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Gevo opens biobased p-xylene plant

7:53 AM MDT | August 26, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Renewable fuels and chemicals firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) opened a demonstration-scale para-xylene (p-xylene) plant at Silsbee, TX, today. The facility will convert biobased isobutanol produced using Gevo's fermentation technology into p-xylene. The new facility is located adjacent to Gevo's existing jet-fuel plant at Silsbee and will support Gevo's joint development agreements with The Coca-Cola Company and Toray Industries. Gevo is working with Coca-Cola to deliver a new production technology for renewable p-xylene, a key building block for producing...

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