DuPont and BP announced Tuesday that the two companies are forming a partnership to bring next generation biofuels to market. DuPont and BP have been working together on biofuels since 2003 and are not ready to bring the first fuel, biobutanol, to market. It's not really clear what the other next-gen fuels are or will be. We took a brief look at biobutanol yesterday. The biobutanol should be available in the UK starting in 2007 blended with gasoline and will be made in a facility that is currently making ethanol.
DuPont Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles O. Holliday, Jr. said in a press release that, "Biobutanol is just the beginning of new solutions DuPont can offer to transform global economies by improving our use of renewable ingredients and natural processes to deliver products for a better, safer, healthier world."

This is all fine and good, but what's with that picture of the chemist cooking corn soup?

[Source: DuPont]

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