Thompson, Kalee
February 2008
Popular Science;Feb2008, Vol. 272 Issue 2, p31
The article discusses the marketing of butanol as a biofuel for automobiles. Butanol is being combined with gasoline to provide a cleaner energy source for motor vehicles. Energy company BP is running a pilot program in England to gauge consumer reaction to butanol. Currently, butanol is more difficult to produce than ethanol, another corn-based biofuel, but BP has enlisted DuPont scientists to develop a hardier microbe for the fermentation process.


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