Refiners now have a new biofuel option
Biobutanol is coming to market as a gasoline blendstock and can be efficiently made by a range of renewable feedstocks.
The biofuels commercially available to refiners have long
been limited to ethanol and biodiesel. These fuels offer the
benefits of being readily produced from a variety of commercial
feedstocks by well-established technologies. Given growing
demand for biofuels, driven by government policy and economics,
considerable attention is being paid to commercialize
technologies that expand the range of applicable feedstocks to include
lignocellulosic materials. This is being done to increase the
potential supply and, ultimately, to lower costs.
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