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DuPont JV Sues Gevo Over Isobutanol Patent

12:11 PM MDT | August 16, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Butamax Advanced Biofuel (Wilmington, DE),  a joint venture formed between DuPont and BP, has filed a second patent infringement suit against isobutanol producer Gevo (Englewood, CO). According to Gevo, the new suit will be consolidated with the existing case. Isobutanol can also be used directly as a specialty chemical, as a gasoline blendstock, and as a raw material for the production of plastics, fibers, rubber and other polymers. The most recent suit, filed in U.S. District Court of Delaware, alleges Gevo infringes a “pivotal” isobutanol...

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