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Weekly Chemical Industry Innovation News Round-up, April 13

8:37 AM MDT | April 13, 2012 | Alex Scott

This week has seen Gevo (Engelwood, CO) file an additional lawsuit against isobutanol rival Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE). It is part of a year long patent battle between the two companies which stated in February 2011 when Butamax filed a suite claiming Gevo infringes on Butamax patents covering biocatalysts used in the production of isobutanol. "Our patented yeast is encouraged to produce greater yields of isobutanol,” says Brett Lund, executive v.p. & general counsel of Gevo. “Our scientists proved...

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