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Cobalt, Andritz sign exclusive partnership to integrate biobutanol, pre-treatment processes

Cobalt Technologies signed an exclusive global cooperation and supply agreement with Andritz to integrate Cobalt’s proprietary lignocellulosic process for the production of n-butanol with Andritz’s customized pre-treatment systems. The primary alcohol, n-butanol is a widely used industrial chemical found in paints, lacquers, and other surface coatings. It has traditionally been produced from fossil fuels. Engineered […]

July 10, 2014 More

EPA adds biogas-based fuels to RFS, delays action on advanced biobutanol

In Washington, the EPA qualified additional fuel pathways for cellulosic biofuel under the National Renewable Fuel Standard program. This final rule also provides guidance regarding the feedstocks that EPA considers to be crop residues, including clarification that EPA considers corn kernel fiber to be a crop residue. Unsurprisingly, crop residues won the EPA’s OK — […]

July 3, 2014 More

Phytonix awarded patent for biobutanol tech

In North Carolina, Phytonix Corporation has been awarded a US patent for its biobutanol production technology entitled “Designer Organisms for Photobiological Butanol Production from Carbon Dioxide and Water. In addition, Phytonix’s IP portfolio includes  biosafety guarded technology, which uses a number of redundant mechanisms to prevent the proliferation of our organisms outside of a chemicals […]

June 16, 2014 More

Biobutanol on the move: Green Biologics closes $25M series B funding round; demo funded; ready for first commercial in 2016

N-butanol pioneer gains altitude in tough market; Sofinnova and Swire Group join investor group; company receives CMEC shareholder approval on purchase agreement of 23 Mgy ethanol plant In the UK, Green Biologics announced the closing of a $25 million Series B round led by Sofinnova Partners with strategic participation by Swire Pacific Limited. Follow on […]

December 2, 2013 More

Celtic Renewables to use whisky byproducts for biobutanol

In Scotland, Celtic Renewables will use whisky byproducts to produce biobutanol. Draff and pot ale, which account for roughly 90% of the raw material that goes into whisky-making, is generally disposed of as waste at considerable cost to producers. Tangney, the founder of Celtic Renewables, also works at the Biofuel Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier […]

November 18, 2013 More

Carbon-negative biobutanol for $2 per gallon? ITRI says its ButyFix technology has the right stuff

Seeking low-carbon fuels, even negative carbon? Or, looking for a low-cost, cellulosic renewable fuel? Or, in search of a capital-light, bolt-on technology to drive better economics for first-yen ethanol plants? Well, what about all three, at one time, with one technology? Taiwan’s ITRI says its early-stage ButyFix technology checks off all three ways. The Digest […]

November 3, 2013 More

Microvi Biotechnolgoies awarded USDA grant for biobutanol microorganisms

In California, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded Microvi Biotechnologies a grant to develop a technology that overcomes the toxic and inhibitory effects on butanol producing microorganisms, dramatically improving the yield and performance of biobutanol processes. Based on preliminary investigation Microvi’s technology has shown that it substantially increase the titer concentration of butanol […]

August 5, 2013 More

Gevo brings second million-liter biobutanol fermenter online at Minnesota plant

In Colorado, Gevo announced that it has brought its second million liter fermenter and GIFT system online at its Luverne, Minn. facility. “We have been successful in operating full-scale fermentations using our GIFT system – which separates the isobutanol from the fermentation broth – on a second million-liter fermenter and GIFT system,” noted Patrick Gruber, […]

August 2, 2013 More

The Biobased Montagues and Capulets now starring in The Battle for Biobutanol: latest round to Butamax

Think the Hatfields and McCoys, Cain and Abel, the Montagues and the Capulets, Alabama and Auburn, Army and Navy are among the the fiercest rivalries in history? Mere wannabees, mere pretenders. Just warm up acts for our friends at Gevo and Butamax. In Delaware, Butamax announced that Judge Sue Robinson granted Butamax’s summary judgment motions […]

July 30, 2013 More

Green Biologics is Awarded £185k Grant to engineer bacterial host for biobutanol production

In the UK, Green Biologics announced it has been awarded grant funding from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the UK’s innovation agency, to engineer a novel bacterial host for biobutanol production. The project is in collaboration with the Clostrida Research Group (CRG) at the University of Nottingham which are funded by the Biological Sciences Research […]

March 7, 2013 More