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GEVO to Supply Renewable Isobutanol to Seattle Fleet (Ind. Report)
GEVO
Date: 2019-11-06
Englewood, Colorado-based renewable fuels and chemicals manufacturer Gevo, Inc. reports winning a 4 year contract, with 3, two-year extensions, to supply 200,000 gpy of renewable isobutanol and 600,000 gpy renewable isooctane to the City of Seattle. The deal is part of the city's Green Fleet Action Plan (GFAP) to tackle its fleet emissions .

Gevo has partnered with two local certified veteran and minority-owned small businesses to coordinate the blending, logistics, and delivery of the final product to the City of Seattle. (Source: GEVO, PR, 4 Nov., 2019) Contact: City of Seattle, Philip Saunders, Green Fleet Program Manager, www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/FAS/FleetManagement/2019-Green-Fleet-Action-Plan.pdf; Gevo, Patrick Gruber, CEO, 303-858-8358, pgruber@gevo.com, www.gevo.com Fuel,  Ethanol,  Biofuel,  

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO,  Isobutanol.Renewable Fuel,  Ethanol,  Biofuel,  


Gevo, Leaf Resources Ink Joint Development Agreement (Ind. Report)
Gevo,Leaf Resources
Date: 2019-09-13
Englewood, Colorado-based renewable fuels and chemicals manufacturer Gevo, Inc. and Queensland, Australasia-based Leaf Resources, a specialist in converting plant biomass into industrial sugars, are reporting a joint development and commercialization agreement under which Gevo will explore the potential use of cellulosic-derived sugars and glycerol from Leaf Resources and the ability to convert these to hydrocarbon molecules useful as fuels or chemicals.

Leaf Resources' Glycell Process pre-treatment technology breaks down plant biomass to generate a higher yield of cellulose than conventional approaches. The pretreatment is followed by enzymatic hydrolysis which converts cellulose into cellulosic sugars. The process also yields lignin, hemicellulose and refined glycerol.

Gevo has developed technology for producing isobutanol from renewable feedstocks using a yeast that has been developed to produce isobutanol and a product recovery technology that continuously removes isobutanol as it is formed. Gevo adds its proprietary yeast to fermentable sugars to convert the sugars to isobutanol. (Source: GEVO, Green Car Congress, 12 Sept., 2019) Contact: Leaf Resources, +61 7 3188 9040, www.leafresources.com.au; Gevo, Patrick Gruber, CEO, 303-858-8358, pgruber@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel,  Isobutanol,  Leaf Resources,  GEVO,  Cellulosic,  


GEVO Touts New No Particulate Renewable Diesel (Ind. Report)
GEVO
Date: 2019-09-06
Englewood, Colorado-based renewable fuels and chemicals manufacturer GEVO reports the development of a proprietary, breakthrough processes that converts

either low-carbon isobutanol or low-value "fusel oils" -- a mixture of alcohols that are byproducts from fermentation processes -- into renewable diesel. This new renewable diesel is expected to compete head-to-head on price with natural and petroleum-based equivalents while reducing particulates and CO2 emissions.

Low-carbon renewable diesel is biomass-derived transportation fuel suitable for use in diesel engines and has increased in demand since the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard came into effect. Additionally, the marine sector will have to reduce sulphur emissions to meet new international water regulations beginning in 2020. (Source: GEVO, PR, 4 Sept., 2019)Contact: GEVO, Patrick Gruber, CEO, 303-858-8358, pgruber@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO,  Renewable Diesel,  isobutanol,  


Gevo Earns ISCC Plus Certification (Ind. Report)
GEVO,International Sustainability and Carbon Certification
Date: 2019-08-12
Englewood, Colorado-headquartered isobutanol producer GEVO Inc. is reporting receipt of International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) under the ISCC PLUS scheme for food, feed, industrial applications, energy, and biofuels outside Europe. In obtaining ISCC certification, Gevo continues to prove its dedication to meeting the highest industry standards by demonstrating the sustainable cultivation of field corn, which Gevo then converts into renewable, sustainable isobutanol (biobutanol).

