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Full room at ButaNexT workshop on Advanced Product Recovery!

“Making more with less” is one of the slogans of VITO.  It rang particularly true on the 11th of May when more than 50 stakeholders from the research community met at VITO’s headquarters in Mol, Belgium to attend a ButaNext workshop on Advanced Product Recovery.   The workshop was part of a larger 2 day course on membrane technology and focused on how biobutanol production process can...

Join the ButaNexT workshop on Advanced product recovery!

The ButaNexT project is pleased to invite you to its workshop on Advanced Product Recovery, on the 11th of May 2017 in Mol, Belgium   When: 11th May 2017 -  13:30 – 17:00 Where: Lakehouse VITO/SCK, Boeretang 201, 2400 MOL, Belgium   ButaNexT aims to overcome the technical and economic constraints to the use of biobutanol as an advanced biofuel. Developing new ways to improve butanol...

Get a glimpse into the ButaNexT vehicle testing at UCLM

A key part of the ButaNexT project is to find the optimal blends of biobutanol with gasoline, diesel and conventional biofuels (bioethanol & biodiesel), to accelerate the use of butanol in conventional vehicles.   This involves testing performance and emissions with real vehicles, which is currently being carried out at a special facility by the University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM). The...

Improving butanol yields: read the progress made by ButaNexT

A key part of the ButaNexT project is to increase butanol yields by improving fermentation performance.   In more detail the key goals are to replace current, inefficient batch processes for biobutanol production with more sustainable continuous processing. This will overcome the need for energy intensive distillation to separate the bioproducts from water and to allow the utilisation of lower...

High GHG savings from commercial ButaNexT process expected

Deliverable 6.2 presents an initial mass and energy balance of the Butanext biobutanol production process at a projected commercial scale, and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the fuel. The work has recently been completed by E4tech, and the summary report is now available in our publications section.   The mass and energy balance was put together in collaboration with the members...

ButaNexT: Future of clean fuels presented at E2KW in Paris

The ButaNexT project presented its research into a new and improved biofuel – biobutanol - at the Energy and Environment Knowledge Week (E2KW) Congress in Paris on Friday 28 October.   Project partners from the University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM) presented strategies to introduce butanol into fuel blends. They have tested the performance and emissions of different diesel, biodiesel or...