Case Studies

Gevo and Mansfield Oil Partnering to Introduce Next Generation Biofuels

During 2011, Gevo, Inc. entered into a strategic marketing alliance with Mansfield Oil Company to efficiently distribute isobutanol-based fuel into the petroleum market. Mansfield markets and distributes fuel to thousands of commercial, government, and retail customers across the United States and Canada and has over 900 supply points across North America. “We are impressed by … more…

Renewable PET Will Help Toray Meet Consumer Demand for Environmentally-Friendly Plastic Packaging

Approximately 50 million metric tons of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are produced annually for conversion into films and bottles for packaging, fibers for non-wovens and textiles, and resins for automotive applications. Gevo, Inc. and Toray Industries, Inc., one of the world’s leading producers of fibers, plastics, and chemicals, have successfully produced fully renewable and recyclable PET … more…

NMMA Testing Demonstrates Gevo’s Isobutanol-Gasoline Blend is Superior to E15 Fuel for Boaters

In 2011, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) released a report evaluating isobutanol, provided by Gevo, Inc., that shows great promise for it as a petroleum blendstock for the boating industry. NMMA conducted two tests, an emissions test and a product test, to evaluate the effects of butanol-blended fuels in a harsh marine environment. The … more…

Gevo and Purina Animal Nutrition LLC Exploring Opportunities to Upgrade Value-Added Applications in Animal Feed Products

According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, one metric ton of dried distillers grain (DDG) can replace, on average, 1.22 metric tons of animal feed consisting of corn and soybean meal in the USA. DDGs have higher concentrations of protein and nutrients, allowing them to displace a disproportionate amount of corn and soybean meal in … more…

USAF A10 Test Flight Powered by Gevo’s Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel Validates Military Application

The United States Air Force (USAF) is committed to positioning itself to integrate cost competitive alternative aviation fuels for up to half of its domestic needs by 2016. Working with the Air Force Research Laboratories, the Air Force Alternative Fuels Certification Division (AFCD), and the 40 Flight-Test Squadron, Gevo provided fuel for the first successful … more…

Bio-based Isobutanol to Enable Coca-Cola to Develop Second Generation PlantBottle™ Packaging

During 2011, Gevo, Inc. announced a groundbreaking agreement with The Coca-Cola Company to create renewable paraxylene from plant-based isobutanol. This initiative is accelerating the development of Coca-Cola’s second-generation PlantBottle™ packaging made entirely from renewable plant-based materials. Gevo is working with Coca-Cola to enable and deliver an integrated system to produce renewable paraxylene, a key building … more…