WOW-POW = World Of Wonderful POWer: Betting on a Butanol

Monday, July 14, 2008

Betting on a Butanol

Chemicals maker DuPont Co. and oil giant BP PLC have placed a big bet on a biofuel they think will work much better than ethanol. It's called biobutanol. It's less corrosive for car engines than ethanol. It's easier to mix with gasoline and, unlike ethanol, can be transported via pipeline. Its energy content is higher than ethanol's.
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