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Myke Feinman Refine Fuels Reporter
Fri Sep 6, 2013 09:09 AM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- The U.S. biobutanol fuel industry is on the brink of commercialization as one company ramps up its commercial-scale refinery to full capacity by the end of this year.

Gevo's Luverne, Minn., converted ethanol plant is producing several hundred thousand gallons a month of biobutanol, an isobutanol alcohol fuel produced from corn feedstock through fermentation similar to the process that produces ethanol.

"We are producing a few hundred-thousand gallons a month now, then we'll ramp up to full capacity by end of the year at up to 1.4 million gallons month," Pat Gruber, CEO for Gevo, told ...

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