Tag: butanol

India’s Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways pushes for biofuels

India’s Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways pushes for biofuels

July 14, 2019 |

In India, at an event on Friday celebrating the launch of India’s first ethanol based motorcycle, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, spoke of how the use of biofuels, like ethanol and butanol in particular, could help India’s GDP growth and save foreign exchange, according to The Week. The Week reports that […]

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Green Biologics closes Minnesota butanol and acetone plant

Green Biologics closes Minnesota butanol and acetone plant

July 14, 2019 |

In Minnesota, UK-based Green Biologics Limited is winding down operations and closing the Little Falls, Minnesota plant that produces renewable butanol and acetone. Just last year, the company was working with Florida-based Kreussler on a corn-based dry cleaning solvent, as reported in NUU in June 2018, and was working on selling ingredients for a biobased […]

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Biofuels are rockin’ the boat in maritime sector

Biofuels are rockin’ the boat in maritime sector

July 22, 2018 |

Companies that rock the boat often end up leading the way for others. While some companies have paved the way for road transportation and others reached high in the sky for aviation, there are some big boats out there that are also looking for alternative renewable fuels. Here are some companies that are answering the […]

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New study looks at economic side of butanol from propylene and syngas

New study looks at economic side of butanol from propylene and syngas

July 27, 2016 |

In Texas, Intratec Solutions released a report presenting an economic analysis of n-Butanol production from propylene and syngas, assuming a plant located on the US Gulf Coast. The process under analysis is similar to the LP OXO technology jointly licensed by JM Davy and Dow, employing Selector 30 catalyst. This detailed study presents plant construction […]

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Singaporean researchers hit the jackpot with GM yeast to produce butanol from food waste

Singaporean researchers hit the jackpot with GM yeast to produce butanol from food waste

July 11, 2016 |

In Singapore, researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a genetically modified a type of Yarrowia lipolytica yeast that can produce butanol from fats in food waste, as much as half the weight of the original feedstock. Ten genes are added to the original yeast to produce the butanol, a process that also […]

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Green Biologics starts $75 million investment in butanol conversion

Green Biologics starts $75 million investment in butanol conversion

January 14, 2016 |

In Minnesota, Green Biologics has begun the conversion of 21 million gallon per year Central Minnesota Renewables, formerly known as Central Minnesota Ethanol Cooperative, to produce butanol and acetone. The plant will continue to produce ethanol until the last possible minute when it switches over. Already more than $75 million has been raised for the […]

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New report shows bio-based butanol market growing more than 9% annually through 2019

New report shows bio-based butanol market growing more than 9% annually through 2019

September 23, 2015 |

In Ireland, Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Bio-based Butanol Market 2015-2019” report to their offering. The global bio-based butanol market to grow at a CAGR of 9.27% over the period 2014-2019. The report, Global Bio-based Butanol Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry […]

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Argonne and marine partners say 15 percent renewable butanol blends are safe for watercraft

Argonne and marine partners say 15 percent renewable butanol blends are safe for watercraft

July 30, 2015 |

In Illinois, Argonne National Laboratory, Bombardier Recreational Products, the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and the American Boat and Yacht Council, have  demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of a blend of fuel that includes 16 percent butanol for use in watercraft. This demonstration has culminated in the approval of the fuel by the NMMA, as an […]

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Ethanol and Butanol: Symbiotic Partners for a Modern Fuel

Ethanol and Butanol: Symbiotic Partners for a Modern Fuel

June 11, 2015 |

By Bill Brandon and Richard Ezike, PhD, special to The Digest The debate touting butanol over ethanol as a ‘better’ fuel component has gone on for quite some time in biofuel circles. Those who support butanol point to three key factors: • Butanol has a higher fuel density; • Butanol can be blended at a 1.6:1 […]

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Renewable Isobutanol: It’s Time for a Truce

Renewable Isobutanol: It’s Time for a Truce

May 18, 2015 |

By James Evangelow & Sam Nejame, Special to the Digest If an advertising professional were writing the copy, renewable isobutanol would be called “The new and improved ethanol”. It overcomes essentially all the major deficiencies of ethanol as a fuel and can be produced in an ethanol plant. However, relentless litigation, waning interest in biofuels […]

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