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Gevo achieves first EPA approval for isobutanol biofuel
November 12, 2010
By James Cartledge

Colorado firm Gevo, Inc., has said the US Environmental Protection Agency has approved its isobutanol as an additive for blending with gasoline.

The company is preparing to retrofit its 22 million gallons per year ethanol plant in Luverne, Minnesota, to produce 18 million gallons a year of isobutanol.

It plans to expand production of the advanced biofuel by retrofitting other ethanol facilities over the next few years.

Gevo produces isobutanol using microorganisms as a biocatalyst to ferment the sugars within biomass, converting them into the alcohol.

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