Sabuco Starts Up World’s Largest & Mideast’s First Butanol Plant

Saudi Butanol Company (Sabuco) has started trial production of a butanol plant at Jubail, which is the world’s largest – able to produce 330,000 tons/year of n-butanol and 11,000 t/y of iso-butanol at full capacity – as well as the first in the Middle East.

Sabuco is a joint venture of Sadara – itself a joint venture of state petroleum firm Saudi Aramco and US chemicals...