January 19, 2008

E. coli license leads to advanced biofuel production

Gevo, Inc. announced it has acquired an exclusive license for use of UCLA’s method for modifying E.coli bacteria for use in biofuel development. This new technology signals a breakthrough in the ability to mass produce advanced biofuels like butanol.

“This advanced modification method will enable us to speed up the commercial introduction of advanced biofuels like butanol by several years,” said Dr. Pat Gruber, CEO of Gevo, Inc. “In addition, these efficient new pathways raise the possibility of retrofitting existing ethanol plants, at a low capital cost, to produce advanced biofuels. This helps to address one of the major issues in bringing an advanced biofuel to market – capital.”

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