14 years ago
I've been reading about Butanol.
Butanol seems to have great advantages over ethanol, but all the
information looks like it's single source and just regurgitated on many
websites. I'm looking for a chemist or someone with technical expertise, to
tell me why it has not jumped to the forefront and become the alcohol of
choice. I receive several biofuels newsletters and ethanol plants are
popping up all over, and the limited information I see tells me they should
be Butanol plants. There is a technique to produce Butanol that is more
efficient than the ABE process.
So are you or do you know someone with the expertise to explain this
seemingly poor biofuels choice.
Here's a DOE paper (read the abstract)
I don't want to hear the food or fuel argument, this could be made from
cellulosic or algae feedstocks.