“Butanol is going to be fabulous” That quote from Mary Beth Stanek, GM’s Director Energy and Environmental Policy & Commercialization may be buried deep inside a longish piece in Green Car Congress today about GM pushing for ethanol with its partner Coskata , but it should give hope to people working on that strain of biofuel.
Stanek beieves of butanol:
It’s going to be a great range-extending type of fuel.
I’d like to know the economics of the Kostka process, which uses bacteria to convert synthesis gas into fuel. Normally that would be done at hight temperature with a catalyst. The good news is that Kostka says its process is robust enough to take a wide range of waste products as feedstock from biofuels to municipal waste. GM announced it was backing second generation biofuels in January