ISCC PLUS certification validates the responsible nature of GEVO's liquid transportation fuels and highlights the traceability of its biofuel, qualifying that such fuels produced in a sustainable manner. By completing ISCC certification, Gevo has verified that the feedstock, in this case field corn, is being grown in a socially, environmentally, and ethically responsible manner.

ISCC PLUS is a sustainability certification scheme for biobased applications like chemicals, food and feed products and applications in the bioenergy sector. (Source: GEVO, PR, 7 Aug., 2019) Contact: International Sustainability and Carbon Certification, www.sustainabilityxchange.info/en/institutions/iscc-international-sustainability-carbon-certification; GEVO, Patrick Gruber, CEO, 303-858-8358, pgruber@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO,  Biobutanol,  Corn Ethanol,  International Sustainability and Carbon Certification,  


GEVO Now ISCC Plus Certified for Biofuels (Ind. Report)
GEVO,International Sustainability and Carbon Certification
Date: 2019-08-05
Englewood, Colorado-headquartered renewable fuels and chemicals manufacturer GEVO Inc. reports it has achieved International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) under the ISCC Plus scheme for food, feed, industrial applications, energy and biofuels outside Europe.

The ISCC certification demonstrates the company's sustainable cultivation of corn, which is then converted into renewable isobutanol, ethanol or biobutanol.

With ISCC Plus certification, Gevo validates the responsible nature of its isobutanol and biobutanol liquid transportation fuels and the traceability of its biofuel. (Source: GEVO, PR, Aug., 2019) Contact: International Sustainability and Carbon Certification, www.iscc-system.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO,  ISCC,  Biobutanol,  Ethanol,  Biofuel,  Isobutanol,  


WPI Prof. Funded for Isobutanol Biofuel R&D (R&D, Funding)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Date: 2019-05-24
In the Bay State, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) reports associate professor of chemical engineering Michael Timko has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award that will enable him to develop a device that will make the production of isobutanol less costly and more environmentally friendly.

Furthering his work, Timko will spend the summer of 2020 at the Univertite de Bordeaux, where he will learn a low-cost technique for fabricating microfluidic devices developed at the university. This work will be conducted in the Institut de Chimie de la Matiere Condensee de Bordeaux (ICMCB), a laboratory jointly run by the university and the National Center for Scientific Research.

Timko"s interest in microfluidics stems from his goal of being able to observe, in real time, the production of biofuels by microorganisms under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure. Timko wants to make a microfluidic device at a micron scale -- the width of a human hair -- made of silicon and Pyrex, a low-thermal-expansion material used for laboratory glassware. This tiny device could contain fluids at elevated pressures while affording easy viewing using a microscope to, for example, analyze the metabolic response of bacteria to a high-pressure environment.

Timko, who received a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2016 for his work with biofuels, is looking to use the microfluidic device to accelerate his isobutanol researchh.

Timko is part of a multi-university research team that is developing a new way to produce isobutanol, using supercritical CO2 as a solvent and a bacterium that can thrive in that harsh, antimicrobial liquid. Timko's analysis shows the process could produce isobutanol using one-fifth the energy that traditional, best-case scenario manufacturing processes use. (Source: WPI. 22 May, 2019) Contact: Worcester Poltrechnic Institute, Assoc. Prof. Micheal Timko, (508)-831-4101, mttimko@wpi.edu, www.wpi.edu/people/faculty/mttimko, www.wpi.edu

More Low-Carbon Energy News Isobutanol,  Biofuel,  


Gevo Adding Shockwave at Luverne Ethanol Plant (Ind. Report)
GEVO,Shockwave LLC
Date: 2018-08-17
Englewood, Colorado-bases isobutanol producer Gevo, Inc. reports it has entered into two separate operating leases and service agreements with Des Moines-based Shockwave LLC to install Shockwave's Thermodynamic Corn Fractionation Process as well as related technology and equipment at Gevo's Luverne, Minnesota production facility.

Shockwave is financing the equipment required for this multi-million dollar project and is providing certain performance guarantees for the Shockwave Process. The Shockwave Process is expected to cut production costs and improve profitability at the Luverne Facility by increasing the number and value of feed and protein products, producing corn oil for food use, and helping to lower the facility's overall carbon footprint. The Shockwave Process is expected to be operational in Q1,2019.

