US-based Gevo has launched a 1 Mgy biobutanol plant in St. Joseph, Missouri

The plant, originally a conventional ethanol plant, underwent conversion to a biobutanol facility.

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With the launch, Gevo has advanced on two fronts: first, towards demonstration of the viability of its fuel both as a gasoline replacement and as an intermediate, convertible into renewable green gasoline, green diesel and renewable jet fuel; second, towards the demonstration of the viability of conversion of existing ethanol infrastructure for advanced biofuels production using cellulosic biobutanol feedstocks.

Gevo had previously announced the formation of Gevo Development to develop a fleet of biorefineries based on converting existing ethanol plants to Gevo’s proprietary technology for biobutanol.

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