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Rhodia and Cobalt Planning n-Butanol Biorefineries in Latin America (Updated)

10:35 AM MDT | October 26, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA), a company commercializing biobased n-butanol as a renewable chemical and fuel, says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with 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 the company has been producing in Brazil from the biodiesel byproduct glycerin since 2009. The solvents are used in paints and varnishes. Under the terms of the agreement, Cobalt and Rhodia will...

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