Issue Date: April 10, 2017 | Web Date: April 4, 2017
Butamax to establish U.S. isobutyl alcohol plant
Seeking a springboard to commercialize its fermentation route to isobutyl alcohol, Butamax Advanced Biofuels has purchased Nesika Energy, which operates a corn-based ethanol plant in Scandia, Kan. Butamax, a joint venture between DuPont and BP, plans to convert part of the facility to make isobutyl alcohol.
The company hopes to have isobutyl alcohol production in place by 2019. It won’t say what the plant’s capacity will be until its gets further along in the engineering . . .
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