Pilot test results
TOTAL Cray Valley and Gevo, Inc. have successfully completed Phase 1 of their Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to upgrade fusel oils into renewable isoamylene.
“We were very satisfied with the results of pilot tests during Phase 1. Gevo’s technology was found to be robust and flexible, and the initial economic assessment shows potential for a profitable business,” said Valérie Goff, senior vice president at TOTAL. The companies are currently exploring options for scale-up and commercialization of the technology, which would provide the U.S. market with a renewable source of isoamylenes, a world first.