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GF Biochemicals, co-founded by Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, produces levulinic acid, a chemical identified by the US Department of Energy (DoE) as one of the 12 key molecules that could help unlock a "greener" world. Levulinic acid, which is created from biomass such as grass or woodchips, can be used in plastics, solvents, fuels and the pharmaceuticals industry - and crucially as a substitute for oil in all its forms. GFB has started producing it on an industrial scale. It says it is the first firm to have cracked this challenge, and by 2017 it hopes to be making some 10,000 tonnes a year.
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