Our Competitive Advantage
Phytonix’s technology has many advantages over other chemical and fuel production technologies. It utilizes carbon dioxide as the sole feedstock, avoiding food vs. fuel issues and the high costs associated with biomass sourcing and logistics. Phytonix’s production process is significantly carbon-negative and its fuel life cycle is carbon-neutral through combustion. Fermentation-based technologies produce large amounts of carbon dioxide as a waste product. Our n-butanol production process replaces a fossil-based, carbon-intensive production process used by the worlds largest chemical companies. We employ a collaborative business model and work with world class scientific and engineering teams for development and commercialization.
Phytonix’s biobutanol fuel, a four-carbon straight chain alcohol, has multiple advantages over ethanol and other competitive biofuels. For example, biobutanol has a higher energy content than ethanol. It also leverages existing gasoline infrastructure and requires no engine modification. Finally, it is a safer fuel, having materially lower evaporative characteristics and therefore does not require summer or winter blends.
Phytonix’s advantages over other biobutanol companies include lower production cost (no biomass feedstock) and several unique, proprietary biosafety features, which will prevent its bacteria from surviving if they get into the natural environment.
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