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Welcome to Gevo Board

Nasdaq: GEVO

Contact Info
  • 345 Inverness Drive South
    Building C
    Suite 310
    Englewood, CO 80112
    Phone: (303) 858-8358
Gevo is a leading renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company. We have developed bio-based alternatives to petroleum-based products using a combination of synthetic biology and chemistry. We produce isobutanol, a versatile platform chemical for the liquid fuels and petrochemicals markets. Isobutanol has broad market applications as a solvent and a gasoline blendstock that can help refiners meet their renewable fuel and clean air obligations. It can also be further processed using well-known chemical processes into jet fuel and feedstocks for the production of synthetic rubber, plastics and polyesters.

Patrick R. Gruber, Ph.D. – Chief Executive Officer

Patrick R. GruberDr. Patrick Gruber is the Chief Executive Officer of Gevo and has served as a director of the company since 2007. Previously, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Outlast Technologies Inc., a technology and marketing company primarily serving the textile industry. In 1997, Dr. Gruber co-founded NatureWorks, LLC (formerly Cargill Dow, LLC), and served as Vice President of Technology and Operations and Chief Technology Officer until 2005.

Dr. Gruber is an advisor to the Energy Future Coalition. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Gevo and Segetis.

In 2008, Dr. Gruber was awarded the first ever George Washington Carver Award. The award recognizes significant contributions by individuals in the field of industrial biotechnology and its application in biological engineering, environmental science, biorefining and biobased products.

As an extraordinary visionary, a revolutionary scientist, and a transformational leader, Dr. Gruber received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota in 2011. This award recognized Dr. Gruber’s work in the development and commercialization of green chemical production processes, his contributions to industrial biotechnology, and his ability to identify and act on business opportunities.

Dr. Gruber holds an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in chemistry and biology from the University of St. Thomas

Christopher Ryan, Ph.D. – President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Technology Officer

Christopher RyanDr. Christopher Ryan is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Gevo. He started his tenure at Gevo in 2009 with more than 20 years of experience in strategic leadership, business development and research and product development in biobased materials. Most recently, Dr. Ryan was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer for NatureWorks LLC, which he co-founded in 1997. While at NatureWorks, Dr. Ryan was involved in the development and commercialization of the Company’s new biobased polymer, polyactide (PLA), from lab-scale production and the introduction of PLA, through its $300 million world-scale production facility. He also spent four years working in Corporate R&D for HB Fuller, a specialty chemicals company.

Dr. Ryan completed the Management of Technology program at the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in chemistry from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Brett Lund, J.D., M.B.A. –  Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Brett LundMr. Brett Lund is the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary at Gevo. Mr. Lund was named “Best Corporate Counsel” by the Denver Business Journal, one of Colorado’s “Top Twenty-Five Most Influential Young Professionals” by ColoradoBiz Magazine, and “Forty Under 40” by the Denver Business Journal for being one of the top forty business leaders under age 40. Mr. Lund is currently a Board member of the Colorado BioScience Association, Gevo Development, and the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Lund was the CEO and co-founder of Agarigen, Inc, which he successfully sold to Intrexon, Inc. Mr. Lund also previously served as chairman of the legal, IP and licensing group for Syngenta Biotechnology Inc.’s biofuels business. In his role at Syngenta, Mr. Lund led the management of intellectual property, in-licensing, out-licensing, research collaborations, and strategic alliances. Prior to Syngenta, he served as Associate General Counsel for the Ford Motor Company’s Wingcast subsidiary.

Mr. Lund was previously a corporate attorney at the law firm of Cooley LLP, where he represented numerous companies regarding intellectual property licensing, IPOs, venture capital financing, M&A, securities, strategic alliances and related transactions.

Mr. Lund holds a J.D from Duke University Law School, an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego. He is a Certified Licensing Professional by the Licensing Executives Society and admitted to practice law in California and North Carolina. Mr. Lund has also been a member of the American Bar Association, California Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).

Isobutanol: A Gateway to Chemicals and Fuels

Gevo’s commercialization efforts are focused on isobutanol, a naturally occurring four carbon alcohol. Isobutanol is an important platform chemical with broad applications in many chemicals and fuels markets. It is a “drop-in” product that should allow customers to replace petroleum-derived raw materials with isobutanol-derived raw materials without modification to their equipment or production processes. Because isobutanol can drop into existing infrastructure, it should provide for easy integration into existing chemical and specialty fuel production processes.

Gevo’s isobutanol has successfully cleared registration with the U.S. EPA as a fuel additive. It is the first isobutanol to be listed in the EPA’s Fuel Registration Directory and is now approved for blending with gasoline.

Isobutanol advantages. Gevo’s isobutanol-based products are chemically equivalent to those produced from petroleum-based raw materials, except they are produced via fermentation from renewable sources.

Our markets include:

  • Solvents and Coatings. A solvent-grade renewable isobutanol can be used in the existing butanol market as a cost-effective alternative to petroleum-derived solvents with a lower carbon footprint.
    Materials, Plastics, and Fibers. Isobutanol can be dehydrated to produce butenes, which are building blocks for the production of materials such as lubricants, synthetic rubber, PMMA, propylene, xylene, and PET. Gevo’s isobutanol can provide chemical companies with an alternative to petroleum-based butenes with potential advantages in cost, predictability and life cycle profile.
    Biojet Blendstock. Isobutanol has been converted to kerosene, which is a drop-in blend component for petroleum jet fuel. Bio-based kerosene has the potential to provide a cleaner burning, renewable jet fuel with a lower carbon footprint. Working with the Department of Defense, we have validated that alcohol-to-jet fuel is a clean-burning, homegrown, drop-in option.
    Specialty Fuels. For specialized uses, such as small-engine and/or marine fleet engines, it is important to have a fuel that does not cause shortened engine life or create operational safety issues, and can meet EPA emission targets. Isobutanol has a lower Reid vapor pressure value than ethanol and, with 30 percent more energy, generates significantly more renewable fuels (RIN) credits. It has a lower propensity for phase separation in the presence of water and has no stress corrosion cracking compatibility or elastomer incompatibility issues.


