Saudi Aramco R&D proposes SuperButol as new low-cost high-octane blend component
Green Car Congress
JANUARY 27, 2017
A team from Saudi Aramco Research and Development Center has developed a novel low-cost, high-octane gasoline blend component it calls SuperButol. SuperButol is made from low-value mixed butenes using a new process the team has named Butenes to Butanol (BTB); it has slightly lower blending RON compared to MTBE but has lower blending vapor pressure and higher energy content compared to ethanol. It is mandated for use in gasoline in many countries.