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Refiners now have a new biofuel option

01.01.2013  |  Schubert, A. ,  Butamax Advanced Biofuels, Wilmington, Delaware

Biobutanol is coming to market as a gasoline blendstock and can be efficiently made by a range of renewable feedstocks.

Keywords: [Biobutanol] [biofuels] [blend wall] [gasoline] [renewable] [distillation] [EPA] [corn] [fermentation]

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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Alogic
01.11.2013

Great detailed article, did I miss the cost per BTU of the biobutanol to manufacture vs that of Gasoline? How many BTUs does it take to manufacture a BTU of biobutanol?

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