Gevo gets patent isobutanol production technology

Gevo gets patent for isobutanol production technology

12:28 AM, 14th March 2012
Gevo gets patent for isobutanol production technology
Brett Lund, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Gevo.

ENGLEWOOD, US: The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted US Patent No 8,133,715 (entitled ‘reduced by-product accumulation for improved production of isobutanol’) to Gevo Inc. Gevo filed a lawsuit against Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC and its affiliate EI du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). Based on Dupont and Butamax public disclosures, the lawsuit charges Butamax and DuPont infringe this newly issued patent.

“We are pioneering commercially viable efficiencies in isobutanol production and are on target to startup the world’s first renewable isobutanol operation in 2012. By obtaining and protecting our intellectual property, we are securing our role as the global leader in the technology and commercialization of isobutanol. With this patent we continue to add to our portfolio of more than 300 patents and applications for the economic production of isobutanol, process innovations and downstream product applications,” said Brett Lund, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Gevo.

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