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Gevo Receives Isobutanol Patents, Counter-Sues DuPont

9:57 AM MDT | September 13, 2011 | Vincent Valk

Gevo received two patents related to its yeast-based isobutanol production process, the company says. The two patents, "Yeast Organism Producing Isobutanol at a High Yield," and " “Methods of Increasing Dihydroxy Acid Dehydratase Activity to Improve Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Amino Acids," cover technologies that allow Gevo to produce isobutanol from yeast with no resulting ethanol.   "In layman’s terms, these inventions, and others addressed in Gevo’s pending patent applications, help to turn an industrial...

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