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Gevo Provides Update on Alcohol to Jet Certification Process

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced an update on the certification process related to its alcohol to jet product.

A meeting of the ASTM D02.J6 subcommittee was held on December 9, 2015, to discuss the revision of ASTM D7566 to include alcohol to jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK).  The data is being revised based on the feedback from the ATJ-SPK Taskforce.  A motion was passed to concurrently ballot the revised ATJ-SPK specification, both at the subcommittee and main committee level, which is planned for January 2016.

Minutes from the ASTM D02.J6 meeting held on December 9, 2015, are expected to be released in the next 30 to 60 days.

About Gevo

Gevo is a leading renewable technology, chemical products, and next generation biofuels company. Gevo has developed proprietary technology that uses a combination of synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering to focus primarily on the production of isobutanol, as well as related products from renewable feedstocks. Gevo’s strategy is to commercialize bio-based alternatives to petroleum-based products to allow for the optimization of fermentation facilities’ assets, with the ultimate goal of maximizing cash flows from the operation of those assets. Gevo produces isobutanol, ethanol and high-value animal feed at its fermentation plant in Luverne, MN. Gevo has also developed technology to produce hydrocarbon products from renewable alcohols. Gevo currently operates a biorefinery in Silsbee, TX, in collaboration with South Hampton Resources Inc., to produce renewable jet fuel, octane, and ingredients for plastics like polyester. Gevo has a marquee list of partners including The Coca-Cola Company, Toray Industries Inc. and Total SA, among others. Gevo is committed to a sustainable bio-based economy that meets society’s needs for plentiful food and clean air and water. Learn more at our website.

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