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GranBio, Rhodia plan biomass-based n-butanol plant

6:19 AM MDT | September 6, 2013

Biotechnology firm GranBio (São Paulo) and Solvay’s Rhodia subsidiary have agreed jointly to produce biobased n-butanol from sugarcane straw and bagasse. The companies plan to build the world’s first biomass-based n-butanol plant in Brazil. The plant will enter production in 2015. GranBio declined to provide further details but says that the technology partners will be announced in the coming...

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