Tag: isobutanol

Boating industry applauds isobutanol approval

Boating industry applauds isobutanol approval

June 14, 2018 |

In Washington, earlier this week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt approved the registration of bio-isobutanol as a fuel additive. May’s American Boating Congress featured a special question-and-answer session with NMMA President Thom Dammrich and Pruitt. “We applaud Administrator Pruitt’s approval of bio-isobutanol as a biofuel additive, which will provide consumers a safe, efficient, […]

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EPA seeks public comment regarding isobutanol blending

EPA seeks public comment regarding isobutanol blending

April 4, 2018 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on any aspect of the use of isobutanol in gasoline. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, has submitted an application pursuant to the regulations titled “Registration of Fuels and Fuel Additives” for the registration of isobutanol as a gasoline additive at up to 16 volume percent. Butamax has […]

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Researchers use light to turn yeast into biochemical factories

Researchers use light to turn yeast into biochemical factories

March 23, 2018 |

In New Jersey, Princeton University researchers used light to control genetically modified yeast and increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals. The team used light to enhance the production of biofuels, drugs and commercial chemicals in bioreactors, which contain microorganisms such as yeast that have been metabolically engineered to make biological products. The team uses […]

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Gevo extends distribution deal with Musket to market isobutanol

Gevo extends distribution deal with Musket to market isobutanol

February 8, 2018 |

In Colorado, Gevo announced that it has strengthened its existing relationship with Musket Corporation, a national fuel distributor under the umbrella of the Love’s Family of Companies, by amending its existing isobutanol supply agreement to provide Musket with the exclusive right to sell Gevo’s renewable isobutanol within a 300-mile radius of Houston, Texas.  This agreement […]

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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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