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Gevo supplies isobutanol-blended gasoline to US Coast Guard for testing

July 29, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Gevo (Englewood, CO) has begun supplying the US Coast Guard R&D Center (Washington) with initial quantities of finished renewable isobutanol-blended gasoline for engine testing, Gevo has announced. The center is using the Gevo-blended fuel as part of a 12-month, long-term operational study on marine engines that began during June. Isobutanol is a biofuel that, compared with ethanol, has higher energy density and lower Reid vapor pressure. Isobutanol also does not present phase-separation issues seen with ethanol, Gevo says...

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