Shockwave's Thermodynamic Corn Fractionation Process, is a front-end corn fractionation platform that uses high velocity air and pressure changes to fractionate solid materials, providing an innovative, low-cost approach to separating the corn kernel into the various fractions including a higher-starch feed for fermentation as well as germ and fiber (Source: GEVO, PR, 14 Aug., 2018) Contact: Shockwave LLC, Joe Fitzgerald, Founder and President, (515) 266-0904, www.shockwave.com; :GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO,  Isobutanol,  Biofuel,  Corn Ethanol,  Ethanol,  


GEVO Adopts DSM eBOOST Yeast for Ethanol Production (Ind. Report)
GEVO
Date: 2018-07-03
Englewood, Colorado-based isobutanol specialist GEVO, Inc. reports it has adopted Netherlands-headquartered Royal DSM's new eBOOST yeast for enhanced ethanol production at its facility in Luverne, MN. eBOOST offers improved yields and enhanced profitability.

While we are continuing to aggregate demand for isobutanol, jet fuel, and isooctane with a view to building out large capacity for those products, ethanol production is the key to driving profitability in the near term. DSM full-scale application trials of eBOOST demonstrated that the solution increases ethanol yields up to 6 pct and reduces glycerol formation more effectively than other industry-standard yeast products, GEVO says. (Source: GEVO, Green Car Congress, 28 June 2018) Contact:GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com; Royal DSM, www.dsm.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO,  Yeast,  Royal DSM,  Ethanol,  


GEVO, Avfuel Ink ATJ Fuel Supply Agreement (Ind. Report)
GEVO
Date: 2018-06-29
Englewood, Colorado-based isobutanol specialist GEVO Inc. reports it has inked an agreement to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to global aviation fuel supplier Avfuel Corporation, effective July 1, 2018.

Iniially, GEVO will supply Avfuel from its 70,000 gpy hydrocarbon processing facility in Silsbee, Texas. GEVO expects to construct a larger-scale hydrocarbon facility at its existing ethanol and isobutanol production facility located in Luverne, Minnesota, subject to financing. Upon completion of the Luverne Hydrocarbon Facility, GEVO would supply Avfuel with larger volumes of ATJ, ramping up to 1,000,000 gpy of unblended ATJ which, when blended with conventional jet fuel, would produce many millions of gallons of finished ASTM D1655 jet-fuel product. Avfuel services over 3,000 locations worldwide.

The Supply Agreement with Avfuel is GEVO's first long-term commercial supply agreement for its ATJ. (Source: GEVO, PR, 21 June, 2018) Contact: Avfuel Corporation , Craig Sincock, Pres., CEO, Marci Ammerman, VCP Marketing, (734) 663-6466, mammerman@avfuel.com, www.avfuel.com; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO news,  Aviation Fuel news,  


GEVO, Avfuel Ink Renewable Jet Fuel Supply Deal (Ind. Report)
GEVO
Date: 2018-06-22
Englewood, Colorado-based isobutanol specialist GEVO Inc. reports it has inked an agreement to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to global aviation fuel supplier Avfuel Corporation, effective July 1, 2018. Avfuel services over 3,000 locations worldwide. The Supply Agreement with Avfuel is GEVO's first long-term commercial supply agreement for its ATJ.

Iniially, GEVO will supply Avfuel from its 70,000 gpy hydrocarbon processing facility in Silsbee, Texas. GEVO expects to construct a larger-scale hydrocarbon facility at its existing ethanol and isobutanol production facility located in Luverne, Minnesota, subject to financing. Upon completion of the Luverne Hydrocarbon Facility, GEVO would supply Avfuel with larger volumes of ATJ, ramping up to 1,000,000 gpy of unblended ATJ which, when blended with conventional jet fuel, would produce many millions of gallons of finished ASTM D1655 jet-fuel product.. (Source: GEVO, PR, 21 June, 2018) Contact: Avfuel Corporation , Craig Sincock, Pres., CEO, Marci Ammerman, VCP Marketing, (734) 663-6466, mammerman@avfuel.com, www.avfuel.com; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO,  Jet Biofuel,  Isobutanol,  Biofuel,  Ethanol,  


Butamax Isobutanol Registered as Drop-In Fuel (Ind. Report)
Butamax, US EPA
Date: 2018-06-20
The US EPA last week reported its approval of Englewood, Colorado-based isobutanol specialist Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC registration for bio-isobutanol as a fuel additive at the rate of 16 pct or less as a "drop-in" fuel.

