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Gevo and VP Racing Fuels collaborate to develop and commercialize specialty isobutanol-based fuel blends

Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and next-generation biofuels company, and performance fuels company VP Racing Fuels, Inc., have agreed to evaluate jointly the commercial potential for isobutanol in a wide array of markets. The goal is to develop a product line of renewable, high-performance, isobutanol-based fuel blends for the small engine market while looking toward other performance applications for isobutanol as well.

The relationship will allow the companies to initially assess market opportunities, positioning and distribution channels to commercialize renewable fuels for outdoor power equipment.

We look forward to exploring the potential of an isobutanol version of renewable, branded and private-label packaged fuels for retail. Isobutanol’s unique low-water solvency and noncorrosive characteristics in small engine fuels potentially will offer consumers a high-performance, renewable biofuel for a wide variety of small engine applications.

—Alan Cerwick, VP's President

Gevo is converting existing ethanol plants into biorefineries to make renewable building block products for the chemical and fuel industries. The Company plans to convert renewable raw materials into isobutanol and renewable hydrocarbons that can be directly integrated on a “drop in” basis into existing chemical and fuel products to deliver environmental and economic benefits.

VP Racing Fuels, Inc. focuses on performance fuels of all types from racing gasoline to small engine and hobby fuels with a supply network of more than 1,500 dealers globally and a product catalog of more than 70 fuel blends. VP is the official fuel supplier of NHRA Championship Drag Racing, American Le Mans, AMA Supercross, World of Outlaws and the Trans-Am Series, among nearly 60 VP-sponsored racing series and sanctioning bodies.

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Henry Gibson

Take the US production of food crops and animal food crops. Calculate the energy available in the food crops. Divide that energy by the amount of petroleum energy used in the US, Now use that same fraction of food to oil energy and reduce your food consumption to that fraction and in a few months or much less you will no longer talk about replacing petroleum with biofuels. ..HG..

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