International Sugar Journal

Biobutanol: Profile of an advanced biofuel and its path to market [Full subscriber]

As global energy demand increases, demand for alternative energy sources will follow. Biofuels provide economically viable and environmentally preferred solutions to world energy needs. Biobutanol offers the most advanced and near-term solution for decreasing dependence on fossil fuels while meeting energy mandates and investment challenges. Biobutanol is a biologically produced four-carbon alcohol made from a variety of feedstocks. It also has added benefits compared to ethanol. In the transportation fuels market, biobutanol overcomes vehicle and infrastructure constraints that currently exist with ethanol, and allows ethanol producers to transition to a higher value product while leveraging existing investments. In addition, biobutanol…

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