Gevo, a leading
commercial producer of bio-based isobutanol, 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.
will provide opportunities for US distribution/service stations
to consider dispensing isobutanol-blended gasoline with present
gasoline pumps without the need to purchase new equipment.
years, Gevo has been working with UL on final approval to use
isobutanol in UL 87A pumps. UL in working with various
companies and independent laboratories compiled data for their
scientific determination on isobutanol.
a large study based on SAE J1681 and using a model created in a
previous UL investigation with ethanol-surrogate gasoline fuel
"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 onroad