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Lufthansa to evaluate Gevo renewable jet fuel

11:53 AM MDT | April 22, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

Biobased isobutanol maker Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that Lufthansa has agreed to evaluate Gevo's renewable jet fuel with the goal of approving Gevo's alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) for commercial aviation use. Lufthansa's testing is being supported through work with the European Commission. "ATJ, like the Fischer-Tropsch pathway, has the potential to use lignocellulosic waste as feedstock but promises to do so at less cost than Fischer-Tropsch," says Alexander Zschocke, Lufthansa senior manager/aviation biofuels group. Lufthansa is a leader...

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