Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels will bring to market biobutanol technology. Biobutanol is a new kind of biofuel that has many benefits over ethanol – the biofuel that is blended with gasoline today.
BP and DuPont, who are the partners behind Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, have been developing biobutanol technology for several years.
In the near term, the main focus of the new company will be to develop a technology program to produce biobutanol from many different types of feedstocks. In the future, Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels expects to license the technology to produce biobutanol to other biofuel producers. The company will also work with fuel blenders and distributors globally to introduce biobutanol into the fuels market.
Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels will also work closely with Kingston Research Limited, another joint venture between BP and DuPont. Kingston Research Limited is constructing a biobutanol technology demonstration plant in Hull, UK.