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BP and DuPont Expand Biofuels Partnership

12:36 PM MST | February 15, 2008 | CW Editorial Staff

BP and DuPont say they have expanded their 50-50, biofuels joint venture to include high-octane butanol. The jv initially focused on 1-butanol, a straight-chain alcohol. The companies say they are now developing technologies for 2-butanol and iso-butanol, which can be blended in gasoline at concentrations above 10% without compromising fuel performance. BP has found that blends of gasoline containing 16% of the high-octane butanol perform similar to gasoline blends containing 10% ethanol. Also, results of lab testing show that these blends "have the added...

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