September 23, 2010
Engineering for the mechanical retrofitting of the plant has begun and isobutanol production is expected to begin early in 2012. During most of the retrofit process, it is expected that the facility will continue to produce and sell ethanol.
Gevo has developed a proprietary process designed to fit into current ethanol production facilities. The process also enables the production of isobutanol from numerous renewable feedstocks including corn, wheat, sorghum, barley, sugar cane and cellulosic feedstocks when biomass conversion becomes commercially available. Gevo’s integrated fermentation technology (GIFT™) platform consists of two components: a yeast biocatalyst and a separations technology unit that bolts into existing ethanol plants.
Source : Press Release
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