Gevo to Supply Isobutanol for Blending for Gas

Joanna Schroeder

Gevo has signed an agreement with Musket Corporation to supply isobutanol to be blended with gasoline in Musket fuel markets that are distributed under the Love’s Family of Companies brand. Initial target markets are expected to include the marine and off-road markets in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Musket is initially targeting retail pumps at Lake Havasu in Arizona, followed by …

biofuels, isobutanol

Alaska Airlines Flies with Gevo’s Isobutaol

Joanna Schroeder

An Alaska Airlines commercial plane flew through the skies yesterday powered by Gevo’s renewable alcohol to jet fuel that meets all ASTM requirements (D7566). One flight began in Seattle and flew to San Francisco International Airport then on to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. While ASTM has approved up to a 30 percent biojet fuel blend, the Alaska airlines flights …

advance biofuels, aviation biofuels, biojet fuel, isobutanol

Intrexon’s Pilot Isobutanol Plant Online

Joanna Schroeder

Intrexon Corporation has announced that its pilot plant for the production of natural gas-to-liquids is online. Located in San Fransisco, the facility will be producing isobutanol, a drop-in fuel. Intrexon says that isobutanol has several advantages over other biofuels including cleaner burning combustion, less corrosion, more energy content and compatibility with existing pipelines. “Reaching operational status with our pilot plant …

isobutanol, Natural Gas

Gevo, ValvTect Bring Isobutanol to Marinas

John Davis

After September’s announcement that Gevo would be selling isoubutanol for boats on a lake in Missouri, Gevo now says it will collaborate with marine fuel additive supplier ValvTect to bring the renewable fuel to ValvTect branded marinas. With a distribution network of over 700 marinas, believed to represent more than half of the marinas in the U.S., this collaboration provides …


Gevo Selling Isobutanol for Boats on Missouri Lake

John Davis

Gevo is selling gasoline blended with isobutanol at a Missouri lake. This company news release says Harbor Marina Pumps at Lake Pomme de Terre is the first U.S. marina to sell gasoline blended with Gevo’s renewable fuel at the pump. Lake Pomme de Terre is located in one of the premier recreational boating regions of the country. Gevo is now …


NMMA Endorses Gevo’s Isobutanol for Boats

Joanna Schroeder

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has endorsed Gevo, Inc. for the use of isobutanol by the marine industry. They say the renewable fuel is an effective, less damaging, more suitable biofuel than ethanol for powering various types of marine and recreational boat engines. NMMA has worked with Gevo for five years, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Argonne National …

isobutanol, Renewable Energy

Lufthansa Testing Gevo’s Renewable Jet Fuel

John Davis

German airline Lufthansa says it will test advanced biofuel maker Gevo’s renewable jet fuel. This Gevo news release says the goal is to get the airline to approve of Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) for commercial aviation use. “ATJ, like the Fischer-Tropsch pathway, has the potential to use lignocellulosic waste as feedstock, but promises to do so at less cost than …

aviation biofuels, isobutanol

Butamax and Gevo Need to Resolve Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

Yet another press release came out this week regarding the Butamax/Gevo legal battle over isobutanol technology patent infringement and frankly, we are sick of hearing about it. This spat started over 16 months and dozens of press releases ago. There is no question that patents are important, but the fact is that both of these companies are holding up critical …

advance biofuels, isobutanol, Opinion

Butamax Granted Patent for Iso-Butanol

Ann Marie Edwards

Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, has been granted patent number 8,129,162 for production of iso-butanol from biological resources. This latest patent was issued from a series of applications covering modified KARI enzymes that optimize production of biobutanol by Butamax’s proprietary microorganisms. These microorganisms are engineered with the isobutanol biosynthetic pathway invented by Butamax that includes five enzymatic steps that convert sugar …

biobutanol, biofuels, Company Announcement, isobutanol