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Rhodia and Cobalt Plan Biobased Butanol Plant

9:04 AM MDT | August 1, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has signed an agreement with Solvay’s Rhodia business to build a demonstration-scale production facility for biobased n-butanol in Brazil. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under the terms of the agreement, Cobalt and Rhodia will build and operate the plant, which will validate Cobalt's technology and its ability to seamlessly integrate with existing sugar mills in Brazil. Work will begin in August 2012 and will move to a mill site in early 2013 for integration testing. Operational testing at the...

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