HOUSTON (ICIS)--Gevo has begun selling paraxylene (PX) derived from its renewable isobutanol to Toray, the US-based biotechnology firm said on Thursday.
"This is a groundbreaking achievement that we are very proud to have accomplished. This demonstrates that bio-isobutanol is truly a building block for the renewable chemicals industry," said Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber.
The PX was sold under a previous agreement with Toray, which also helped fund the construction of Gevo's PX demo plant at the South Hampton Resources complex in Silsbee, Texas.
Tokyo-based Toray expects to produce fibres, yarns and films for scale-up evaluation and market development purposes, Gevo said.