Marketwatch.com and the Star Tribuneare reporting that Gevo Inc. has made a large step forward in its freedom to operate a new isobutanol plant. Isobutanol is an alcohol biofuel much like bio ethanol. The ruling which was against Butamax Advanced Biofuels, a BP/DuPont joint venture, called into question the validity of the applicability of US patent number 7,993,889. The ruling has implications for other Butamax patents including US patent numbers 7,851,188 and 8,178,328.
– June 21, 2012Posted in: Energy