Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bio Based Acetone

  • The bio-acetone that is co-produced with bio-butanol as an alternative to petroleum-based acetone.
  • During bio-butanol production, a large amount of acetone is generated as a co-product. Corn-based acetone could displace petroleum-based acetone.
  • The conversion of fermentable sugar to butanol produces acetone and ethanol as co-products which further complicates the allocation process.
  • Acetone is the major co-product of the bio-butanol plant.

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