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Heard on the Floor at the Bio World Congress: The Top Storylines from Day 2
July 26, 2017 – 9:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (T)te dialogue around advanced fuels has become about the actions of doers, rather than the aspirations of inventors.
3 Hot Newstories from the World Congress Floor
1. Praj-Gevo Going commercial with …

Gevo and Praj Link up to Push ahead with Isobutanol Technology
July 25, 2017 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  India-based bioethanol company Praj Industries will be working with US-based advanced biofuels company Gevo to use Gevo’s proprietary isobutanol technology to process sugarcane juice and molasses.
This follows on the back of Praj’s development …

BETO Announces Third Round of Small Business Vouchers Pilot
May 26, 2017 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is proud to announce five businesses that will collaborate with national labs as part of the third round of the Small …

Gevo’s Isobutanol Cleared for Use in On-Road Vehicles in Arizona
May 23, 2017 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Bill HB2368 Permits Isobutanol to be Used as a Fuel Additive for On-Road Vehicles  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that a bill recently signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will let gas stations …

Argonne National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory Receive Funding to Support the Blending of Gevo’s Isobutanol with Gasoline
May 12, 2017 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(Gevo)  Funding Being Provided Through Department of Energy’s Small Business Voucher Program —
Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) announced today that it was selected to collaborate with researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of …

Gevo Discusses Future Plans for Luverne Plant
May 10, 2017 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) … During an investor call, the company described plans to convert its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery to exclusively produce isobutanol and hydrocarbon products.

Gevo produced approximately 100,000 gallons of isobutanol at its …

The Fuels and Additives Market Adjusts Focus as Ethanol Repair Issues Become Less Prominent
May 2, 2017 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

by Brianna Liestman (Boating Industry)  … Issues related to tank compatibility with E10 have declined in the past years as many older systems and boats are being retired and replaced with new engines, which were built …

Energy Department Announces New National Laboratory Collaborations with 38 Small Businesses
April 28, 2017 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  At Earth Day Texas 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the 38 small businesses that will collaborate with national lab researchers through the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. SBV …

Skybound: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuels
April 28, 2017 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we hosted a webinar what is universally agreed to be the single largest new application of advanced industrial biotechnology — this is the Big Kahuna, or sustainable aviation fuel. Sustainability …

The 4C-able Future: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Butanol and Other 4C Molecules
April 26, 2017 – 11:09 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In our March Madness webinar series, a popular entry has been the session on “butanol and other 4C molecules: prospects and progress”. We looked at a number of companies in …

BP and DuPont’s Bio-Isobutanol Joint Venture, Butamax, Acquires Ethanol Facility in Kansas
April 3, 2017 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Butamax Advanced Biofuels, a 50/50 joint venture between BP and DuPont, has announced the acquisition of Nesika Energy and its ethanol facility in Scandia, Kansas. Butamax will now start engineering work to add …

Ground Delay: Where Are the Sustainable Aviation Fuels?
February 21, 2017 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (S)omething less than $200 million has been so far positively and affordably earmarked by lenders to revolutionize the entire supply chain of US air transportation fuels. Which is to say, …

AY-YI YI-YA AAAY, Gevo Just Can’t Stop Dancin’
February 16, 2017 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But there’s something so cool in that technology that we can’t take our eyes off the company and its progress, even though looking at the balance sheet can feel like watching …

EPA Approves Pathway for Isobutanol as an Advanced Biofuel Provides Route for Gevo to Generate Potentially More Valuable D5 RINs at Luverne
January 18, 2017 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Gevo)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has approved the pathway for isobutanol produced at Gevo’s Luverne, MN plant to be an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program …

We Really Do Mean “Drop-in”: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo
December 12, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol plants to produce isobutanol, a four carbon alcohol which serves as a hydrocarbon platform molecule. …

Forest-Powered Flight Heads to Washington, D.C.
November 14, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Alaska Airlines/PR Newswire)  First of its kind renewable biofuel made from residual wood used by Alaska Airlines  —  Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, …

Gevo Enters On-Road Automobile Gasoline Market in Houston
November 14, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(GEVO)  Expands on Previously Announced Partnership with Musket Corporation  —  Gevo, Inc.(NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that gasoline blended with its isobutanol and marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area. …

Biofuel and the Importance in the Renewable Energy Industry
November 10, 2016 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

(FinancialBuzz.com/PR Newswire)  Renewable energy is on the rise. Innovation, falling costs and major operation expansion in emerging economies are all factors that are expected to contribute for major growth. According to a research conducted by …

Havasu Gas Station Introduces New Biofuel
October 13, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Brandon Messick (Today’s News-Herald)  A Lake Havasu City gas station may be the first in the nation to offer a new form of ethanol-free biofuel.

