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Butamax CEO Paul Beckwith to Discuss Biobutanol as a Drop-in Biofuel at the BIO Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy


WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, the leading global biobutanol technology development company, announced today that CEO Paul Beckwith is participating in "The Move to Drop-In Fuels" panel at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, in Vancouver, Canada.  Beckwith's panel is scheduled for October 11 at 2:00 p.m. PT.

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"Biobutanol is an excellent 'drop-in' biofuel that is both compatible with existing vehicles and refueling infrastructure, while also being suitable for very rapid scale-up," said Paul Beckwith, Butamax CEO.  "Biobutanol's properties provide a route to fully meeting the renewable fuel standard, while also improving economics for both refiners and current ethanol producers.  We look forward to discussing how biobutanol will accelerate the move to renewable transportation fuels."

The seventh annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy is dedicated to the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region.  Programs will address the latest in advanced biofuels, algae, biomass production, biopolymers, bioplastics, dedicated energy crops, renewable chemicals, marine bio-resources and synthetic biology.

About Butamax

Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC, a joint venture between BP and DuPont, was formed to develop and commercialize biobutanol as a next generation renewable biofuel for the transport market. The company benefits from the synergy of DuPont's proven industrial biotechnology experience and BP's global fuels market knowledge. Butamax's proprietary technology offers a cost-advantaged manufacturing process for isobutanol with value from field to pump. For more information, visit

Butamax™ is a trademark of Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC.

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