Biobutanol: Profile of an advanced biofuel and its path to market
As global energy demand increases, demand for alternative energy sources will follow. Biofuels provide economically viable and environmentally preferred solutions to world energy needs. Biobutanol offers the most advanced and near-term solution for decreasing dependence on fossil fuels while meeting energy mandates and investment challenges. Biobutanol is a biologically produced four-carbon alcohol made from a variety of feedstocks. It also has added benefits compared to ethanol. In the transportation fuels market, biobutanol overcomes vehicle and infrastructure constraints that currently exist with ethanol, and allows ethanol producers to transition to a higher value product while leveraging existing investments. In addition, biobutanol adds value across the entire transportation fuels value chain, from feedstock suppliers to end consumers. Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels LLC is a leading producer and developer of biobutanol technology. With over 150 team members around the world and research facilities on four continents, Butamax has the expertise and global presence to provide energy solutions to a wide variety of markets. Butamax’s proprietary technology package will be licensed to ethanol facilities worldwide and allows them to retrofit or expand their assets to produce biobutanol as a new product.
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