from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two butyl alcohols derived from butane and used as solvents and in organic synthesis.
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- n. Any of four isomeric aliphatic alcohols, C4H9-OH
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a flammable alcohol (C4H9.OH) derived from butane and used as a solvent.
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- n. a flammable alcohol derived from butanes and used for solvents
Yet another potential drop-in fuel is butanol, which is an alcohol like ethanol but without the same drawbacks.
Researchers at Edinburgh Napier University produced a type of fuel called butanol using "pot ale" - the liquid residue from copper stills - and "draff," or leftover grain.
The biofuel, called butanol, gives 30% more power output than ethanol.
Then, once the federal regulations are in place for butanol, which is what we're interested in, you know, the EPA and local and state sort of, you know, regulatory agencies say that it's OK to begin producing it, then the plant could be retrofitted.
Using a proprietary fermentation process, Mountain View, Calif. -based Cobalt has turned lodgepole into the biofuel butanol, which is more like gasoline than ethanol.
University produced a type of fuel called butanol using "pot ale" - the liquid residue from copper stills - and "draff," or leftover grain.
Right now the main product is acetate or acetyl-Co A, a basic building block or "central intermediate" from which all sorts of fuels and other chemicals can be easily produced, notably butanol, which is a direct replacement for gasoline and deliverable through existing pipelines.
Unlike other biofuels such as butanol or biodiesel, ethanol is derived from the food portion of the crop.
A number of technologies are pursued for production of cellulosic ethanol and other biofuels, such as butanol and biodiesel.
But there are other bio-fuels, such as butanol, that actually doesn't freeze, and something like cellulosic butanol is likely to be, you know, one of the potential winners.