Campbell Cove 1-Stop is now offering isobutanol – a corn-derived …

Gevo Produces First Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel Specified for Use on Commercial Airline Flights–Alaska Airlines to Fly First Commercial Flight with Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel in ‘Next Few Months’
October 12, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that it has completed production of the world’s first cellulosic renewable jet fuel that is specified for commercial flights.  Gevo successfully adapted its patented technologies to convert cellulosic …

Centre to Invest 15 Thousand Crore to Expand Panipat Refinery
October 12, 2016 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(Times of India)  The Union government will invest Rs 15,000 crore to increase the capacity of Panipat oil refinery in Haryana from existing 15 million tonnes (MT) to 25 MT to raise quality of fuel …

Isobutanol: A New Product from Revamped Ethanol Plants
September 29, 2016 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Jess Hewitt and Kapil S Lokare (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)   … Now, there is also competition for production between renewable fuels. Ethanol plants can produce fuel ethanol but they can also be retrofitted or …

Gevo, Lufthansa Rock Markets with Renewable Jet Fuel Deal
September 9, 2016 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Gevo has entered into a heads of agreement with Lufthansa to supply Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel from its first commercial hydrocarbon facility, intended to be built in Luverne, MN. …

Welcome to Aviation Biofuels Math Class with Mr. Mercutio
August 31, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you were reading BBC’s coverage of the aviation biofuels space yesterday, you would have seen the provocative headline:
Wood fuel plan to cut plane CO2 branded as ‘pipe dream’
Then would …

Where’s Butanol, or Other Substitutes for Gasoline besides Ethanol?
August 26, 2016 – 9:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Is there some fundamental reason that the automotive biofuels people haven’t shifted to butanol or iso-butanol or some other compound that would be more compatible with gasoline and the present …

Gevo Heads out to Sea: A Clever Escape into Marine Biofuels, or a Watery Grave ahead?
August 11, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Gevo says: We’re staking our near-term prospects on marine biofuels.  Investors hear: We’re underwater.
Gevo says: Timing delay in our isobutanol gallonage, took longer to get the fixes implemented, we’ll make …

Advance Australia Air: Byogy Steps up in Australia in Drive for Low-Carbon Jet Fuels
July 5, 2016 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Australia comes the news that the country’s former Federal Resources and Energy Minister, Martin Ferguson, is now the chairman of the advisory board for Byogy Renewables, the California-based alcohol-to-jet …

Global Bioenergies Obtains a EU400,000 Grant from the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) to Produce Renewable Gasoline Additives – Audi Will Use These for Engine Testing
July 5, 2016 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies announces today that its German subsidiary, Global Bioenergies GmbH, secured a €400.000 grant from the BMBF (the German federal ministry for research and education) to finance a 14 month-project aimed at …

The Gas-to-Isobutanol Gambit: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Intrexon
June 30, 2016 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Intrexon’s proprietary methanotroph bioconversion platform has the potential to transform the gas-to-liquids industry through use of optimized microbial cell lines to convert natural gas into higher carbon compounds such as …

Intrexon: Will Its GTL Business Arrive in 2018?
June 30, 2016 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The indictment was handed down this week in The Motley Fool, which averred:  While investors have been told to expect the natural gas-to-fuels platform to be commercialized by 2018, real-world indicators …

Gevo Turns to Marine, Off-Road Markets With Latest Biofuel Deal
June 17, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Carleton English (The Street)  The Colorado biofuels company announced a partnership with Musket Corp. a week after a similar collaboration with Alaska Air.  —  … The Colorado-based biofuels company announced that it partnered with Musket …

Why is ATJ Renewable Jet Fuel Rockin’ It?
June 15, 2016 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  There are many pathways from biomass to jet — right now, the hottest is ATJ, or alcohol to jet. In the case of Gevo, they want to convert first-gen …

Alaska Airlines Pioneers Use of Corn-Based Biofuel on Two Jet Flights
June 8, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(Q13Fox.com)  Alaska airlines made aviation history today, when it flew two planes partially fueled by “biofuel” made from fermented corn. The airline fueled up two jets at Sea-Tac Airport. One headed south, to San Francisco, the other …

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe
May 20, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the mid-2000s. According to preliminary statistics from SPBI, the share of renewable energy in the road …

Baseball, the Trade Deadline, and the Industrial Bioeconomy
May 17, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Some teams are sellers. They reduce costs, go lean, and hunker down in a case of “wait’ll next year”.
In industrial biotechnology, the calendar tells us it’s May but it might …

Fifth Bio-based Jet Fuel Approved by FAA
April 27, 2016 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Curt Epstein (AIN Online)  The FAA recently approved a new, alternative bio-based jet fuel that meets ASTM International standards. Known as Alcohol to Jet Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (ATJ-SPK), the new aviation fuel is created …

The RITE Bioprocess: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Green Earth Institute
April 25, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Earth Institute Co., Ltd. is focused on producing carbon-neutral biofuels and green chemicals derived from non-food biomass, such as leaves and stems of plants, instead of using food and …

Gevo’s Alcohol to Jet Fuel Clears Key ASTM Hurdle
April 4, 2016 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  First commercial test flight with Alaska Airlines comes closer
In Colorado, ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants and Subcommittee D02.J on Aviation Fuel passed a concurrent …

Gevo Restarts Production of Isobutanol in March 2016 Following Completion of Capital Projects
April 4, 2016 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc.(NASDAQ:GEVO) today announced financial results for the three months endedDecember 31, 2015. Key highlights for Gevo included:

Gevo restarted the production of isobutanol at its production facility in Luverne, Minnesota following the completion of capital …

