The primary alcohol, n-butanol is a widely used industrial chemical found in paints, lacquers, and other surface coatings. It has traditionally been produced from fossil fuels. Engineered to achieve low production costs, Cobalt’s technology naturally converts both C5 and C6 sugars into bio-butanol, using any non-food lignocellulosic, renewable and sustainable feed-stock. The bio-butanol can be used for a broad array of fuels and chemicals -- including jet fuels, bio-based plastics, and synthetic rubber.
Combining Cobalt’s proprietary process expertise with ANDRITZ’s extensive experience in designing and supplying biomass processing systems will provide the market place a solution for developing reliable, efficient, and cost-effective production facilities.
“We are excited to combine our pre-treatment and fermentation technology with ANDRITZ’s technology, engineering, and project management skills for implementing large-scale biomass facilities,” says
ANDRITZ supplies advanced pre-treatment technologies for biofuel production. These technologies are well-proven in other industrial processes and, through extensive R&D, have been modified by ANDRITZ to satisfy the requirements for biofuel and biochemical producers.
“We have worked extensively with Cobalt to develop commercially attractive and technically unique solutions,” says
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
Cobalt is based in
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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in
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