GranBio, Rhodia build bio n-butanol facility in Brazil

GranBio, Rhodia to build bio n-butanol facility in Brazil

11:08 AM, 14th August 2013
GranBio, Rhodia to build bio n-butanol facility in Brazil

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: Brazilian biotechnology company, GranBio, and Rhodia, a Solvay Group company, have signed an agreement to create a partnership to produce bio n-butanol. The companies plan to build the world’s first biomass-based n-butanol plant in Brazil, which will enter into operation in 2015. Both companies will benefit from agreements that each of them has already made with companies that own the technology.

The project is a key step for GranBio and Rhodia in the manufacturing of chemicals made from renewable sources. The investment in the biomass-based n-butanol plant requires the approval of the companies’ boards.

“The partnership with Rhodia is fully aligned with our business partnership model and our strategy to develop solutions that can replace fossil fuels and chemicals with renewable products,” said Bernardo Gradin, CEO GranBio.

 

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