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Gevo begins sales of renewable isobutanol to Brenntag Canada; solvents and specialty chemicals

Gevo, Inc. has begun sales of renewable isobutanol to Brenntag Canada Inc., a member of the Brenntag group companies, for distribution into the solvents, oil & gas, mining and specialty chemicals markets. The initial market entry is focused on Canada. Brenntag Canada has purchased truckload quantities of isobutanol from Gevo for distribution to targeted customers.

Many Brenntag Canada customers seek bio-based options in the solvents and specialty chemicals markets. It is a unique opportunity for us to be able to provide Gevo’s renewable isobutanol as a premium priced bio-based option, particularly for the fast growing oil, gas, and mining industries.

—Stephen Bushell, Director of National Supply for Brenntag Canada

Brenntag is present on all major markets worldwide with its extensive ranges of products and services. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 480 locations in more than 70 countries. In 2013, the company generated global sales of EUR 9.8 billion (USD 13.0 billion).

Gevo’s underlying technology uses a combination of synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering to focus primarily on the production and sale of isobutanol, as well as related products from renewable feedstocks.

Last week, Gevo announced that it had produced more than 50,000 gallons of renewable isobutanol in December 2014.


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