Butamax is a a 50/50 JV between BP and DuPont. Bio-isobutanol is made from renewable resources like corn, can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is eligible for credits under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) programme, according to the EPA. (Source: Butamax, EPA, Renewables Now, 18 June, 2018) Contact: Butamax, Jan Koninckx, CEO, (302) 695-3216, www.butamax.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS,  isobutanol,  Butamax,  Biofuel,  Drop-In Fuel,  


GEVO Reports Rising Sales, Reduced Losses (Ind. Report)
GEVO
Date: 2018-04-04
Englewood, Colorado-based ethanol and isobutanol producer GEVO, Inc. last week reported a net loss of $24.6 million for 2017, down from a $37.2 million loss in 2016. Ethanol and related products sales accounted for $26.3 million of total revenues of $27.54 million. The company reportedly produced 15.6 million gallons of ethanol, 47,000 tonnes of animal feed, and 1,050 tonnes of corn oil in 2017. (Source: GEVO, Renewables, 3 April, 2018)Contact: GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO,  Isonutanol,  Ethanol,  


ASTM Approves GEVO Additional Route to STJ Fuel (Ind. Report)
ASTM, GEVO
Date: 2018-04-02
Englewood, Colorado-based ethanol and isobutanol producer GEVO, Inc. is reporting an ASTM International Sub-Committee last week voted in favor of revising specification Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons (D7566) to include ethanol in addition to isobutanol and to increase the approved blend levels from 30 pct to 50 pct alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) when blended with petro-based jet fuel. These revisions will now go to the full ASTM International for final approval which is expected later this year.

GEVO's proprietary technology uses a combination of synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering to focus primarily on the production of isobutanol, as well as related products from renewable feedstocks. The company aims to commercialize bio-based alternatives to petroleum-based products. The company produces isobutanol, ethanol and high-value animal feed at its fermentation plant in Luverne, MN. GEVO has also developed technology to produce hydrocarbon products from renewable alcohols. Gevo currently operates a biorefinery in Silsbee, TX, in collaboration with South Hampton Resources Inc., to produce renewable jet fuel, octane, and ingredients for plastics like polyester. (Source: GEVO, StreetInsider, 2 April, 2018) Contact: GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com; ASTM International, (610) 832-9585, (877) 909-2782, www.astm.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News ASTM International,  GEVO,  Isobutanol,  alcohol-to-jet fuel,  


Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Refocuses (Ind. Report)
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
Date: 2018-02-19
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, reports it has embarked on a new mission develop sustainable alternatives to transportation fuels and products currently derived from petroleum.

GLBRC originally focused on corn stover ethanol production and developing perennial plants like switchgrass and miscanthus as biofuel feedstocks. Now, GLBRC goal is centered on designing advanced biofuels, such as isobutanol. These "drop-in" fuels could be used to replace gasoline without engine modification. By engineering bioenergy crops to enhance their environmental and economic value, and conducting research to generate multiple products from plant biomass, these advancements could optimize the bioenergy field-to-product pipeline.

GLBRC scientists and engineers are also improving the yield and processing traits of dedicated bioenergy crops for cultivation on marginal, or non-agricultural, land. With smart management, these crops have the potential to benefit the ecosystem, help mitigate climate change, and provide farmers with an additional source of revenue.

