August 31, 2010

Bio-butanol from whisky

I received this news from my colleague a couple of weeks ago regarding the development of whisky as another bio-butanol feedstock source. I thought that will be such a waste of a good drink.

Fortunately, researchers from the Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland are instead using two main by-products of the whisky production process – ‘pot ale’, the liquid from the copper stills, and ‘draff’, the spent grains for producing butanol for fuel.



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