August 10, 2010

Gevo buys ethanol asset for isobutanol


After its collaboration announcement with Lanxess on isobutene development and future production, Gevo said it is planning to acquire an ethanol production facility in Luverne, Minnesota, to begin its isobutanol commercialization efforts.

According to experts, bio-butanol production can easily adapt to existing or new grain and sugarcane ethanol plants unlike other biofuel manufacture. In an article I did last year on butanol, Gevo said it's technology can cost less than 30 cents/gal to retrofit an ethanol plant to make isobutanol.

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