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Economics Driving Force Behind Renewable Chemicals

7:16 AM MDT | September 21, 2012 | —Rebecca Coons

Low-cost production of building block chemicals through fermentation has the potential to create significant value for the chemical and refining industries, says Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo (Englewood, CO). Gruber, speaking at a meeting of Société de Chimie Industrielle in New York last week, also addressed the food-versus-fuel debate and discussed what has made Gevo among the most successful firms in the industry. Gevo has engineered a microorganism that produces high yields of isobutanol, a four-carbon chemical that can be sold directly in the marketplace as...

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