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Bagasse-based n-butanol to be jointly developed by Cobalt and Rhodia [Registered]

US companies Cobalt Technologies and Rhodia recently announced that they are partnering to develop bio n-butanol refineries throughout Latin America. Under the terms of the agreement, the partnership involves deploying Cobalt’s technology for the conversion of cane bagasse into n-butanol for the chemicals and fuels market. Following a successful testing of the technology in a demonstration plant in Brazil, the parties intend to construct multiple bio-refineries co-located with sugar mills, first in Brazil and then in other Latin American countries. Cobalt’s decision to partner with Rhodia stems from both its long history of successful operations in Brazil and significant experience…

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