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Gevo commences commercial scale production of biobased isobutanol [Registered]

Gevo recently announced (24 May) that it has embarked on commercial scale production of biobased isobutanol production plant located in Luverne, Minnesota. The Luverne plant, with a capacity to produce 22 million gallons ethanol year originally, has been retrofitted by Gevo for the purpose. Gevo retrofitted the Luverne plant to incorporate its proprietary yeast and Gevo Integrated Fermentation Technology(R) (GIFT(R)) system to produce biobased isobutanol. Through initial operation of the Luverne plant, Gevo expects to advance its learning of large-scale production of renewable isobutanol at the site maintaining a goal of producing isobutanol at a run rate of approximately 1…

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