Butamax Advanced Biofuels, a joint venture between BP and DuPont, has partnered with Fagen to introduce commercial biobutanol production using Butamax technology.

The collaboration combines Fagen’s expertise with ethanol production facilities with Butamax’s biobutanol technology for biobutanol production through advanced biotechnology.

Butamax CEO Paul Beckwith said the company has collaborated with Fagen on its path to commercialize biobutanol.

"Fagen is simply the world leader when it comes to project execution in the biofuels industry, with leading standards for safety and quality," Beckwith said.

"Our shared commitment to renewable energy makes Fagen a natural partner for Butamax and our shareholders."

Fagen CEO Aaron Fagen said Butamax offers an opportunity for ethanol facilities to leverage their existing assets to produce the next generation biofuel.

"We look forward to working with Butamax in the deployment of their commercial strategy and their first retrofit project starting in 2013," Fagen said.

Butamax is engaged in performing piloting work at the Butamax technology demonstration facility as the company intends to begin commercial production in 2014.

Butamax was formed to develop and commercialize biobutanol as a next generation renewable biofuel for the transport market.