In Delaware, Butamax Advanced Biofuel, a 50/50 joint venture between BP and DuPont, combining expertise in fuels with industrial biotechnology, announced the acquisition of Nesika Energy, LLC and its state-of-the-art ethanol facility in Scandia, Kansas. Butamax will now start the detailed engineering work to add bio-isobutanol capacity to the facility, while continuing to produce ethanol […]
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BP and DuPont’s JV Butamax, acquires Nesika Energy ethanol plant, heads for commercial-scale biobutanol In Delaware, the BP/DuPont joint venture Butamax has acquired the 10 million gallon annual capacity Nesika Energy ethanol facility in Scandia, Kansas. Butamax will now start the detailed engineering work to add bio-isobutanol capacity to the facility, while continuing to produce […]
In Colorado, Gevo CEO Pat Gruber called the legal settlement with Butamax “arguably the most important development for our company since Gevo went public in early 2011. This is a win-win agreement for both Gevo and Butamax and now enables us both to get on with making isobutanol a commercial reality and a big business.” […]
In Colorado, Gevo and Butamax Advanced Biofuels, 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 technologies for the production of bio-based isobutanol. This settlement ends all of the lawsuits and creates a new relationship between the companies, aimed […]
Biofuels’ Montagues and Capulets call a day to the multi-year legal fracas. In Delaware and Colorado, Gevo and Butamax have entered into worldwide patent cross-license and settlement agreements, ending a patent dispute related to technologies for the production of bio-based isobutanol. This settlement ends all of the lawsuits and creates a new relationship between the […]
In New York state, Butamax has won another patent round against Gevo when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board rules that Butamax has demonstrated a Gevo patent for aviation biofuel was in fact not patentable, saying it was either “anticipated or obvious” compared to other patents.
A BP joint venture with DuPont, Butamax Advanced Biofuels is developing the isobutanol, which has a higher energy content that ethanol, can be blended at higher rates into fuel that can be used by vehicles on the road today and may be able to facilitate the adoption of biofuels into the fuel supply chain at a […]
It’s like the selling of Ginsu knives, the legal dispute between these two companies. No matter how much you hear….but wait, there’s more! This week, we heard from Butamax that the District Court of Delaware has issued an order scheduling two further rounds of patent infringement actions pending between Butamax and Gevo for resolution. The […]
In Delaware, Butamax’s victory in Gevo’s lawsuit for copyright infringement will still cost the company, as the judge in the case refused to award attorneys’ fees to Butamax. According to US District Court Judge Sue Robinson, Gevo hadn’t pointlessly filed suit against Butamax, leaving the latter financially responsible for its attorneys’ fees. The lawsuit, which […]
In Minnesota, Butamax Advanced Biofuels announced the official completion of Phase 1 of a Butamax technology installation at Highwater Ethanol, including the installation of a novel corn oil separation technology. Butamax and Highwater Ethanol are happy to announce that the construction is complete and the facility is now in full operation. On October 2nd last […]