BUTANOL/ISOBUTANOL by Gevo

Current Status
ON THE MARKET
Company
Further Notes
Iso-butanol can be used as an oxygenate and octane-enhancing fuel additive while n-butanol is used as a solvent and intermediate in paints, coatings, printing inks, adhesives, sealants, textiles and plastics. In addition, iso-butanol can be cyclized to para-xylene, the precursor to terephthalic acid;Gevo is commercializing a process based on this chemistry. Gevo retrofitted an ethanol biorefinery in Luverne, Minnesota, and is targeting production of up to 1 million gallons of iso-butanol and 17 million gallons of ethanol in 2016. The facility is registered with EPA as Agri-Energy LLC to produce renewable fuels.