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January 23, 2007


JP Elverding - the Netherlands

Great to see so many new inventions on reducing waste and converting it into energies. hope it will blossom!


E.I.Dupont is already heavily into biobutanol.
October 3, 2006 - 8:21 AM EST

DuPont Leader Outlines Company's Biofuels Growth Plans

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Biofuels Vice President and General Manager John Ranieri today outlined
the company's growth plans in the rapidly growing biofuels industry.

Speaking to investors at an ethanol conference here, Ranieri said, 'DuPont is delivering advantaged products and
technologies throughout the biofuels value chain. To address the energy issue, we must develop sustainable business
and technical solutions that can be adapted across different geographies to successfully grow this industry.'

DuPont's current biofuels focus includes: rapidly developing differentiated seeds and crop protection products that
will enable greater biofuel production per acre; developing and supplying new technologies to enable conversion of
cellulose to biofuels; and commercializing biobutanol as a next-generation biofuel that is significantly improved
and complements incumbents."

see previous post

Thomas Marihart

cellulose to biobutanol

This is where the ethanol money should be going.

I wonder how the BP revenue mix will change oil/solar/other alt energy-biofuel over the next few years?

This bears watching.


If they really do have an organism that produces butanol selectively, that would be something.

Their website omits any mention of a pilot plant, though, so even if they have it working in the laboratory today, it is probably several years from everybody's gas pump.


I'll watch the effects of the BP revenue mix
too, gonna be really interesting, also re. investments.


Lucky for us there are better ways to make bio-butanol than the ABE method.

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