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Rhodia and Cobalt Planning n-Butanol Biorefineries in Latin America

10:36 AM MDT | October 26, 2011

Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA), a company commercializing biobased n-butanol as a renewable chemical and fuel, says it has signed a memorandum of Rhodia to develop n-butanol refineries based on bagasse throughout Latin America. Rhodia says biobased n-butanol will enable it to extend its Augeo-brand range of renewable-based solvents, which are currently derived from glycerin. The solvents are used in paints and varnishes. Under the terms of the agreement, Cobalt and Rhodia will initially develop options for deploying Cobalt’s technology at a sugar...

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