Bio-isobutanol: The next-generation biofuel
This article highlights the technology, feedstocks and market growth opportunities for isobutanol, with a focus on potential new market offerings in the very near future.
The success of any new industry lies in its ability to innovate and grow. Future growth in renewable fuels may require an evolution from first-generation products, such as ethanol and biodiesel, to next-generation products, such as isobutanol.
Isobutanol, a form of biobutanol, has many outstanding characteristics that allow it to be used in a variety of ways:
As isi.e., as a solvent or as a gasoline blendstock
Converted, through known processes, to a variety of hydrocarbons for use in the petrochemical and/or refining industries
In existing production, distribution, marketing and end-user assets.
This article highlights the technology, feedstocks and market growth opportu
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