Cobalt Technologies Successfully Scales Commercial n-Butanol Production
Company Shows Robust Platform and Ability to Reproduce Pilot Scale Metrics
With the results achieved during the latest production run, Cobalt demonstrated a clear economic advantage over petroleum-based butanol under current market conditions. Ongoing process improvements at commercial scale are expected to yield at least a 40 percent cost advantage.
“This most recent production run demonstrates commercial-scale metrics for Cobalt’s biobutanol fermentation technology,” said
The production run was carried out at a US-based contract manufacturing (CMO) facility with minimal modification to their existing aerobic system, highlighting the flexibility of Cobalt’s anaerobic technology and showing the robustness of Cobalt’s biocatalyst. The demonstration also provides important validation of Cobalt’s ability to take advantage of opportunities to retrofit or co-locate with existing ethanol plants, whether based on sugarcane or corn, for the production of butanol. The demo supports attractive economics for these deployment models with further value enhancement by replacing food-based sugars with surrounding biomass.
About Cobalt Technologies
Cobalt Technologies is a leader in commercializing the production of bio n-butanol as a renewable chemical and fuel. N-butanol is a widely used industrial chemical found in paints, lacquers and other surface coatings, with a global market of over
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