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Gevo Reverts to Ethanol While It Optimizes Isobutanol Technology

10:12 AM MDT | September 26, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it is switching its Luverne, MN biorefinery back to ethanol production while it works to optimize isobutanol production rates. Gevo purchased the site in 2010 as its first commercial-scale project using its ethanol-to-isobutanol retrofit technology, and commenced isobutanol production 17 weeks ago. The company did not say when it expects to switch back to isobutanol production. "While we have made significant progress towards economic production levels, we have decided to optimize certain specific parts of our technology to further...

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