Gevo announces first marina sales of isobutanol-blended petrol in Missouri

Harbour Marina at Lake Pomme de Terre in Missouri has become the first US marina to sell petrol blended with Gevo's renewable isobutanol at the pump.

Introduction of the initial isobutanol and petrol fuel blend took place at the beginning of September on the marina docks. Lake Pomme de Terre is located in one of the premier recreational boating regions of the country.

Gevo is now working to strategically roll out its marine fuel blend to marinas on other lakes including Lake of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake, as the company ramps up isobutanol sales to marine, outdoor equipment and off-road vehicle markets.

Oil and Octane Shop of Springfield, Missouri enabled testing of Gevo's isobutanol by supplying test blends to major marine engine manufacturers, such as Mercury Marine. Following the success of these tests, Oil and Octane Shop has been recommending the use of isobutanol to its marina customers, including Harbor Marina.

In June, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) officially endorsed isobutanol as a drop-in fuel for marine and recreational boat engines. The fuel is moisture resistant, does not cause phase separation and helps reduce engine corrosion. It is a highly stable, high octane marine fuel.

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