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Green Biologics collaborates with Easy Energy to produce biobased n-butanol and acetone [Registered]

The UK-based start-up Green Biologics is collaborating with Easy Energy Systems to retrofit its ethanol demonstration plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa to produce biobased n-butanol and acetone. In mid-2012 Green Biologics successfully produced butanol and acetone from corn mash at the Emmetsburg facility in Iowa at a 40,000 litre fermentation scale. “We ran three separate batches in July 2012 which matched results in both total solvent production and n-butanol yields that were achieved in our U.K. laboratories and at our Columbus, Ohio pilot facility,” said Sean Sutcliffe, CEO of Green Biologics “From these demonstration runs we have validated fermentation performance at…

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