Phytonix’s proprietary technology will produce bio-butanol and bio-octanol from photosynthetic bacteria, carbon dioxide, sunlight, and water.
Biobutanol is a valuable industrial chemical intermediate with a existing $10 billion global market growing at 7% CAGR. Phytonix seeks to eliminate the need for biomass, such as food or other crops, in biochemical production. The company estimates the fully allocated production cost of its n-butanol at US $1.95 per gallon.
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