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Gevo brings another fermenter online at Luverne facility

August 1, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has brought a second fermenter and separation system online at its Luverne, MN, facility. The company had taken the plant off-line in September 2012 to address contamination issues that reduced isobutanol output. Gevo restarted its first fermenter in May.  Patrick Gruber, Gevo's CEO, says the company plans to bring the remaining two fermenters and separation systems online later this year and test run rates before ramping up production and sales over the balance of 2013 and in 2014. Isobutanol...

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