Butamax to establish U.S. isobutyl alcohol plant | April 4, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 15 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 15 | p. 12 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 10, 2017 | Web Date: April 4, 2017

Butamax to establish U.S. isobutyl alcohol plant

The company hopes to entice ethanol makers to switch to the higher-molecular-weight alcohol
Department: Business
Keywords: biobased chemicals, Gevo, butamax, isobutanol, biofuels

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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