GLBRC is focused on enabling a new and different biorefinery, one that is both economically viable and environmentally sustainable. Realizing this goal will mean increasing the efficiency of biomass conversion and generating a mix of specialty biofuels and environmentally-friendly bioproducts, from as much of a plant's biomass as possible. One such discovery, breaks down lignin's six-carbon rings -- the "aromatics" -- into individual components. Traditionally sourced from petroleum, aromatics are used in a wide variety of products, including plastic soda bottles, Kevlar, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals, and are essential components of jet fuel. (Source: University of Wisconsin Madison, GLBRC, PR, 18 Feb., 2018) Contact: Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Tim Donohue, Dir., John Greenler, Dir. Outreach, (608) 890-2444, www.glbrc.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center,  University of Wisconsin Madison,  Biofuel,  Biochemical,  Ethanol,  Bioplastics,  


GEVO Inks Texas Isobutanol Right to Supply Agreement (Ind. Report)
GEVO,Muskat Corp
Date: 2018-02-09
Englewood, Colorado-based ethanol and isobutanol producer GEVO, Inc.reports it has inked an exclusive "right to sell" agreement with the Houston-Headquartered national fuel distributor Musket Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement,Musket sell GEVO's renewable isobutanol within a 300 mile radius of Houston, including Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Oklahoma, Louisiana and much of south and east Texas.

Houston is classified as a Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) market under Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.(Source: GEVO, Various Media, 8 February, 2018) Contact: Musket Corp., JP Fjeld-Hansen, VP, www.musketcorp.com; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO,  Isobutanol,  Biofuel,  Musket Corp,  


GE Aviation Testing with GEVO ATJ Jet Biofuel (Ind. Report)
GEVO
Date: 2017-12-22
As previously reported, Englewood, Colorado-based isobutanol producer GEVO, Inc. has announced that GE Aviation has begun jet engine combustor element testing with a jet fuel constituted 100 pct of company's renewable ATJ. The testing is part of the FAA's Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) initiative to support the advancement of new aircraft, engine know-hows, and to develop sustainable alternative jet fuels.

Bio-based hydrocarbon fuels exhibit similar performance features to commonly used petroleum-based fuels but with decreases in particulate matter and other air quality linked emissions. Certain bio-based jet fuels, like GEVO's ATJ, have the prospect to enhance performance, like offering increased energy density which turns into better mileage, according to GEVO.(Source: GEVO, GE Aviation, US Markets Daily, 20 Dec., 2017) Contact: GE Aviation, www.geaviation.com; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com; FAA CLEEN, www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=20994

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO,  GE Aviation,  Aviation Biofuel,  Jet Biofuel,  


GE Aviation Testing 100 pct GEVO ATJ Fuel (Ind. Report)
GEVO,GE Aviation,FAA
Date: 2017-12-13
Englewood, Colorado-based isobutanol producer GEVO, Inc. reports that GE Aviation has begun jet engine combustor component testing with 100 pct GEVO renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ). The testing is part of the FAA Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise Program, the agency's principal environmental effort to accelerate the development of new aircraft, engine technologies and sustainable alternative jet fuels.

This round of testing is specifically designed to enable the greater displacement of petroleum-based jet fuel by bio-based hydrocarbon fuels with similar performance characteristics to commonly used petroleum-based fuels, albeit with reductions in particulate matter and other air quality related emissions. Accoding to GEVO, its ATJ has the potential to improve performance by providing greater energy density which translates into better mileage.

Evandale, Ohio-based GE Aviation is a part of General Electric Company, and is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. (Source: GEVO, PR, 11 Dec., 2017) Contact: GE Aviation, www.geaviation.com; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News FAA,  GEVO,  Aviation Biofuel,  Isobutanol,  GE Aviation,  


GEVO, LANL Collaborate on Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel (Ind. Report)
Los Alamos National Laboratory , GEVO
Date: 2017-10-11
Englewood, Colorado-based ethanol and isobutanol producer GEVO, Inc. reports it is partnering with the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) on a project to improve the energy density of certain Gevo hydrocarbon products, such as its alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ), to meet product specifications for tactical fuels for specialized military applications such as RJ-4, RJ-6 and JP-10, which are currently purchased by the US Department of Defense (DoD). The DOE Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (ChemCatBio) funding is supporting the project.

