August 24, 2010

LanzaTech produces bio-butanediol

The blog first mentioned about LanzaTech last July and last night, I just received an email from the company announcing their successful production of 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) from waste flue gas using the company's gas fermentation technology.

2,3-BD is said to be a building block in the production of polymers, plastics and hydrocarbon fuels. It can be converted to intermediates such as butenes, butadienes and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK).

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