n-Butanol (also known as Butyl Alcohol and BuOH) is an alcohol applied in the production of butyl acrylates to supply the coatings and adhesives industries. It is also used in plasticizers or directly as a solvent. It is commercially produced from propylene and syngas by chemical synthesis. Butanol may also be produced from renewable sources. In such cases, it may be referred to as Bio-Butanol or Green Butanol. Due to the increasing interest in biofuels development, the production of bio-based butanol is being revisited and improved. Bio-butanol is an attractive renewable fuel that can be produced from fermentation of sugars derived from agricultural feedstock (e.g., corn and sugarcane).
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