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.
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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 […]
Includes Installation of a Corn Oil Separation Technology with “50% higher than the normal” yields We’ve learned that Butamax Advanced Biofuels and Highwater Ethanol have completed, successfully commissioned and begun production (at Highwater’s ethanol plant in Lamberton, Minnesota) a first phase of Butamax’s biobutanol retrofit that includes a novel corn oil separation technology delivering 50% […]
A BP joint venture with DuPont, Butamax Advanced Biofuels is developing the advanced biofuel biobutanol and commissioning a technology demonstration facility in the UK. Biobutanol 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 […]
This is the official Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee page for Butamax, nominated in the “Transformative molecule (biofuels)” category for its isobutanol technology. Voting Rules All voting is exclusively via social media this year. To vote, simply click on the Tweet, Like or Share link in on this page. Each tweet, like or share will count for […]
In New York state, a federal judge has reversed an earlier appeals court ruling saying that Gevo has not infringed Butamax’s patents. The case has been remanded by to district court, where Butamax says it is looking forward to the trial. Delaware district court and the Federal Circuit courts disagreed on the value of a […]
In Delaware, Butamax Advanced Biofuels announced that a US Federal Circuit panel ruled that the District Court’s narrow interpretation of Butamax’s patents “was in error in the Butamax v Gevo fight.” The Delaware district court’s claim construction of Butamax’s KARI was “an enzyme known by the EC number 18.104.22.168 that catalyzes the conversion of acetolactate […]