Tag: Butamax

Butamax officially completes phase 1 of installation at Highwater Ethanol

Butamax officially completes phase 1 of installation at Highwater Ethanol

August 21, 2014 |

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 […]

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Butamax opens (phase 1) biobutanol project in Minnesota, with Highwater Ethanol

Butamax opens (phase 1) biobutanol project in Minnesota, with Highwater Ethanol

August 20, 2014 |

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% […]

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Back in My Arms Again: The Supremes take on patent law in the era of synthetic biology

Back in My Arms Again: The Supremes take on patent law in the era of synthetic biology

July 18, 2014 |

Key ruling in Gevo, Butamax case links it to the upcoming Teva case, going before the Supreme Court this fall. In Colorado, Gevo filed a fascinating 8-K this week, relating that a United States District Court judge granted a motion to stay the patent litigation action brought by Butamax. The District Court’s decision postpones the […]

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“But I won’t cry for yesterday”: The re-making of the US ethanol industry

“But I won’t cry for yesterday”: The re-making of the US ethanol industry

May 21, 2014 |

The migration from first-gen to next-gen biofuels is becoming less ‘Invisible’ — and the new landscape is not, by anyone’s estimation, an ‘Ordinary World’. If Aemetis’ latest earnings hadn’t rocked your world quite enough, here are 10 hot strategies being pursued right now to morph the old into new. If you remained glued to the television […]

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25 hot molecules, plus the hottest global policy initiatives — the coolest slides from from ABLC

25 hot molecules, plus the hottest global policy initiatives — the coolest slides from from ABLC

April 27, 2014 |

Today: Iogen, Butamax, POET, OPX Bio, Green Biologics, Mascoma and more – their molecules, their markets, how they offer transformation beyond petroleum. Experts from Iogen, Butamax, POET, OPX Bio, Green Biologics. Mascoma, the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, the Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials, the UN’s Renewable Reserves Accounting project, and Eastman Business Park were […]

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ABLC buzzes about finance, government actions, chemicals, carbon, and technology advances

ABLC buzzes about finance, government actions, chemicals, carbon, and technology advances

April 23, 2014 |

As ABLC completes its second day, companies, agencies, financiers step forward to detail advances toward scale, new programs. In Washington, more than 35 companies came under the microscope as delegates at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference which continues through Wednesday with more than 100 speakers on the agenda, moved from policy considerations to a […]

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Cool Planet surges into leads in Transformative Technologies 2014 early voting

Cool Planet surges into leads in Transformative Technologies 2014 early voting

March 18, 2014 |

Fresh faces and major players among the early leaders as voting gets underway. In Florida, The Digest announced that Cool Planet is now leading in two categories in early-voting for Transformative Technologies 2014. The Colorado-based early stage company is ahead for Conversion technology (liquid) and Transformative biomased material. DuPont continues to lead for Organic Catalyst […]

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Federal judge sends Butamax/Gevo spat back to district court

Federal judge sends Butamax/Gevo spat back to district court

February 20, 2014 |

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 […]

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Federal Circuit changes claim construction in Butamax v Gevo

Federal Circuit changes claim construction in Butamax v Gevo

February 20, 2014 |

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 1.1.1.86 that catalyzes the conversion of acetolactate […]

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Butamax to retrofit Highwater Ethanol for corn oil recovery; isobutanol next?

Butamax to retrofit Highwater Ethanol for corn oil recovery; isobutanol next?

October 2, 2013 |

In Delaware, Butamax and Highwater Ethanol have begun to retrofit Highwater’s ethanol plant in Lamberton, Minnesota with installation of corn oil separation technology. Highwater Ethanol CEO Brian Kletscher stated, “We investigated other options for corn oil recovery, but we had the advantage of seeing the Butamax system first-hand and we were impressed with what we saw. Not […]

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