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Biofuel Centre at Napier University Focusing on Biobutanol

The Times. The Biofuel Research Centre at Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland (earlier post) is focusing on developing biobutanol as a second-generation biofuel.

The centre opened last month and is designed to bring together industry, government, academia and the public to further research and understanding of second-generation biofuels. The most promising line of development now focuses on butanol, a fuel that potentially can be produced by fermentation from a diversity of organic material, including waste products from industrial processes, thus ensuring that the raw materials and harvesting involve no extra emissions.

[Martin] Tangney adds: “We are putting together an EU consortium to identify dominant waste products across different regions and assess how many could be used to produce fuel.”

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David Redick

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Bob Burnette

Our company is interested in biobutanol technology using non-agricultural feed stock(s)

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