Gevo and LANL are looking to develop a low-cost, catalytic technology that would be bolted-on to Gevo's existing isobutanol-to-hydrocarbons process to produce high energy density fuels (HEDFs). With the successful scale-up of this technology, it is believed that Gevo's HEDFs could be produced at a lower cost than the petroleum-based equivalent. If this project is successful in scaling HEDFs cost-effectively, there may be an even broader application in the general aviation sector, enabling higher energy density jet fuel that would provide superior mileage to traditional aviation fuels.

Gevo produces isobutanol, ethanol and high-value animal feed in Luverne, Minnesota, and has developed technology to produce hydrocarbon products from renewable alcohols. The company also operates a biorefinery in Silsbee, Texas, in collaboration with South Hampton Resources Inc., to produce renewable jet fuel, octane, and ingredients for plastics. (Source: GEVO, 9 Oct., 2017) Contact: Los Alamos National Laboratory, (505) 667-5061, www.lanl.gov; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Los Alamos National Laboratory ,  GEVO,  Alcohol Jet Fuel,  Isobutanol,  Ethanol,  Aviation Biofuel,  


GEVO to Supply Jet Biofuel to Virgin Australia (Ind. Report)
GEVO,Virgin
Date: 2017-10-04
Englewood, Colorado-headquartered isobutanol producer GEVO Inc. reports it will supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to the Virgin Australia Airlines in Brisbane, Australia, beginning this month.

The ATJ fuel will be blended into traditional jet fuel and supplied to flights departing Brisbane Airport, including Virgin Australia flights. Gevo will supply the ATJ from its hydrocarbon plant based in Silsbee, Texas. The ATJ is derived from isobutanol produced at its commercial isobutanol plant in Luverne, Minnesota. (Source: GEVO, Virgin Australia, NASDAQ, 3 Oct. 2017) Contact: Virgin Australia, John Borghetti, CEO, +61 7 3295 3000, www.virginaustralia.com; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO,  Virgin Airline,  Jet Biofuel,  Isobutanol,  


Praj, GEVO Partnering to Advance Isobutanol Tech (Ind. Report)
Praj Industries,GEVO
Date: 2017-08-07
Mumbai-headquartered Praj Industries Ltd. reports it will partner with Colorado-based isobutanol specialist GEVO to use GEVO's proprietary technology to process sugarcane juice and molasses under the terms of a Joint Development Agreement and a Development License Agreement dating from November 2015.

Praj to adapt GEVO's isobutanol technology to using non-corn based sugars and lignocellulose feedstocks. The aim is to develop a process design package that will be offered for commercialization to cane juice and molasses-based ethanol plants, as licensees of GEVO's isobutanol technology. Licensing is expected to be focused on Praj plants located in India, South America and South East Asia.

Praj is working to adapt GEVO's technology to Praj's second-generation bio-refineries, enabling the production of isobutanol from lignocellulosic biomass. Gevo is expected to be the primary off-taker, marketer and initial distributor for isobutanol produced from the plants built by Praj that use Gevo's isobutanol technology. (Source: Praj, GEVO, Others, Biofuels Int'l, 4 Aug., 2017)Contact: GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com; Praj Industries Ltd., +91 20 7180 2000 / 2294 1000, info@praj.net, www.praj.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Praj Industries,  GEVO,  Isobutanol ,  


GEVO, Praj Partnering to Advance Isobutanol Technology (Ind. Report)
Gevo,Praj
Date: 2017-07-26
Mumbai-headquartered Praj Industries Ltd. reports it will partner with Colorado-based isobutanol specialist GEVO to use GEVO's proprietary technology to process sugarcane juice and molasses under the terms of a Joint Development Agreement and a Development License Agreement dating from November 2015.

Praj to adapt GEVO's isobutanol technology to using non-corn based sugars and lignocellulose feedstocks. The aim is to develop a process design package that will be offered for commercialization to cane juice and molasses-based ethanol plants, as licensees of GEVO's isobutanol technology. Licensing is expected to be focused on Praj plants located in India, South America and South East Asia.

