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Butamax Says it is Leading the Way for Biobutanol Blendstock

2:15 PM MST | February 8, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

While recent biofuels headlines have been dominated by cellulosic ethanol, a biofuels producer backed by industrial biotechnology pioneer DuPont and fuels giant BP has been quietly advancing its biobutanol technology and setting the stage for a 2014 commercial launch. Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) says biobutanol can be deployed cheaply via an ethanol plant retrofit package, and is a higher-value, more compatible blendstock for gasoline than ethanol. Butamax has its origin in a 2003 cooperation agreement between DuPont and BP. The two companies were...

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