Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture of BP and DuPont, has developed an innovative biobutanol 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 biobutanol using existing biofuel production facilities.
Butamax and Highwater Ethanol have broken ground on the company’s first biobutanol retrofit project. Butamax’s cutting edge technology package will include the installation of novel corn oil separation technology. This technology is part of a Butamax licensing opportunity, which is an integral part of the full retrofit to biobutanol production and can be installed independently as a first phase of conversion.