Lab Creates New Biofuels to Expand Alternative Energy Sources
March 29, 2016 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

by Allison Ong (Daily Bruin)  … UCLA researchers have been using bacteria, microscopic organisms responsible for disease and digestion, to convert living matter into liquid fuel. (Paul) Lin, a chemical engineering graduate student, is one of …

Gevo Signs Licensing and Joint Development Agreements With Porta
February 26, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(GEVO)  Gevo and Porta Are Targeting the Construction of at Least Four Isobutanol Plants in Argentina; First Plant to be Wholly Owned by Porta, With a Targeted Production Capacity of Up to Five Million Gallons …

The Latest in Gevolution
February 3, 2016 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Meanwhile, Praj and Gevo announced a monster hook-up here for converting ethanol distilleries to isobutanol.
Here’s the structure: Praj would be the customer-facing entity marketing Gevo’s isobutanol technology to Praj’s existing …

Advances in Racing Fuels
February 3, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Gulf Racing Fuels becomes the Official Fuel of MSR Houston Race Track.  MSR Houston is a private membership country club race track. Gevo, is supplying Gulf the bio-isobutanol produced at Gevo’s …

4 Advanced Biofuel Plants for Argentina as Porta, Gevo Announce Deal
February 3, 2016 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Gevo and Porta are targeting the construction of at least four isobutanol plants in Argentina; first plant to be wholly owned by Porta, with a targeted production capacity of up to …

Where Is Sports Car Green Racing in 2016?
January 28, 2016 – 9:04 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) This weekend the 49th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona kicks off the American sports car racing season. It promises to be one of the best with the brand …

Bob Kozak Writes about Green Racing Developments from The Roar B4 the Rolex 24 in Daytona
January 8, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) Ed note: Here are some initial notes from Bob Kozak, covering green racing developments at the Daytona International Speedway’s Roar before the Rolex 24.  Sounds like we are …

Gevo to Supply Biofuel for Alaska Airlines Commercial Flight
January 8, 2016 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Steve Wilhelm (Denver Business Journal)  Alaska Airlines says it will will partner with Gevo Inc., a leading maker of plant-based jet fuel, as the Seattle-based airline progresses from previous demonstration flights using Gevo’s aviation …

Alcohol to Renewable Jet Fuel: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Gevo’s ATJ
December 17, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Alcohol-to-jet. Several are working on it – Byogy, for example, and Vertimass, Virent and LanzaTech. But Gevo has been working through the rigorous ASTM process for six years, which includes …

First Commercial! Construction Underway in Minnesota for Green Biologics
December 4, 2015 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  In Minnesota, construction is now underway at the Green Biologics bio-based n-butanol and acetone manufacturing facility in Little Falls, MN. The existing manufacturing site, formerly known as The Central …

Will Boaters Make Gevo Rock?
November 11, 2015 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Despite a signature partnership with Praj, Gevo’s short-term future looks strongest at the marina, where blockbuster economics apply.

So, a pretty good deal for both. Gevo potentially gets some new customers …

Methane-Munching Platform Microbe: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Intrexon Energy
November 10, 2015 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Intrexon’s proprietary methanotroph bioconversion platform has the potential to transform the gas-to-liquids (GTL) industry through use of optimized microbial cell lines to convert natural gas into higher carbon compounds such …

Gevo Targets Marine Market, Cuts to Isobutanol Production Cost
November 9, 2015 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Based on the clarity provided by the resolution of the lawsuits, and based on the most recent results of the isobutanol fermentation campaigns conducted at the company’s production plant in …

To Be, or Not to Be…Butanol and The Case of a Global Sustainable Society
October 15, 2015 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Dr Kapil S Lokare (Biofuels Digest/Emerging Technologies Division of Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.)  … Globally it has been recognized that there is an urgent need to create paradigm shifting disruptive technology that would help sustain individual …

The Isooctene Revolution, Redux: The Digest’s Updated 2015 8-Slide Guide to Gevo
October 2, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol plants to produce isobutanol, a four carbon alcohol which serves as a hydrocarbon platform molecule. …

Global Bio-based Butanol Market 2015-2019 – Key Vendors are Butalco, Butamax, Cobalt, Gevo, Green Biologics, Laxmi Organic Industries, Novozymes, Syntec Biofuel & ZeoChem
September 23, 2015 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

(PR Newswire/Research and Markets)  Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the“Global Bio-based Butanol Market 2015-2019” report to their offering.
The global bio-based butanol market to grow at a CAGR of 9.27% over the period …

Gevo Reports First Marina Sales of Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline
September 4, 2015 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(Gevo/Biomass Magazine)  Gevo Inc. has announced that Harbor Marina at Lake Pomme de Terre in Missouri is the first U.S. marina to sell gasoline blended with Gevo’s renewable isobutanol at the pump.
Introduction of the initial …

That Sleeper Low-Carbon Fuel Market: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Renewable Marine Fuels
September 4, 2015 – 9:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In many cases, customers are looking for ethanol free gasoline for a “boat, truck, RV, plane, farm equipment, snowblower, hotrod or motorcycle”, based on concerns over corrosion, engine wear, and performance …

