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'''Biogasoline'''  are [[biohydrocarbon]]s with between 5 and 12 carbon atoms per molecule, mainly  [[hexane]].
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These biogasolines can be used in pure state (100% biogasoline or BG100) in any conventional [[gasoline engine]] (as happens with [[biobutanol]]), and can be distributed in the same fueling infrastructure, as the properties match traditional gasoline from petroleum.<ref name=CNET20080114>[http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9849832-54.html New energy act to fuel flow of 'biogasoline']</ref>  Heptanone is not really biogasoline and requires a small percentage of octane booster to match gasoline. [[Ethanol fuel]] ([[E85]]) requires a special engine and has lower [[combustion energy]] and corresponding [[fuel economy]].  <ref>[http://www.bgtbiogasoline.com/ BGT biogasoline]</ref>
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Biogasoline is different from [[biobutanol]] and [[Ethanol]], as they are [[bioalcohol]]s and not bio-hydrocarbons.
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===Companies===
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(Non-exhaustive list)
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* [http://www.amyrisbiotech.com/projects_biofuels.html    Amyris Biotechnologies] (gasoline and diesel substitutes from feedstocks used in ethanol production)
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* [http://www.bgtbiogasoline.com/ BGT Biogasoline] ([[hexane]] and [[heptanol]] from sugars)
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* [http://www.codexis.com/wt/page/bioindustrials Codexis] (biofuels from non-food feedstocks via special [[catalyst]]s)
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* [http://www.diversified-energy.com/index.cfm?s_webAction=centia Diversified Energy] (Centia™ - high performance biofuels from renewable oil)
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* [http://ls9.com LS9] ("Renewable Petroleum™" - customized fuel from [[microbes]])
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* [http://www.syntheticgenomics.com/ Synthetic Genomics] (oil from engineered [[microbes]])
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* [http://www.virent.com/Bioforming/difference.html Virent Energy Systems] ("BioForming" - biofuels from a variety of feedstocks via [[catalyst]]s)
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* [http://www.sapphireenergy.com Sapphire Energy] (produced renewable 91 octane gasoline that conforms to ASTM certification)
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==Source==
 
[[Wikipedia: Biogasoline]]
 
[[Wikipedia: Biogasoline]]

Revision as of 05:50, 7 July 2008

Biogasoline are biohydrocarbons with between 5 and 12 carbon atoms per molecule, mainly hexane.

These biogasolines can be used in pure state (100% biogasoline or BG100) in any conventional gasoline engine (as happens with biobutanol), and can be distributed in the same fueling infrastructure, as the properties match traditional gasoline from petroleum.[1] Heptanone is not really biogasoline and requires a small percentage of octane booster to match gasoline. Ethanol fuel (E85) requires a special engine and has lower combustion energy and corresponding fuel economy. [2]

Biogasoline is different from biobutanol and Ethanol, as they are bioalcohols and not bio-hydrocarbons.

Companies

(Non-exhaustive list)

Source

Wikipedia: Biogasoline
  1. New energy act to fuel flow of 'biogasoline'
  2. BGT biogasoline