Before the company lost its voice, investors had been told the Cobalt had been successful in producing a batch of 100,000 liters of butanol. Cobalt has said it would build a commercial scale plant in Brazil, one of the leading ethanol producing markets in the world. The exact location is still apparently yet to be determined. Two Asian partners were announced in what appears to be the company’s last press release, but remain unnamed. Two years ago it claimed a strategic investment by a subsidiary of Bunge Ltd. (BG: NYSE), but Bunge has never made so much as a peep about the deal.