Calling Captain E0: Can Renewable Isobutanol Beat out Ethanol-Free Gasoline in the Powerboat Sector?
September 4, 2015 – 9:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  E-Zero – ethanol-free gas, has been popular with boaters, but here comes isobutanol, with Gevo leading the pack.  Are the economics a slam-dunk? Here’s the hard data.
One of the more interesting trends …

Top 10 Low Carbon Fuels Made from Greenhouse Gases All Around You
September 2, 2015 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  No fossil fuel, no biomass, low carbon, no kidding. —  …  The top 10 new technologies.
Note: Some amazing technologies such as Industrial Microbes, Trelys, Kiverdi and Mango Materials fell outside the …

Butamax, Gevo Settle, Will Work Together on Market Development
August 24, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Butamax/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Gevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a joint venture between BP and DuPont, announced that they have entered into worldwide patent cross-license and settlement agreements, ending a patent dispute related to …

7 Blendwall Busters
August 19, 2015 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are the infrastructure hold-ups with renewable fuels? What are 7 Blend Wall Busters that can get renewable fuels back into high gear? … Between 13.5 billion gallons and the 36 …

BESC Creates Microbe that Bolsters Isobutanol Production
August 17, 2015 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory)  Another barrier to commercially viable biofuels from sources other than corn has fallen with the engineering of a microbe that improves isobutanol yields by a factor of 10.
The finding of the …

Gevo’s Losses Narrow, Revenue up 15% as Courts Issue Favorable Ruling in Betamax vs Gevo Patent Cases
August 5, 2015 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The increase in revenue during 2015 is primarily a result of the production and sale of approximately $8.0 million of ethanol, isobutanol and distiller’s grains at the Luverne plant. Hydrocarbon …

Gevo Announces First Pump Sales of Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline at Express Lube Service Station in Texas
July 31, 2015 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(GEVO)  Sales Focused at Owners of Boats, Outdoor Equipment and Off-Road Vehicles — Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), has announced that Express Lube of Fredericksburg, Texas, is the first U.S. service station to sell gasoline blended with Gevo’s …

Industry’s Withering Critique of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Proposals for 2014, 2015, 2016: The Digested Version
July 31, 2015 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Heard dire comments like “POET expects to stop all future U.S. cellulosic investments if EPA’s proposed base renewable fuel requirements are not strengthened.”  Want to understand the substantive concerns on …

NMMA Endorses Use of Gevo’s Isobutanol in Marine Fuel Market
June 19, 2015 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Biomass Magazine)  Gevo Inc. has received a key endorsement for the use of its renewable isobutanol by the marine industry, following support and recommendation for the use of isobutanol by the National Marine Manufacturers Association …

Ethanol and Butanol: Symbiotic Partners for a Modern Fuel
June 11, 2015 – 9:43 am | No Comment

by Bill Brandon and  Richard Ezike (Biofuels Digest)  The debate touting butanol over ethanol as a ‘better’ fuel component has gone on for quite some time in biofuel circles. Those who support butanol point to …

Renewable Isobutanol: It’s Time for a Truce
May 19, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by James Evangelow (Chemical Strategies) & Sam Nejame (Promotum) (Biofuels Digest)  If an advertising professional were writing the copy, renewable isobutanol would be called “The new and improved ethanol”. It overcomes essentially all the major deficiencies of …

Alaska Airlines, Gevo to Demonstrate Renewable Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel in Upcoming Flight
May 8, 2015 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Alaska Airlines ups the ante in the search for sustainable, affordable jet fuels.  In Colorado, Gevo and Alaska Airlines announced a strategic alliance to purchase Gevo’s renewable jet fuel and fly …

Gevo Sells Renewable Jet Fuel to NASA
April 7, 2015 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Biomass Magazine)  Gevo Inc. has announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has purchased Gevo’s renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) for aviation use at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Gevo’s ATJ is …

More Gevolution
April 3, 2015 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The results from Gevo’s 4th quarter are in, and a worth a look-see, not only for fans of isobutanol and its prospects.  Also for a look at how this member of …

Biofuels Maker Gevo Boosts Revenue; CEO See Profit within Reach
March 27, 2015 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Mark Harden (Denver Business Journal)  Colorado biofuels company Gevo Inc. reports sharply higher revenue and narrower losses in both the fourth quarter and full-year 2014.
And in an earnings call with analysts late Thursday, Gevo’s CEO, …

Marine Industry Consortium Confirms Positive Test Results Using Gevo’s Isobutanol in Boat Engines
February 16, 2015 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

(Gevo) Tests Demonstrate That Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline Meets Performance Requirements of the Multi-Billion Gallon Marine Fuel Market
A consortium of leading organizations from the recreational marine industry has completed more than four years of testing Gevo’s (Nasdaq:GEVO) renewable …

“Wrong-Way Obama” Scores One for the Oilcos with Renewable Fuels Policy
February 6, 2015 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Eight years after then-Senator Obama co-sponsored a bill in Congress calling for a 60 billion gallon biofuels target, President Obama’s EPA slashes the Renewable Fuel Standard targets to wimpy levels, …

Gevo Partners with Brenntag for Bio-Isobutanol Sale
January 14, 2015 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Doris de Guzman (Green Chemicals Blog)  Gevo announced it has launched sales of renewable isobutanol to Brenntag Canada Inc. (Brenntag Canada), a member of the Brenntag group companies for distribution into the solvents, oil & …

