Tag: isobutanol

Gevo switches to ethanol at Lucerne as it waits for isobutanol market to catch up

Gevo switches to ethanol at Lucerne as it waits for isobutanol market to catch up

November 8, 2017 |

In Colorado, Gevo said it decided to reduce its employee base at the Luverne Facility in October to better match industry norms in terms of staffing levels necessary to produce solely ethanol at the plant. It does not believe that this staffing reduction will impact its ability to periodically return to the co-production of isobutanol […]

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Arizona governor signs bill allowing stations to sell isobutanol blends

Arizona governor signs bill allowing stations to sell isobutanol blends

May 23, 2017 |

In Arizona, Gevo Inc. recently announced that a bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will let gas stations sell isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles, enabling higher performing finished fuels with renewable content for drivers in the state. Bill HB 2368 permits isobutanol to be used as an oxygenate in gasoline for on-road vehicles in […]

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Argonne, NREL win $$ to support blending Gevo Isobutanol 

Argonne, NREL win $$ to support blending Gevo Isobutanol 

May 11, 2017 |

In Colorado, Gevo was selected to collaborate with researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of DOE’s Small Business Vouchers program. Specifically, Argonne National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) received funding to work with Gevo to develop a predictive octane blending model for isobutanol and gasoline blendstocks for oxygenated […]

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EPA OKs Gevo Isobutanol as advanced Biofuel

EPA OKs Gevo Isobutanol as advanced Biofuel

January 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the EPA has approved the pathway for isobutanol produced at Gevo’s Luverne, MN plant to be an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program. This is the first time that the EPA has approved a pathway for an advanced biofuel that uses starch from feed corn to produce an alcohol. With a partial substitution […]

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Gevo announces production milestones achieved at Luverne isobutanol plant

Gevo announces production milestones achieved at Luverne isobutanol plant

January 11, 2017 |

In Colorado, Gevo provided an update on the operations of its production facility in Luverne, MN for the fourth quarter of 2016. Key highlights for the quarter included: ¥ Produced approximately 190,000 gallons of isobutanol, the highest quarterly production level in Gevo’s history, representing an annualized rate of over 750,000 gallons per year; ¥ Demonstrated […]

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Global Bioenergies isobutene demo entering final stages

Global Bioenergies isobutene demo entering final stages

December 19, 2016 |

In France, Global Bioenergies is now entering the final phase of demonstrating its technology for converting renewable carbon into hydrocarbons. The first trials on the demo plant in Leuna were successfully completed, within schedule, in the fall of 2016 and Global Bioenergies today announces that a first production of green isobutene was observed. The demo […]

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Gevo working on bringing down isobutanol production costs to $3 per gallon

Gevo working on bringing down isobutanol production costs to $3 per gallon

November 17, 2016 |

In Colorado, on the back of major market breakthroughs such as its first commercial cellulosic ATJ flight and supplying isobutanol in vehicle blends in Houston, Gevo says it is working to get its variable production costs down to between $3 and $3.50 per gallon. That would allow it to sell its isobutanol at no more […]

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Isobutanol:  A New Product from Revamped Ethanol Plants

Isobutanol:  A New Product from Revamped Ethanol Plants

September 27, 2016 |

By Jess Hewitt and Kapil S Lokare, Lee Enterprises Consulting Rapid depletion and environmental aspects of fossil fuels, coupled with highly volatile market prices have made the quest for alternative fuels a top-priority. Over the past two decades, several alternatives to liquid fuels have been investigated, which have the potential either to completely replace the […]

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Will Intrexon’s methane gambit transform the world?

Will Intrexon’s methane gambit transform the world?

August 28, 2016 |

By the end of 2018, Intrexon is guiding the market that it will have successfully commercialized a technology to convert methane, or the primary component of natural gas, into isobutanol, a liquid fuel with a density far closer to gasoline than ethanol. There has been substantial doubt raised, especially in The Motley Fool, regarding Intrexon’s […]

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Where’s butanol, or other substitutes for gasoline besides ethanol?

Where’s butanol, or other substitutes for gasoline besides ethanol?

August 25, 2016 |

A reader writes: I’d hoped that the biofuels crowd would have gotten beyond ethanol by now.   The industry has made progress creating all kinds of specialty chemicals from renewable sources and more or less successfully brought them to market.  There’s jet and diesel in commercial use whether or not they’re yet profitable. However they […]

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