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Cobalt Technologies signs agreement with Fluor 

By Gerald Ondrey |

Cobalt Technologies Mountain View, Calif., www.cobalttech.com) has signed an agreement with Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) whereby Fluor will provide engineering consulting services as Cobalt gears up to commercialize its biobutanol production technology. Additionally, Fluor will offer a broad range of EPCM services for Cobalt’s demonstration and commercial-scale butanol production plants. “We are very pleased to have Fluor as our strategic partner to help us design the most efficient, lowest cost system for producing our biobutanol,” says Rick Wilson, CEO of Cobalt Technologies. “Fluor’s experience in designing and executing large projects, particularly refining projects, is unmatched in the world. We originally asked Fluor to provide an impartial analysis of our biobutanol production technology. Now, to have them sign a strategic agreement with us, truly validates our vision.” By partnering with Fluor, Cobalt Technologies ensures that best-in-class design, procurement and construction principles are applied to the design and construction of its upcoming demonstration plant and to its commercial-scale plants. “We have examined many different biofuels technologies, and are choosing…
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