Posts Tagged ‘Butamax’

Butamax Retrofit for Biobutanol Production

Butamax is a joint venture of two giants in the field of biofuel namely BP and DuPont.  The company has developed a retrofit technology for biobutanol production from existing bioethanol production facilities. Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels LLC has its experimental station in Wilmington, USA. Feedstock The biomass feedstock includes corn and sugarcane. Butamax Retrofit Technology The advantage of butanol is that it contains much more energy than ethanol and it can be blended with gasoline up to 16% by volume as against the […]

Du Pont: Producing Cellulosic Ethanol

Du Pont Biofuel Solutions employs biochemical conversion of biomass involving enzymes and fermentation to produce second generation bioethanol. The company’s headquarter is in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Feedstock Du Pont’s under construction commercial facility in Nevada, Iowa will use a range of potential biomass feedstocks including agricultural residues like corn stover, sugarcane bagasse, sugarcane straw and energy crops like switchgrass. Some other second generation bioethanol producers utilizing various biomass feedstocks are INEOS Bio, POET-DSM, and Abengoa. Du Pont Integrated Technology for Bioethanol production  The various steps […]