Partners Celebrate Alaska Airlines Cellulosic #Biofuels Flight

Joanna Schroeder

An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle Sea-Tac International Airport to Washington, DC took off yesterday powered by a 20 percent cellulosic alcohol biofuel blend produced by Gevo. The aviation biofuel is branded as Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) fuel and is produced from woody residues in the Pacific Northwest including limbs, stumps and branches. The ATJ fuel for this flight was made from …

aviation biofuels, biojet fuel, Cellulosic, isobutanol

Alaska Airlines to Fly with Gevo’s Biojet Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

Alaska Airlines has plans today to fuel its commercial flight from Seattle, Washington to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport outside of Washington, DC with Gevo’s biojet fuel. The alcohol to jet fuel (ATJ) is produced through the conversion of cellulosic sugars derived from wood waste into renewable isobutanol and then into ATJ. The renewable fuel meets all ASTM D7566 standards …

aviation biofuels, biojet fuel, isobutanol

Gevo Enters On-Road Market

Joanna Schroeder

Gevo’s isobutanol is now being sold for use in vehicles in the Houston area. According to the company, this is the first time its fuel has been specifically targeted for on-road automobiles. In the past, the isobutanol has been marketed to marinas and the aviation industry. The fuel is being marketed by Musket Corporation, Gevo’s Houston market distributor. Entering into …

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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 …

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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 …

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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