Gevo Biofuel Produced in Luverne, Minn., Passes Army Helicopter Test
by David Shaffer (Star Tribune) Gevo Inc., which produces an alternative alcohol in a former ethanol plant in Luverne, Minn., said Monday that the Army has successfully flown a Black Hawk helicopter using a 50-50 blend of jet fuel and the company’s biofuel.
The fuel, isobutanol, was produced at the Luverne plant and converted to jet fuel at Gevo’s hydrocarbon processing plant in Silsbee, Texas. The test flight took place in Alabama last month, but its announcement was delayed while Gevo completed a $23 million secondary stock offering, the company’s general counsel, Brett Lund, said in an interview.
… Gevo also has contracts to sell jet fuel to the Navy and Air Force. In 2012, the Air Force flew an A-10 fighter jet using the same biofuel blend. READ MORE