Researchers push butanol as biofuel answer

Lammers, Dirk
December 2008
North Texas Automotive Report;Dec2008, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p7
Trade Publication
The article outlines the status of butanol as a biofuel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Previously, butanaol is used as paint thinner, cleaner and adhesive, but researchers found that it contains more energy compared to ethanol and could be blended into existing cars at higher percentages. According to Andy Aden, research engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, this kind of fuel could help the country meet its aggressive renewable standard of 36 billion gallons of biofuels.


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