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Judge Suspends Biobased Isobutanol Shipments from Gevo's Luverne Site

12:19 PM MDT | June 19, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

  Status Quo: The court order permits Gevo to supply Sasol from Luverne site. A Delaware judge is restricting biobased isobutanol shipments from Gevo’s (Englewood, CO) Luverne, MN plant to existing customers until the court can rule on a preliminary injunction requested by rival producer Butamax Advanced Biofuel (Wilmington, DE). The temporary order, issued by the U.S. District Court of Delaware, requires that Gevo maintain the “status quo,” meaning operations at the Luverne plant, commenced late last month, can continue. Butamax CEO Paul...

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