Butamax, Highwater begin retrofitting US plant for biobutanol

02 October 2013 20:07  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Butamax Advanced Biofuels and Highwater Ethanol have started retrofitting Highwater’s ethanol plant in Lamberton, Minnesota, for the production of biobutanol, the US renewable fuels companies announced on Wednesday.

Butamax and Highwater Ethanol have entered into definitive agreements for the license of Butamax’s corn oil separation technology.

Butamax has also reached an agreement with Fagen for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the project.

Commercial production is expected this winter.

“We formulated a strategy to provide the most advanced technology to improve current biofuel production, offer better co-product profiles and pave the way for near-term, large-scale isobutanol production,” said Paul Beckwith, Butamax CEO.

Butamax is a joint venture between BP and DuPont that was formed in 2009 for the development of biobutanol.

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