Praj is working to adapt GEVO's technology to Praj's second-generation bio-refineries, enabling the production of isobutanol from lignocellulosic biomass. Gevo is expected to be the primary off-taker, marketer and initial distributor for isobutanol produced from the plants built by Praj that use Gevo's isobutanol technology. (Source: Praj, GEVO, Others, Biofuels Int'l, 25 July, 2017)Contact: GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com; Praj Industries Ltd., +91 20 7180 2000 / 2294 1000, info@praj.net, www.praj.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Gevo,  Praj,  Isobutanol,  


GEVO Isobutanol OK'd for Arizona On-Road Vehicles (Ind. Report)
GEVO Inc
Date: 2017-05-24
Englewood, Colorado-headquartered isobutal and ethanol producer Gevo, Inc. is reporting that recently passed Arizona Bill HB2368 will allow Arizona gasoline stations to sell isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles, effective August 2017. GEVO's isobutanol was previously approved and is being sold for off-road applications such as boating, ATVs, motorcycles, lawn tractors and similar equipment.

According to GEVO, isobutanol is an ideal renewable gasoline blendstock because of its high energy content, high octane, low water solubility and low volatility. GEVO's isobutanol meets the ASTM 7862 specification that covers isobutanol blends with gasoline. (Source: GEVO, PR, 23 May, 2017)Contact: GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO,  Isobutanol,  Biochemical,  Biofuel,  


Bioenergy Projects Score DOE Small Business Voucher Support (Funding, Ind. Report)
GEVO,Cogent,
Date: 2017-04-28
Following on our April 26 coverage, the U.S. DOE reports it has awarded funding to the following bioenergy-biofuels projects through the DOE Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot program:

  • GEVO and Argonne National Laboratory have been awarded $200,000 to create a model that measures the synergistic and antagonistic relationship between gasoline and isobutanol, with the goal of creating a blending model that works over a variety of representative gasoline base fuel compositions.

  • Cogent and Idaho National Laboratory have been awarded $200,000 to work toward improving Cogent's small-scale gasifier which can be used to make electricity, liquid fuels, hydrogen and chemical precursors for distributed waste-to-energy applications and markets. The project aims to properly homogenize and size feedstock material so that it can be continuously fed into the gasifier and meet real-world feedstock processing requirements.

  • Kalion Inc. and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have been awarded $200,000 to reach full manufacturing scale production of glucaric acid and glucuronic acid by creating a manufacturing-ready production strain, and then scaling to generate an appropriate process.

  • Synvitrobio and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been awarded $200,000 to work toward development of cell-free based analytical tools to convert renewable biomass to higher-order chemicals mevalonate and vanillin.

    The SBV program facilitates access to DOE national labs for American small businesses, enabling them to tap into the intellectual and technical resources needed to overcome critical technology challenges for their advanced energy products, and gain a global competitive advantage, according to the DOE. (Source: US DOE SVB, 25 April, 2017) Contact: DOE Small Business Voucher Pilot Program, www.sbv.org; Synvitrobio Inc., https://synvitrobio.com; GEVO, Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com; Kalion Inc., www.kalioninc.com

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  • Butamax Snares Kansas-Based Nesika Energy Ethanol Plant (M&A)
    Butamax Advanced Biofuel,Nesika Energy
    Date: 2017-04-05
    Englewood, Colorado-based isobutanol specialist Butamax Advanced Biofuels, a 50/50 JV between BP and DuPont, is reporting acquisition of Nesika Energy and its ethanol facility in Scandia, Kansas. Butamax plans to add bio-isobutanol production capacity to the facility.

    A cost-effective alternative to isobutanol, bio-isobutanol can be blended with gasoline in higher concentrations than ethanol without compromising compatibility or performance. Blends of bio-isobutanol can also be transported along existing pipelines without the same water solubility issues as ethanol. (Source: Butamax, Biofuels Int'l, Others, 3 April, 2017) Contact: Butamax, Stuart Thomas, CEO, (302) 695-3216, www.butamax.com; Nesika Energy, (785) 335-2054, http://appleonedevelopment1.com

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    Gevo, HCS Ink Isooctane Supply Letter of Intent (Ind. Report)
    GEVO,Haltermann Carless
    Date: 2017-02-15
    US advanced biofuels company has announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with HCS Holding (HCS) to supply isooctane under a five-year offtake agreement.

