Firms Team Up For Isobutyl Alcohol | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 35 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 27, 2012

Firms Team Up For Isobutyl Alcohol

Department: Business
Keywords: isobutanol, coal, china, fuel additive, Linde

IGP Energy and Haldor Topsøe have agreed to work with Linde to develop a process for making isobutyl alcohol from synthesis gas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The partners will build a demonstration plant for the technology in China with coal producer Yankuang Group. Catalyst maker Haldor Topsøe and IGP, a U.S. alternative fuels and chemicals developer, have been working on the technology since 2009. Linde is joining them as a provider of gas cleanup and process integration services.

 
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