What is butanol fuel?





Question: What is butanol fuel used for?

Answer: Butanol fuel can be used in a gasoline engine, sometimes needing some adjustments to allow the gauges (like fuel level) to read correctly, and has many of the same properties of gasoline. It can be produced using biomass (organic matter), biobutanol, or oil, petrobutanol. The biggest difference for biobutanol as an alternative fuel when compared to bioethanol is that butanol can be produced by fermentation (yeast digestion) of cellulose while ethanol has only been produced from sugar and starch fermentation, though industrial biobutanol production has not been hugely pursued because of the readily available research into butanol production from oil.

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