April 10, 2012

..And the biobutanol lawsuit goes on

Press releases of the back and forth bio-butanol patent lawsuits between Gevo and Butamax since March have piled up in the blog's inbox, and more statements just came out yesterday, April 10.

According to Gevo, the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has granted the company patent number 8,153,415 entitled "Reduced By-Product Accumulation for Improved Production of Isobutanol." The '415 patent covers technology which eliminates two pathways that compete for isobutanol pathway intermediates in yeast meaning that it creates a more efficient isobutanol-producing yeast.

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