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Butamax teams up with Fagen to retrofit an ethanol plant for biobutanol production [Registered]

Butamax is partnering the with the construction company Fagen Inc. to retrofit an ethanol plant in Minnesota, US to produce biobutanol using Butamax’x proprietary technology. The plant will be the first commercial facility to use Butamax’s technology to make butanol. The conversion project will begin next year at a plant that currently produces 55 million gallons (208 million liters) of ethanol. Fagen has an extensive experience in the biofuels sector having constrycted over 85 ethanol plants in US totaling approximately 6 billion gallons of annual production. Butamax last December the formation of the Early Adopters Group (EAG), a consortium of…

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