Bio-butanol is a four-carbon alcohol that is prepared or manufactured by the fermentation of biomass. It has a long hydrocarbon chain that renders it non-polar. The manufacturing of bio-butanol can be carried out in ethanol manufacturing facilities. The main utilisation of bio-butanol is as a fuel inside the internal combustion engines. Its characteristics are alike to that of gasoline. Some gasoline-powered vehicles can even utilise bio-butanol without being altered or changed. It can easily be blended using gasoline in concentrations up to 11.5% by volume. Bio-butanol has the potential to lower the carbon emissions by 85% as compared to gasoline, hence making it a viable and suitable substitute to gasoline or gasoline-ethanol blended fuels. Bio-butanol is primarily extracted from the fermentation of sugars in organic feedstocks. The most typical process of manufacturing biobutanol is the fermentation of simple sugars in biomass feedstock. The method, known as Acetone Butanol Ethanol, utilises the microbial species Clostridium acetobutylicum.
Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Purified Bio-Butanol production. The report incorporates the manufacturing process with detailed process and material flow, capital investment, operating costs along with financial expenses and depreciation charges. The study is based on the latest prices and other economic data available. We also offer additional analysis of the report with detailed breakdown of all cost components (Capital Investment Details, Production Cost Details, Economics for another Plant Location, Dynamic Cost Model).
This report presents an analysis of capital and operating costs of a -based industrial plant. For those interested in economic assessments considering other plant locations, Procurement Resource offers optional analyses that complement this report.