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Butamax Adds Four Ethanol Facilities to Isobutanol Retrofit Efforts

8:43 AM MDT | June 26, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) says it has added Big River Resources to its group of “early adopter” ethanol companies interested in retrofitting their plants to produce biobased isobutanol, a four-carbon molecule with favorable gasoline blending properties. The addition of Big River, which operates four ethanol facilities throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin, brings the total ethanol capacity of facilities in the early adopters group to 900 million gallons/year—nearly doubling the group's previous total of seven facilities with...

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