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Butamax Files Additional Infringement Claim Against Gevo

11:49 AM MDT | March 12, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) says it has filed a second patent infringement lawsuit against Gevo (Englewood, CO), the latest development in a patent fray over biobased butanol production technology. The latest suit alleges Gevo is infringing Butamax’s patent 8,129,162 (‘162), which covers recombinant KARI enzymes that optimize biobutanol production by Butamax’s proprietary enzymes. The patent was  awarded to Butamax  earlier this month.   Butamax filed suit against Gevo in early 2011 claiming Gevo infringed two of...

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