ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gevo, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEVO) announced today the appointment of Johannes Minho Roth to Gevo's Board of Directors. Mr. Roth is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FiveT Capital Holding AG, a Zurich based independent asset management firm, established in 2006, that specializes in investment solutions for high net worth clients, family offices and institutional investors. Mr. Roth is also a member of the Board of Directors for Plug Power Inc.
Ganesh "Kish" Kishore who joined the Board in 2008, will resign from the Board after many years of service to the Company.
"I am very pleased to announce Minho's appointment to the board," said Dr. Patrick Gruber, Gevo's Chief Executive Officer. "Minho brings significant financing and investment experience that is highly relevant to a company like ours. I thank Kish for his long service and friendship, and I wish him the very best."
Gevo is a leading renewable technology, chemical products, and next generation biofuels company. Gevo has developed proprietary technology that uses a combination of synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering to focus primarily on the production of isobutanol, as well as related products from renewable feedstocks. Gevo's strategy is to commercialize biobased alternatives to petroleum-based products to allow for the optimization of fermentation facilities' assets, with the ultimate goal of maximizing cash flows from the operation of those assets. Gevo produces isobutanol, ethanol and high-value animal feed at its fermentation plant in Luverne, MN.Gevo has also developed technology to produce hydrocarbon products from renewable alcohols. Gevo currently operates a biorefinery in Silsbee, TX, in collaboration with South Hampton Resources Inc., to produce renewable jet fuel, octane, and ingredients for plastics like polyester. Gevo has a marquee list of partners including The Coca-Cola Company, Toray Industries Inc. and Total SA, among others. Gevo is committed to a sustainable bio-based economy that meets society's needs for plentiful food and clean air and water.
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