Biofuels and biochemicals from agricultural residues and non-food plants:
With Proesa&trade we can.
Discover PROESA™ and how it worksPROESA™ belongs to the so-called “second-generation” technologies which allow the use of the sugars present in lignocellulosic biomass to obtain fuel and other chemicals with lower greenhouse gas emissions and at competitive costs compared to fossil fuels (oil, natural gas). It is the result of an investment (...)
Market OutlookThe demand for liquid fuels for transport is expected to increase substantially in the coming decades, considering that the passenger vehicle fleet is expected to grow 2-fold by 2030 and 4-fold by 2050. In fact, despite an expected reduction in the consumption of liquid fuels, due to the emergence of electric (...)
Sustainability and 2nd generation biofuelsToday, the world is moving thanks to oil. Fossil fuel emissions are the main cause of global warming. The world is striving to reduce these emissions. Solar and wind energy can contribute to solve the problem, but not alone. Hence, new biofuels are a key element, as they can make an even greater contribution. (...)

In Guido’s memory

This section of the website is a collection of testimonies and initiatives to honour the memory of and to let the people know who Guido Ghisolfi was. The purpose is neither to celebrate him – he would never have allowed – nor become his biography. On the other hand to collect ideas, thoughts, pictures of people that in different ways want to honour his memory.


Biochemtex, major shareholders of Beta Renewables, is a global leader in the development and engineering of technologies and bio-chemical processes based on the exclusive use of non-food biomass, as an alternative to oil.
In 2012 Biochemtex had an income of 200 million Euros, with 250 employees. The company plans to invest about 180 million Euros in R&D for the period 2013-2018.
Biochemtex is a member of the European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE) and of Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB). For more information visit and