Gevo Issues Plant Update, Transfers Common Stock Listing
January 9, 2015 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Jan. 8, Gevo Inc. issued an update of operations at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant, reporting that the facility produced more than 50,000 gallons of biobased isobutanol in December. The …

U.S. Navy Flies Supersonic With Gevo ATJ
December 29, 2014 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

(Gevo)  Multiple Test Flights Conducted on F/A-18 “Hornet” Using a 50/50 ATJ Blend
The U.S. Navy, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), and Gevo, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEVO), the world’s only commercial producer of renewable isobutanol, announced today the …

Gevo Signs Letter of Intent With Highlands EnviroFuels to License Isobutanol Technology for Florida Plant
November 25, 2014 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(Gevo)  Plant to Convert Sugar Cane and Sweet Sorghum to 20-25 Million Gallons Per Year of Isobutanol
Gevo, Inc.(Nasdaq:GEVO), the world’s only commercial producer of renewable isobutanol, announced today that Highlands EnviroFuels, LLC (“Highlands”) has signed …

Gevo Finds a Way
November 14, 2014 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Like Rocky Balboa, no matter how many punches they take, Gevo just won’t fall over.  In fact, the company’s prospects have brightened considerably in recent months — is the company …

Gevo Boosts Revs in Q2, but Losses Widen; Aims for Break-Even at Luverne by Year End
August 21, 2014 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The increase in revenue during 2014 is primarily a result of the production and sale of ethanol and distiller’s grains of $5.5 million following the transition of the Luverne …

Intrexon Makes Farnesene from Methane: Hot Route to Low-Cost Jet Fuels and Diesels?
July 1, 2014 – 10:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Second Product of Intrexon’s Proprietary Bioconversion Platform Following Isobutanol  Who’s happy, who’s bumming — and how far along is the work, really? The Digest looks at Intrexon’s breakthrough.  Gas-to-Liquids approach …

All-Renewable Plastic Bottles Creep Closer: Gevo Shipping Renewable PX to Toray
June 2, 2014 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Major step towards stable commercial supply chain for 100% renewable plastic bottling; big step forward for Gevo’s Silsbee operations in paraxylene, jet fuel and iso-octane.
From Colorado, news has arrived that …

“But I Won’t Cry for Yesterday”: The Re-Making of the US Ethanol Industry
May 22, 2014 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The migration from first-gen to next-gen biofuels is becoming less ‘Invisible’ — and the new landscape is not, by anyone’s estimation, an ‘Ordinary World’.   If Aemetis’ latest earnings hadn’t rocked …

Gevolution 2014: Gevo’s Forward Progress, and Some Side-by-Side
March 28, 2014 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Gevo reports its 4Q results and adds back some ethanol production, we look at the short-term gains and the long-term implications.   Why ethanol, why now — what’s the latest …

The Digest’s Bioeconomy Achievement Awards for 2013-14
January 3, 2014 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Beta Renewables, Abengoa, Enerkem, Proterro among the winners for Project of the Year — as residues and waste are keys to the big wins.  For Fuel of the Year, Renewable …

Gevo Biofuel Produced in Luverne, Minn., Passes Army Helicopter Test
December 26, 2013 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

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 …

Bio-Isobutanol Wins Key Thumbs-up from Underwriters Labs
December 23, 2013 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Illinois, Underwriters Laboratories announced a joint research program has determined that gasoline fuel storage and dispensing equipment meeting latest UL standards can safely and successfully use blends of up …

The Four Horsemen of the Financials: Gevo, Solazyme, Amyris Report for Q3
November 7, 2013 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In years gone by, it was not too hard to write up a summary of Gevo, Solazyme and Amyris — all aimed at fuels, all in the development stage, all …

Isobutanol to the Rescue
October 29, 2013 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Chris Hanson (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Coast Guard is testing isobutanol gasoline blends in its marine engines.
Since its founding in 1790 as the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, the U.S. Coast Guard has had a …

ASTM Publishes D7862 Standard for Butanol
October 10, 2013 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Sue Retka Schill (Biomass Magazine)  Butanol has a new ASTM International standard, intended for blends with gasoline at 1 to 12.5 percent volumes to be used as an automotive spark-ignition engine fuel. ASTM D7862 …

Butamax and Highwater Ethanol Break Ground on Biobutanol Retrofit Project Including Installation of Novel Corn Oil Separation Technology
October 3, 2013 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

(GlobeNewsWire)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels LLC, the leading biobutanol technology company, and Highwater Ethanol LLC, a leading producer of first generation ethanol, have begun to retrofit Highwater’s ethanol plant in Lamberton, Minnesota for the production of …

Gevo Opens Biorefinery for Fully Renewable Paraxylene
August 29, 2013 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (BioInvest Digest)  What does the Gevo complex in Texas mean for jet fuel, for renewable clear plastic bottles…and for the Gevo investor?   In Texas, Gevo held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its …

