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Nasdaq: GEVO

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  • 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 Ownership (sc 13g) 11/23/2015 04:13:28 PM
GEVO News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 11/19/2015 03:09:47 PM
GEVO News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 11/17/2015 01:08:32 PM
GEVO News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 11/17/2015 01:03:47 PM
GEVO News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 11/16/2015 06:13:14 AM
#2941   $GEVO failed to close above EMA 4 yesterday ospreyeye 11/17/15 11:57:38 AM
#2940   $GEVO Chart from yesterday – bouncing today following ospreyeye 11/17/15 11:56:53 AM
#2939   Gibber jabber. Buck and quarter. willlbone 11/06/15 12:03:38 PM
#2938   Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), has announced that following the clydesur 11/05/15 09:04:07 AM
#2937   Seems to have support here... clydesur 10/22/15 03:09:25 PM
#2936   October 1, 2015 TOP STORY on -->look greenvestor2000 10/06/15 07:34:46 AM
#2935   Isobutanol from Gevo Inc. is Suitable and Safe greenvestor2000 10/06/15 07:29:59 AM
#2934   Nice--have had "the bounce"???? sure appears that way! getmoreshares 10/05/15 06:40:22 PM
#2933   Those shares are restricted. They are investing in mj1234 10/01/15 07:08:07 AM
#2932   SOMEONE PLEASE CALL THE SEC on Gevo! fuller11 09/30/15 10:35:29 PM
#2931   Based on what? mj1234 09/28/15 06:01:46 PM
#2930   GEVO - I predict a buyout of some clydesur 09/28/15 10:10:19 AM
#2929   Seems like the bears are in full control mj1234 09/28/15 10:01:16 AM
#2928   re-evaluation needed_EU price range $7.00-$10.00 greenvestor2000 09/28/15 08:07:32 AM
#2927   Gevo Announces Sales of Isooctene to BCD Chemie, greenvestor2000 09/28/15 08:05:35 AM
#2926   Yahoo board is more active about GEVO. nicole8255 09/28/15 05:27:33 AM
#2925   Question! with the beneficial news and better expectations getmoreshares 09/26/15 04:05:39 PM
#2924   "This settlement with Butamax is arguably the most fuller11 09/22/15 09:24:01 PM
#2923   EPA accuses VW of cheating on emission rules greenvestor2000 09/21/15 10:18:25 AM
#2922   VW: alternative fuels and fuel system bouncin today greenvestor2000 09/21/15 10:14:40 AM
#2921   VW: alternative fuels and fuel system bouncin today greenvestor2000 09/21/15 10:13:40 AM
#2920   How long till BK? fuller11 09/14/15 12:32:27 PM
#2919   $GEVO I'm thinking the same... clydesur 09/10/15 12:18:11 PM
#2918   HOW MANY AIRLINES ARE THEY FUELING THIS MONTH daytona52paul 09/10/15 12:07:59 PM
#2917   That would be an interesting proposition. Timothy Smith 09/03/15 04:34:20 PM
#2916   GEVO news. Selling fuel at marina in Missouri. DojiMan 09/03/15 08:12:13 AM
#2915   GEVO news. Selling fuel at marina in Missouri. DojiMan 09/03/15 08:12:13 AM
#2914   Butamax Advanced Biofuels, is in a joint venture clydesur 09/02/15 10:39:27 AM
#2913   Gevo To Present at 17th Annual Rodman & clydesur 09/02/15 10:19:44 AM
#2912   GEVO LOOKING GOOD. Wallst_junkie 08/25/15 01:15:30 PM
#2911   Licensed Fields 1 "Lead" Party 2 Royalty masson 08/25/15 07:46:40 AM
#2910   Nice gain today!! Puts PPS above post RS racman 08/24/15 02:13:10 PM
#2909   Looks like room to run yet. Just jumped Curt D 08/24/15 11:04:59 AM
#2908   Very positive step in the right direction. Timothy Smith 08/24/15 10:52:42 AM
#2907   We definitely struck powerful energy news today. crudeoil24 08/24/15 10:48:59 AM
#2906   Looking strong my friend. Timothy Smith 08/24/15 10:40:55 AM
#2905   Gevo (GEVO +8.3%) and Butamax Advanced Biofuels say Timothy Smith 08/24/15 10:39:53 AM
#2904   Gevo could very well be a good port DojiMan 08/24/15 10:36:41 AM
#2903   Heading towards that $5.00 T. today! crudeoil24 08/24/15 10:35:18 AM
#2902   You to Doji. Solid news today for GEVO. crudeoil24 08/24/15 10:33:54 AM
#2901   Hey crude.....been awhile. Good to see you again. DojiMan 08/24/15 10:32:37 AM
#2900   GEVO > 15.8M float > Fantastic news out! crudeoil24 08/24/15 10:28:34 AM
#2899   GEVO > 15.8M float > Fantastic news out! crudeoil24 08/24/15 10:28:29 AM
#2898   GEVO moving on news: crudeoil24 08/24/15 10:19:08 AM
#2897   H.C. Wainwright has launched coverage on GEVO with Timothy Smith 08/20/15 03:31:53 PM
#2896   we could test hod again today WarChest 08/19/15 11:51:14 AM
#2895   ya ~ H.C. Wainwright WarChest 08/19/15 11:17:57 AM
#2894   Are those targets yours or from an analyst? racman 08/19/15 11:13:50 AM
#2893   see that hod again $$$ WarChest 08/19/15 10:33:08 AM
#2892   - Buy rating and a $5.5 price target WarChest 08/19/15 09:46:11 AM