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Gevo Wins a Round in Patent Fray, Butamax Adds Partners

3:25 PM MDT | June 25, 2012 | —Rebecca Coons

A Delaware court has denied Butamax Advanced Biofuels’ (Wilmington, DE) motion for a preliminary injunction restricting Gevo’s (Englewood, CO) commercial activities, the latest development in an 18-month patent battle between the two biobased isobutanol firms. Isobutanol is a four-carbon molecule that can be used as a specialty chemical, a gasoline blendstock, or as a raw material for the production of plastics, fibers, rubber, and other polymers. Isobutanol Battle: Operations at Gevo’s first...

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