    HCS is a manufacturer of specialty products and solutions in the hydrocarbons sector, operating under the brands Haltermann Carless, ETS Racing Fuels and EOS. Haltermann Carless, one of the oldest companies in the world of chemistry, is expected to be the direct customer with Gevo under the proposed offtake agreement.

    It is the intent of Gevo and HCS to establish further offtake arrangements for other products such as Gevo's alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) and isobutanol. HCS is expected to market and distribute Gevo's products globally on a non-exclusive basis. (Source: GEVO, 2017 February 13, 2017) Contact: GEVO Inc., Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com; Haltermann Carless, www.haltermann-carless.com

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    EPA Approves Pathway for GEVO Isobutanol as Advanced Biofuel (Ind. Report)
    GEVO Inc
    Date: 2017-01-18
    Englewwod, Colorado isobutanol producer GEVO, Inc. reports that the U.S. EPA has approved the pathway for isobutanol produced at the company's Luverne, Minnesota plant to be an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS).

    This is the first time that the EPA has approved a pathway for an advanced biofuel that uses starch from feed corn to produce an alcohol. With a partial substitution of fossil based energy sources that are currently used at Luverne with green energy sources, such as biogas, it should be possible for GEVO to achieve the 50 pct or greater greenhouse gas emissions reduction needed to claim the advanced D5 Renewable Identification Number (RIN), according to the pathway approval.

    GEVO’s isobutanol from feed corn starch currently generates D6 RINs, and with this approval could generate D5 RINs valued at approximately $1.00 versus approximately $0.75 for a D6 RIN. Isobutanol can be converted into renewable jet fuel and gasoline. Each of these products would also qualify for RINs. (Source: GEVO Inc., NASDAQ, 17 Jan., 2017) Contact: GEVO Inc., Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

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    Gevo Offers Luverne Plant Update (Ind. Report)
    GEVO Inc.
    Date: 2017-01-11
    Englewood, Colorado-headquartered isobutanol specialist GEVO, Inc. has provided the following update on the operations of its production facility in Luverne, Minn. for Q4, 2016. Key highlights for the quarter included:
  • The plant produced approximately 190,000 gallons of isobutanol, the highest quarterly production level in GEVO's history, representing an annualized rate of over 750,000 gpy;
  • Demonstrated an isobutanol fermentation production capacity of approximately 1.5 million gpy based on the results measured across the last 6 weeks of production in the quarter;
  • Produced a record number of batches in a quarter since switching the Luverne Plant to the Side-by-Side mode of production, achieving GEVO's targeted back-to-back 5-day turnaround batch times over much of the quarter;
  • Surpassed production cost targets, demonstrating variable costs of production of less than the targeted $3.00-3.50 per gallon1; and
  • Ethanol production continued to operate well in the SBS configuration of the plant, with 2.8 million gallons of ethanol produced in the quarter.

    For the year 2016, the volume of isobutanol production was approximately 440,000 gallons, below the previously announced estimate of approximately 500,000 gallons. The Luverne plant is presently offline for maintenance and upgrades but expected to be back online next week, according to a GEVO release. (Source: Gevo, PR, 9 Jan., 2017)Contact: GEVO Inc., Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

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  • GEVO Plans Reverse Spilt to Hold NASDAQ Listing (Ind. Report)
    GEVO
    Date: 2016-12-19
    Englewood, Colorado-based isobutanol and renewable chemicals maker Gevo, Inc. reports its its stockholders have approved an amendment to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation allowing a reverse stock split of the company's outstanding shares of common stock. This happened by a ratio of not less than one-for-two and not more than one-for-twenty at any time on or prior to 6 January 2017, with the exact ratio to be set at a whole number within this range by the Board of Directors in its sole discretion. The exact date of the split has not yet been determined. (Source: GEVO, Various Trade Media, 19 Dec., 2016) Contact: GEVO Inc., Pat Gruber, CEO, (303) 858-3358, info@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

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