Gevo has announced that production operations at its advanced, renewable fuels production facility in Luverne, Minnesota, have restarted.
The facility is expected to produce fuel-grade, renewable isobutanol to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable premium petrol.
The operations will allow Gevo to test potential unit operations that may be incorporated into its new Net-Zero 1 production facility that is expected to begin production in 2024 in Lake Preston, South Dakota.
"We are getting geared up for what will be the next stage of Gevo’s growth which is coming at us at an accelerated rate. We are leveraging our existing Luverne location to optimise conversion of our isobutanol production to develop the standard in operating discipline for efficient and safe IBA production facilities,” said Dr Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo.
“I like the option of being able to test unit operations that could help optimize and train people for Net-Zero 1.
“It will be critical for Net-Zero 1 to start-up smoothly and the best way to do that is to do a good job training our people. I expect Luverne to provide some of that experience.”
“The team in Luverne has done an exceptional job restarting isobutanol operations safely and with a focus on continuous improvement for future growth,” said Dr Paul Bloom, president of Agri-Energy.
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