Michael Bennet, United States Senator for Colorado, Visits Gevo, Advocates for Renewable Fuels and Chemicals
August 26, 2013 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/Gevo)  United States Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado toured and met with Gevo, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEVO) today to discuss the importance of renewable fuels and chemicals for Colorado and the U.S. economy.
Senator Bennet met with …

Bacteria and Fungi Together: A Biofuel Dream Team?
August 20, 2013 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Erin Brodwin (Scientific American)  A group of researchers enlist fungi and E. coli to make the first biofuel of its kind
… The team took Trichoderma reesei, a fungi widely known for its ability to efficiently decompose the non-edible …

Gevo Supplies U.S. Coast Guard With Isobutanol-Blended Gasoline
July 26, 2013 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(MarketWatch/Gevo)  Fuel to be Used for Testing in Marine Engine Applications
Gevo, Inc., has begun supplying the U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center with initial quantities of finished 16.1% renewable isobutanol-blended gasoline for engine testing.
“Gevo’s proprietary isobutanol-blended …

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects – Where Do They Stand?
July 22, 2013 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   Advanced biofuels – mirage or reality? In January we wrote: “When these 12 projects open for business (or not) in 2013, you’ll know for sure.”  So, what do we know?

We …

Doing it in the Dark: Fuel from Thin Air, and beyond Light
May 23, 2013 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Beyond biomass, beyond fossil fuels, beyond light itself.   And now, the direct production of drop-in biofuel blendstocks. All available from a microbial “cow”.
This week in California, a research team from …

Gevo vs Butamax: Butamax Heads for Appeal after Court Setback
March 21, 2013 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …To Gevo, Butamax we now attend, 

And their legal record, we now amend.
The Federal judge overseeing the complex patent infringement litigation between Gevo and Butamax has issued a series of pre-trial …

Recent Advancements in Various Steps of Ethanol, Butanol, and Isobutanol Productions from Woody Materials
March 12, 2013 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Pedram Fatehi (Biotechnology Progress)  In this review, the recent advancements and technical challenges associated with the production of ethanol, butanol, and isobutanol via bioconversion routes from celluloses of woody materials are reviewed. Physicochemical processes, e.g. …

Engineered Yeast Makes More Biofuels
February 21, 2013 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Helen Tunnicliffe (TCE Today)  Moving process to mitochondria ups production 260%
Chemical engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have engineered yeast to increase production of isobutanol, a promising biofuel, by 260%.
Isobutanol, a heavy alcohol, contains more …

A Look at DuPont Biofuel’s Work on Cellulosic Ethanol and Butanol
January 11, 2013 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Consumer Energy Report) …DuPont is currently engaged in two major projects to commercialize advanced biofuels.
The first is a 30 million gallon per year corn stover-fed facility in Nevada, Iowa. DuPont  has been working on …

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects for 2013
January 1, 2013 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A long war of opinion has been waged for years between advanced biofuels’ detractors and supporters.  Mirage or reality? Completion of 6 key projects 2012 decided much of the debate. …

Dyson Racing to Run Flybrid KERS Hybrid System
September 13, 2012 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

(Dyson Racing)  The corollaries that racing is always pushing the boundaries of technology and Dyson Racing never stands still meet this weekend at the American Le Mans Series VIR 240.  The defending series champions will …

Advanced Biofuels Companies Showcase Progress
September 13, 2012 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Colleen Lerro  (BIO)  Wednesday at the National Press Club, several advanced biofuels companies joined BIO to showcase the progress the industry has made in recent years.
U.S. companies have worked to rapidly scale up advanced …

Teaching a Microbe to Make Fuel
August 30, 2012 – 9:36 pm | No Comment

by David L. Chandler (MIT News)   Genetically modified organism could turn carbon dioxide or waste products into a gasoline-compatible transportation fuel.
A humble soil bacterium called Ralstonia eutrophahas a natural tendency, whenever it is stressed, to stop …

Bioengineered Bacteria Pump Out Fuel for Cars
August 27, 2012 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

(Innovation News Daily)  A humble soil bacteria has become a genetically engineered factory capable of making fuel for cars. But the project still has to get out of the lab and scale up to industrial-size production.
The MIT project aims …

Minnesota: The Bioeconomy’s “Get it Done, Make it Happen State”
August 27, 2012 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …You see, other states can match Minnesota for its wealth of agricultural and forest resources (though ample they are), or its foundational base in agriculture and energy (via giants like …

Ethanol Biorefining Innovations
August 22, 2012 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …Steve McNinch with Western Plains Energy said his company is looking at how to move into the advanced biofuels category of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). The biorenfinery, which produces ethanol …

Butamax Granted Biobutanol DHAD Enzyme Patent 8,241,878; Files Additional Lawsuit against Gevo for Patent Infringement
August 15, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(Butamax)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, announced today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Butamax™ Patent Number 8,241,878. This patent provides early protection for high activity enzymes that perform a key …

Court: Gevo Again Free to Sell Isobutanol into Auto Fuels Market
August 14, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A little more than a month after a temporary court order prohibited Gevo from selling bio-isobutanol into the automotive fuels market, the company announced Aug. 13 that the order …

