Gevo

Gevo is the leading technology development company for biobutanol, a versatile platform chemical for the liquid fuels and petrochemical market.


Location: 
Pasadena, CA
Type: 
VC-Funded Company
Category: 
Biofuels
Website: 
http://www.gevo.com/

Gevo is the leading technology development company for biobutanol, a versatile platform chemical for the liquid fuels and petrochemical market that can be used as a gasoline blendstock to meet clean air standards and renewable fuel obligations. Biobutanol helps meet consumer demands for sustainable products as a feedstock for biobased materials, including renewable hydrocarbons, chemicals and plastics.

Gevo uses the tools of biotechnology and its process engineering expertise to research and develop a unique route to isobutanol, a second generation biofuel. Starting with the strategic objective of developing technology that fits into existing ethanol production capacity with a minimum of process change and capital expense, Gevo provides a complete solution package including a fermentative organism and an isobutanol separations unit, as well as related technology transfer services. Gevo and ICM, its engineering partner, have designed the system to take advantage of the unique properties of isobutanol to deliver a custom solution for each ethanol facility. Gevo retrofits existing ethanol plants with its proprietary technology and techniques to make isobutanol for use as biofuel or other renewable chemicals.

Gevo is a Khosla Ventures cleantech portfolio company.

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