22 August 2011 21:29 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US biotech firm Genomatica said on Monday it has produced butadiene (BD) from renewable feedstocks, claiming the bio-based raw material could reduce production costs and lower the monomer's carbon footprint.
The renewable feedstock option can significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions compared with regular BD, the company said.
Genomatica plans to begin producing BDO in large scale at the end of 2012.
The company said it is also considering launching commercial-scale production of BD from renewable feedstocks.
No details were available on a timeframe for the start of BD production.
A company spokesperson declined to comment.
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