Cobalt, Rhodia Ink Joint Development Deal for Biobutanol Demonstration Plant in Brazil
August 8, 2012 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Cobalt Technologies and Rhodia announced they will begin joint development and operation of a biobutanol demonstration facility in Brazil. The Cobalt/Rhodia plant will utilize sugarcane bagasse to make …

Butamax and Gevo: Bio’s Montagues and Capulets Get It On, and On, and On
April 17, 2012 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here’s a 2-Minute Guide to all the Gevo and Butamax hollerin’, and how to separate the alcohol from the folderol.
In case it has escaped your attention, Butamax is suing Gevo …

USPTO Director Issues Final Decision Denying Gevo Reexamination Petition; Second Request for Reexamination Granted in Error
March 7, 2012 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Butamax)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the leading biobutanol technology company, commented on two rulings issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in response to Gevo’s repeated requests to reexamine Butamax Patent 7,851,188 …

Butamax Expands Robust Isobutanol Patent Portfolio
March 6, 2012 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Butamax Patent Number 8,129,162  which provides Butamax with optimal key capability for the …

US Ethanol Industry Re-tools As Biofuels Struggle To Scale Post-IPO
March 5, 2012 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Felicity Carus (Aol Energy)  Now that almost all the gasoline in the United States is blended with up to 10% ethanol, producers are looking to export markets and refiners are looking at retooling strategies …

Gevo Rises as Production Plans Spur ‘Relief Rally,’ Analyst Says
March 1, 2012 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Herndon  (Bloomberg)  Gevo Inc. (GEVO), the U.S. biotechnology company backed by oil refiner Total SA (FP) and specialty chemicals maker Lanxess AG (LXS), rose the most in two weeks after saying it expects to begin shipments in July, …

The Litmus Test: 8 Projects for 2012 Will Test Perceptions, Reality for Advanced Biofuels
January 12, 2012 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …First commercial projects from newly-minted public companies Solazyme, Gevo and KiOR. Two trash-to-biofuels projects from INEOS Bio and Enerkem, located in Florida and Alberta. Europe’s largest biosuccinic acid project, scheduled …

USPTO to Re-Examine One Butamax Patent in Gevo-Butamax Dispute
November 29, 2011 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Megan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Gevo Inc. announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is reconsidering a patent issued in August to Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC for a fuel additive. Gevo claims that, “substantial …

Testing Demonstrates Gevo’s Isobutanol-Gasoline Blend is Superior to E15 Fuel for Boaters
November 28, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Gevo)  The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) just released a report evaluating isobutanol, provided by Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), that shows great promise for it as a petroleum blendstock for the boating industry. Over the summer, NMMA conducted two …

Mazda Showcases Grand Ideas in Small Cars at 2011 SEMA Show With “Green” Roadster and Tiny Turbo
November 1, 2011 – 7:51 am | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Mazda)  North American Operations (MNAO) is known for its Zoom-Zoom dynamism, which is evident in the brand’s lineup of distinct design and divine drivability, and brings to this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) …

Gevo Supplied Isobutanol-Gasoline Blend Runs Well in Small Engines
October 31, 2011 – 10:10 am | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Gevo)  Briggs & Stratton Tests Show None of the Engine Compatibility Issues of Ethanol
In side by side performance, durability and emissions testing of small engines, gasoline blended with isobutanol performed better than blends using ethanol. …

Gevo Awarded Contract to Supply Jet Fuel to U.S. Air Force
September 30, 2011 – 7:56 am | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Yahoo!Finance)  Air Force Purchase is for Jet Engine Testing and Feasibility Flight Demonstration
Gevo, Inc., a leading renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, received a $5 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) …

Gevo, the Panicked Investor, and the Aviation Fuels Opportunity
September 30, 2011 – 7:29 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  30 billion gallons of aviation fuels demand, and Gevo’s got a technology to produce it, using retrofitted ethanol plants, and a path to fueling planes at parity with conventional jet …

Gevo and Mansfield Oil Company Sign Commercial Off-Take and Strategic Alliance Agreements
September 10, 2011 – 9:01 am | No Comment

(Gevo)  Company’s second definitive commercial off-take agreement expands reach into the fuel sector
Gevo, Inc., a leading renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, has entered into a strategic marketing alliance with Mansfield Oil Company (“Mansfield”), to …

Mid-Ohio: Guy`s Second Pole for 2011
August 6, 2011 – 10:28 am | No Comment

(Dyson Racing)  At the last American Le Mans Series race at Mosport two weeks ago, Guy Smith commented that he is enjoying his driving more than ever. It shows. The defending winners of last year’s …

Gevo Enters into Joint Venture with Redfield Energy to Retrofit Plant for Isobutanol
June 17, 2011 – 6:27 am | No Comment

(Gevo)  Brings Company Closer to Achieving 2015 Production Goal of 350 MGPY of Isobutanol
Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Gevo Development, LLC, has entered into a joint …

Isobutanol- A Renewable Solution for the Transportation Fuels Value Chain
June 3, 2011 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(OPIS)  OPIS has posted a brand-new FREE white paper “Isobutanol- A Renewable Solution for the Transportation Fuels Value Chain”.
Written and sponsored by Gevo Transportation Fuels, this white paper details the increased demand for a clean, …

Gevo and Mustang Sign Agreement for Bio-Jet Fuel
April 29, 2011 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

