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A Short Essay on Biofuels and Related Matters

This is a guest post from Professor David B. Benson (retired), who is a regular commenter on The Big Biofuels Blog.David’s contact details: dbenson@eecs.wsu.edu Biofuel——-  Photosynthesis uses only a very small fraction of the available sunlight.  This means that growing biomass to make biofuels will require considerable land (and water) resources.  Even so, these are […]

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Business week spots butanol

Business Week has an article on biobutanol. As a run down of where we are with butanol its worth having, but there’s no real peg for the story. 

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“Butanol is going to be fabulous”

“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 […]

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Another butanol process

Another butanol process is being developed, this time by the Washington University St Louis, this partly ferments cellulose and lignin into butyrate, which is then further fermnted, according to The Energy Blog.

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MIT scientists use e. coli to make butanol

Scientists at MIT are using e. coli to make iso-butanol. It will be interesting to see how its technology differs from the DuPont/BP process for biobutanol.

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An outline of BP’s biofuel strategy

There’s an outline of BP’s biofuel strategy from Rob New, head of the business at the firm, in a report from Rueters carried by Yahoo India.

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