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Biobutanol breakout: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Butamax

Biobutanol breakout: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Butamax

August 25, 2015 |

A BP joint venture with DuPont, Butamax Advanced Biofuels is developing the isobutanol, which has a higher energy content that ethanol, can be blended at higher rates into fuel that can be used by vehicles on the road today and may be able to facilitate the adoption of biofuels into the fuel supply chain at a […]

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Biobutanol breakout: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Gevo

Biobutanol breakout: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Gevo

August 25, 2015 |

Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol plants to produce isobutanol, a four carbon alcohol which serves as a hydrocarbon platform molecule. They have developed an industrial scale yeast biocatalyst to produce isobutanol without typical byproducts operating at parameters equivalent to commercial ethanol producers. The second piece […]

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PEACE! Butamax and Gevo make love, not war, agree to co-operate to foster biobutanol

PEACE! Butamax and Gevo make love, not war, agree to co-operate to foster biobutanol

August 24, 2015 |

Biofuels’ Montagues and Capulets call a day to the multi-year legal fracas. In Delaware and Colorado, Gevo and Butamax have entered into worldwide patent cross-license and settlement agreements, ending a patent dispute related to technologies for the production of bio-based isobutanol. This settlement ends all of the lawsuits and creates a new relationship between the […]

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Marine Manufacturers OK 16 percent biobutanol blends for recreational marine engines

Marine Manufacturers OK 16 percent biobutanol blends for recreational marine engines

June 17, 2015 |

In Washington, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced support of the use of fuels blended with up to 16 percent biobutanol in recreational marine engines. This decision follows five years of evaluation performed by NMMA with the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), under the direction and guidance of the U.S. Department of Energy […]

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South Korean refiner to invest $44 million in biobutanol plant

South Korean refiner to invest $44 million in biobutanol plant

June 2, 2015 |

In South Korea, the country’s second-largest refiner GS Caltex will invest $44 million in a biobutanol plant with construction set to begin later this year. The feedstock was not identified. Expectation is that the facility could also serve as an incubator for other bio-based start ups.

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Japanese researchers to commercialize biobutanol technology from tangerines

Japanese researchers to commercialize biobutanol technology from tangerines

March 25, 2015 |

In Japan, graduate researchers at Mie University Graduate School of Bioresources plan to commercialize their method for producing biobutanol from spoiled tangerines in the next two to three years. The region is a major producer of mandarin oranges and as such about 150 tons of fruit go to waste annually, with about 2/3 being incinerated. […]

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Celtic Renewables to build whisky-based biobutanol production facility in Scotland

Celtic Renewables to build whisky-based biobutanol production facility in Scotland

March 2, 2015 |

In Scotland, Celtic Renewables has become the first company in the world to produce biofuel from whisky residues. The Edinburgh-based spin-out from the Biofuel Research Center (BfRC) at Edinburgh Napier University now plans to build a production facility in central Scotland after manufacturing the first samples of bio-butanol from the by-products of whisky fermentation. It […]

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Japanese researchers produce biobutanol from orange waste

Japanese researchers produce biobutanol from orange waste

November 18, 2014 |

In Japan, researchers at Mie University have run a test vehicle on biobutanol produced from waste oranges and waste from producing orange juice. The fuel could be ideal for running agricultural equipment. The process used can produce 20 milliliters of biobutanol from about 3kg of oranges.  

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Celtic Renewables wins top award for whisky by-product biobutanol

Celtic Renewables wins top award for whisky by-product biobutanol

September 15, 2014 |

In Scotland, Celtic Renewables won the top motor industry sustainability award for their technology, which produces biobutanol from whisky byproducts. The company received the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s Low Carbon Champion award last week. Celtic Renewables is a spin-out company from the Biofuel Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier University which converts two key by-products of […]

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Butamax opens (phase 1) biobutanol project in Minnesota, with Highwater Ethanol

Butamax opens (phase 1) biobutanol project in Minnesota, with Highwater Ethanol

August 20, 2014 |

Includes Installation of a Corn Oil Separation Technology with “50% higher than the normal” yields We’ve learned that Butamax Advanced Biofuels and Highwater Ethanol have completed, successfully commissioned and begun production (at Highwater’s ethanol plant in Lamberton, Minnesota) a first phase of Butamax’s biobutanol retrofit that includes a novel corn oil separation technology delivering 50% […]

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