Gevo to sell stock, notes to raise funds for isobutanol production

10 December 2013 21:52  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Gevo plans to sell common stock and senior note units in order to raise funds to ramp up bio-based isobutanol production at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant, the US company said on Tuesday.

Gevo also plans to use a portion of the proceeds from the senior note offering to repay $5.1m (€3.7m) in long-term debt obligations, the company said in a news release.

Earlier this year, Gevo started up its second million-litre fermenter and GIFT separation system at its bio-based isobutanol plant, which the company commissioned in May 2012.

Gevo’s isobutanol can be used as a building block to make jet fuel and chemical products in markets such as plastics and fibres, as well as solvents and coatings.

($1 = €0.73)

By: Jeremy Pafford
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