BioFuel Energy mulls Gevo tech for possible US isobutanol plant

25 June 2012 22:31  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BioFuel Energy has agreed to explore the possibility of retrofitting a plant to produce isobutanol using technology from Gevo, Patrick Gruber, Gevo's chief exectuive, said on Monday.

"The companies only recently completed their preliminary evaluation of technical feasibility," the companies said. "The companies plan to continue working to develop large-scale production of isobutanol at an existing or future BioFuel plant."

Gevo has already started up a commercial-scale isobutanol plant in Luverne, Minnesota.

The company has plans to start up another in 2013 at its Redfield, South Dakota joint venture.

By: Bobbie Clark
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