Gevo, Inc. the world's only commercial producer of bio-based
isobutanol, today confirmed that Underwriter Laboratories (UL) has
approved the generic use of up to 16% isobutanol in UL 87A pumps by any
manufacturer meeting ASTM specifications, providing all of the service
stations across the country with the assurance that isobutanol blended
gasoline will work in their current gasoline pumps without the need to
purchase new equipment.
Gevo has been working with UL for several years to approve the use of
isobutanol in UL 87A pumps. UL in working with various companies and
independent laboratories compiled data for their scientific
determination on isobutanol. Gevo sponsored a large study based on SAE
J1681 and using a model created in a previous UL investigation with
ethanol-surrogate gasoline fuel blends.
"I am very pleased with what we have accomplished with UL. They are
great organization to work with in the commercialization of
isobutanol," said Glenn Johnston, Executive Vice President for
Regulatory Affairs at Gevo. "This removes another hurdle in the
commercialization of renewable isobutanol in on-road gasoline."
Gevo Sponsored Research Leads to UL Approval
Published January 2, 2014
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