Butamax® Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture of BP and DuPont, has developed an innovative bio-isobutanol production technology offering a low-cost, high-value drop-in biofuel for global transportation fuels supply. Butamax technology is designed to convert the sugars from various biomass feedstocks, including corn and sugarcane, into bio-isobutanol using existing biofuel production facilities.
Butamax and Highwater Ethanol have broken ground on the company’s first bio-isobutanol retrofit project. Butamax’s cutting-edge technology package implements novel corn oil separation technology. This technology is part of a Butamax licensing opportunity, which is an integral part of the full retrofit to bio-isobutanol production and can be installed independently as a first phase of conversion.