In Colorado, Gevo announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued an inter partes review decision rejecting the claims of Gevo’s U.S. Patent Nos. 8,283,505 (the ’505 Patent) and 8,304,588 (the ’588 Patent), which cover methods of isobutanol separation and recovery in retrofit ethanol plants. Gevo plans to appeal the decision to […]
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In Colorado, Gevo reported an update on the progress of the Side-by-Side operational mode of its plant in Luverne, MN. In the beginning of June, Gevo commenced the co-production of isobutanol and ethanol, with one fermenter dedicated to isobutanol production and three fermenters dedicated to ethanol production. With the completion of the last phase of […]
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 […]
We’re receiving a heavy flow of queries regarding Gevo in the mailbox. Here’s what we know: Informed industry sources say there have been “substantial layoffs” at the company’s corporate offices in Colorado — which is to say, some key industry people are on the job hunt. Our usual contacts at Gevo are in a “neither […]
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 Colorado, Gevo announced a net loss for Q2 2014 of $17.2 million compared to $15.2M during Q2 2013, on Q2 revenues of $7.7M compared to $1.9M for Q2 2013. 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 […]
In Minnesota, Gevo expects that its second-generation ethanol and isobutanol plant in Lucerne will break even by the end of 2014. It expects to produce 1 million gallons of isobutanol by the end of the year and 3 million gallons by the end of 2015. The facility also produces 18 million gallons of ethanol.
In Colorado, Gevo announced that it has priced its underwritten public offering of common stock units. Gevo announced that it has agreed to sell 30,000,000 common stock units. Each common stock unit consists of one share of common stock and a warrant to purchase 0.5 shares of common stock, at a public offering price of […]
“By running the SBS we have dramatically reduced our cash burn at the plant and we are targeting breakeven at Luverne by year end,” Gevo CEO Pat Gruber is reporting. Gevo also reported that Isobutanol yields have reached >90% of target based on starch content, up from approximately 70% prior to running its new side-by-side […]
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 Gevo is now selling paraxyleme to Toray, one of the world’s leading producers of fibers, plastics, films, and chemicals. It’s producing PX from […]