(Gevo)  Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, today announced it has signed an engineering and consulting agreement with Mustang Engineering, LP (Mustang) to convert Gevo’s renewable isobutanol to bio-jet fuel. This effort …

Gevo: The Owner’s Manual
April 11, 2011 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The Gevo GIFT system – three innovations in one First, its magic bug that indeed, produces isobutanol at a far higher rate, yield and concentration than traditional yeasts. Second, an …

The Band Wagon: Investors, First Gen Biofuels, Oil Companies Join the Advanced Biofuels Parade
April 5, 2011 – 9:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “Coming out of graduate school at MIT in the late 1990s,” Biofuel Energy CEO Scott Pearce recalls, “everyone was flooding into technology companies, dot coms, and I went back into …

Why Make a $2 Fuel When You Can Make a $5 Chemical” – Cobalt CEO Rick Wilson
March 16, 2011 – 8:35 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   …“I’m not saying that any of the companies, including us, should not be pursuing fuels. The markets are huge and the molecules work. But the country has got all …

Ethanol Plant Is Switching to Butanol
March 11, 2011 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Matthew L. Wald (New York Times)  High oil prices are generally bad news for American companies, but one, Gevo of Englewood, Colo., says that $100-a-barrel oil is opening up a niche.
The company bought a factory …

Gevo Raises $107 Million in IPO; Solazyme Next? Butamax Boogieing to Brazil?
February 10, 2011 – 5:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Highlights from the road show, according to our Digest spies. The company (Gevo) is touting that it will cost $40-45 million for each conversion of an existing ethanol facility to …

Dyson Racing Increases Their Green Commitment with G-OIL for the American Le Mans Series in 2011
February 9, 2011 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

(Dyson Racing)  Dyson Racing is pleased to welcome Green Earth Technologies, Inc., and their G-OIL® brand as the primary sponsor of the #16 Dyson Racing G-OIL Mazda Lola Coupe for the 2011 American Le Mans …

The Charge of the Capital Light Brigade
December 20, 2010 – 9:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But a new generation of companies has come along with new ideas about how to develop scale in a world of empty wallets. You might have heard of them as …

Butamax Advanced Biofuels Receives Key U.S. Isobutanol Patent
December 17, 2010 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC announced Dec. 16 that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a patent number 7851188 encompassing Butamax’s isobutanol producing biocatalyst.  
The patent entitled “Fermentive Production of Four Carbon …

Gevo’s Isobutanol Secures EPA Registration
November 12, 2010 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(Gevo)  First Isobutanol to Receive Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Registration as a Fuel Additive
Gevo, Inc., a privately held renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, announced November 11, 2010, that it received notification that its isobutanol had successfully …

The Development of Butamax
November 11, 2010 – 8:10 am | No Comment

(Butamax)  This PowerPoint presentation describes the development of Butamax as a company, a joint venture between Dupont and BP.  It also diagrams the process of biobutanol production and explores their analysis that isobutanol production combines …

Another Brick in the (Blend) Wall: Key Thresholds and Barriers for Biofuels
August 20, 2010 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But even were the US EPA to approve E15 ethanol blending, there are some other significant walls and thresholds to keep in mind.
Here are the Digest’s Top 10.
1. The $60 …

Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: Innovative Fuels; or Getting the Right Fuel in the Right Tank
August 16, 2010 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)     The classic 2010 Mid-Ohio American Le Mans race was this year’s showcase of biofuel innovation with Dyson Racing winning the prototype class using isobiobutanol; and the E85-powered Risi Ferrari taking the checkered …

The Summer of IPOs: Gevo Files $150M Initial Public Offering
August 13, 2010 – 11:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, biobutanol and renewable chemical developer Gevo, ranked #13 in the 2009-10 “50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” by Biofuels Digest readers and international selectors, filed its S-1 registration …

Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: The Little Team That Could! Dyson Lola Wins Emotional Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Race with Bio-Isobutanol (From BP)
August 11, 2010 – 6:50 am | No Comment

By Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) Imagine. Imagine you’re a small but very smart racing team with a history of innovation and success. 
Following your strengths, you spent a considerable amount of money modifying your …

Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: A Great Weekend for Biofuels
August 10, 2010 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) Green Racing fans have been waiting for a weekend like this – a big-time race where biofuel powered cars just dominated. We’re big supporters of the American Le …

Advanced Biofuel Developer to Buy Minnesota Ethanol Plant
August 10, 2010 – 9:54 am | No Comment

(Brighter Energy)  Gevo, the biobutanol technology developer based in Colorado, looks set to acquire an ethanol production plant in southwest Minnesota to use as a base to commercialize its process.
The company has signed definitive agreements to …

Biobutanol – the Fuel to Leap the Blend Wall?
June 15, 2010 – 10:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Digest readers who closely analyze the Advanced Biofuels Tracking Database will have noticed that, commencing in 2012, biobutanol is scheduled to grow rapidly from pilot stage today to more than 500 …

A Different Route to Corn-Based Fuel
March 23, 2010 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Matthew L. Wald (New York Times)  Jack Huttner, the executive vice president of Gevo, a five-year old company in Englewood, Colo., would like to take over an ethanol plant and, using the same base …