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GEVO News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 07/21/2015 10:50:22 AM
GEVO News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 07/20/2015 04:07:43 PM
GEVO News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 07/14/2015 04:20:58 PM
GEVO News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 07/14/2015 04:19:07 PM
GEVO News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 07/14/2015 04:17:48 PM
#2875   Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! IMO lets see if they go BK! fuller11 07/27/15 10:15:25 AM
#2874   I would say yes: hammer candle with an shaner 07/22/15 04:12:23 PM
#2873   Time to buy?? masahirox 07/22/15 02:44:59 PM
#2872   Looks like Ganesh made a wish decision! fuller11 07/20/15 10:13:03 AM
#2871   High Profile Director added Johannes Minho Roth clydesur 07/15/15 10:09:12 AM
#2870   No negative SA article Latinachica 07/14/15 11:00:32 AM
#2869   Going to fly soon!?? tmeier 07/14/15 09:27:14 AM
#2868   Either other shorts covering or chartist playing the alphaInvestor2 07/09/15 08:36:29 PM
#2867   looks like 20% plus today..lets see what happens charlieboy73 07/09/15 10:07:56 AM
#2866   I shorted it and covered today. Was alphaInvestor2 07/09/15 02:24:57 AM
#2865   shorties going to get burned with this stock..they charlieboy73 07/08/15 07:42:09 PM
#2864   way oversold... charlieboy73 07/08/15 07:36:15 PM
#2863   got in at $2.30... charlieboy73 07/08/15 07:34:45 PM
#2862   Sells>buys alphaInvestor2 07/08/15 01:16:14 PM
#2861   New lows alphaInvestor2 07/08/15 11:55:29 AM
#2860   Going down from here IMO. Not saying it alphaInvestor2 07/08/15 10:14:55 AM
#2859   GEVO clydesur 06/22/15 10:17:56 AM
#2858   It's the shorts. They stay on the job DojiMan 06/17/15 05:06:18 PM
#2857   Pathetic stock always does this Shotor 06/17/15 03:44:13 PM
#2856   (...)to endorse isobutanol as an industry-wide biofuel alternative(...) a greenvestor2000 06/17/15 09:38:09 AM
#2855   Gap to fill @3.8 DojiMan 06/17/15 09:35:39 AM
#2854   GEVO news. DojiMan 06/17/15 09:29:23 AM
#2853   National Marine Manufacturers Association Endorses Use of Gevo's candeeman 06/17/15 09:29:14 AM
#2852   Why is this room so quiet? tmeier 06/16/15 04:38:03 AM
#2851   $GEVO Chart - the Key for $GEVO bulls ospreyeye 06/12/15 12:33:32 PM
#2850   GEVO up pm. should be another great day LoveItInBishop 06/12/15 08:28:49 AM
#2849   Up 75 % for the week? Show me DojiMan 06/11/15 08:37:46 PM
#2848   why? its up 75% for the week, they Los_Venados 06/11/15 06:54:18 PM
#2847   Disappointed DojiMan 06/11/15 04:02:03 PM
#2846   SQUEEZE TIME !!! play the swings StOckTool 06/11/15 12:01:57 PM
#2845   GEVO is looking totally sweet. DojiMan 06/11/15 11:13:40 AM
#2844   And then again...maybe not. :) DojiMan 06/11/15 08:59:25 AM
#2843   Gonna gap up today @ the open GEVO DojiMan 06/11/15 07:16:28 AM
#2842   GEVO is breaking out in AH on decent StOckTool 06/10/15 05:11:59 PM
#2841   just hot enough that the crowd doesn't see deadjim 06/10/15 04:55:11 PM
#2840   Very nice day for GEVO longs. DojiMan 06/10/15 04:05:03 PM
#2839   Closed near the high of the day at judypudy 06/10/15 04:02:10 PM
#2838   beauty deadjim 06/10/15 03:44:23 PM
#2837   4+ liking ash111 06/10/15 02:21:14 PM
#2836   Yes it is.. DojiMan 06/10/15 11:49:02 AM
#2835   GEVO looking good deadjim 06/10/15 11:41:54 AM
#2834   Almost 1/2 million dollars on bid @3.9 DojiMan 06/10/15 11:19:11 AM
#2833   U.S. EPA to regulate aircraft greenhouse gas emissions greenvestor2000 06/10/15 09:31:48 AM
#2832   Have to agree. GEVO is looking like it's DojiMan 06/10/15 09:03:33 AM
#2831   GEVO- Set up for Blast Off aetosellinas 06/10/15 07:27:21 AM
#2830   boom masahirox 06/09/15 01:54:56 PM
#2829   GEVO - Thanks for the heads up.... clydesur 06/09/15 01:47:26 PM
#2828   Could be a signal for a ramp up... clydesur 06/09/15 01:36:25 PM
#2827   all most there. They will walk the price down. masson 06/09/15 01:03:11 PM
#2826   Wow... Half a million dollars on the bid DojiMan 06/09/15 12:16:51 PM