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Gevo marches ahead with commercial scale production of biobased isobutanol [Registered]

Gevo recently announced that it is expanding the production of biobased isobutanol at its plant in Luverne, Minnesota by introducing a second million litre fermenter. Patrick Gruber, Gevo’s chief executive officer, noted that the company’s proprietary GIFT (Gevo’s Integrated Fermentation Technology®) system has “been successful in operating full-scale fermentations [as well as efficiently separating] isobutanol from the fermentation broth”. The company expects to ramp production further later this year by introducing “final fermenters”. Gevo will sell the isobutanol it produces in the specialty chemicals and specialty oxygenated fuel blendstock markets, and use it as a building block to make jet…

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