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Cobalt successfully tests it biobased n-butanol production technology in large fermenters [Registered]

Cobalt Technologies, partnering with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), successfully tested its n-butanol production technology recently in a 9000 litre fermenter, exceeding the target yield and other performance metrics for a commercial scale facility. Speaking of the effectiveness of Cobalt’s proprietary microbial strain, Bob Mayer, CEO of Cobalt Technologies said “We’re showing performance is achievable at commercial scale across our technology platform. This essentially eliminates the majority of scale-up risk associated with commercialization, which is vital for our customers and partners.” For this demonstration, Cobalt utilized the NREL Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility in the National…

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