4C-able future: Biobased butanol, butadiene and BDO are having a hot year

Answers to your questions about butanol, the players, and the four-carbon market

It’s been quite a year on the four-carbon platform – also known as C4, 4C, buta-something, Fantastic Four, or what have you.

Though two-carbon fuels such as ethanol have long dominated the biofuels market – and complex, multi-carbon drop-in renewable diesel, jet fuels and biodiesel have been the expansion story for advanced biofuels in the past three years – if any platform could be described as the “hottest of the hottest” right row, four-carbon chemicals and fuels are right in the heart of the roaster right now.

… Full text: www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2013/08/21/4c-able-future-biobased-butanol-butadiene-and-bdo-are-having-a-hot-year/

Tags: natgas, four-carbon butadiene, biobutanol, octane, n-butanol, isobutanol, microorganisms, genetically modified organisms, modification, Optinol

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BiofuelsDigest, 2013-08-21.

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BASF SE
BioAmber Inc.
Butamax
Cobalt Technologies, Inc.
Genomatica, Inc.
Gevo Inc.
GranBio
Green Biologics
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
LSU AgCenter
Microvi Biotechnologies
Myriant Technologies LLC
Rhodia
SynGest, Inc.
Unitel Technologies

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