isododecane, a foundational molecule used in several industries including cosmetics, skin and hair care, fragrances, plastics, and transportation fuels. Typically refined from extracted petrochemicals, Global Bio’s synthetic isododecane is produced from renewable sources including beets, cane, straw, and wood sugars. Global Bio is currently focused on the cosmetics industry which uses 25,000 tons of isododecane per year in high-margin products like mascara, lipstick and other long-wear makeup. In fact L’Oréal, a company that is looking to convert to 90 percent natural ingredients by 2030, is the largest single investor in Global Bio. This partnership provides L’Oréal with preferred pricing, while still allowing Global Bio to sell to the rest of the industry. They have a facility that produces up to 100 tons per year for the cosmetics industry, and they plan to have a higher volume manufacturing plant online by 2028 that will allow them to supply more price sensitive markets including Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Road Fuels, and the chemical industry.