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Jack Huttner Joins Gevo Management Team

Bio-industry veteran to lead public affairs efforts

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – August 31, 2009 – Gevo, Inc. a leader in developing advanced bio-based fuels and chemicals, today announced it has named Jack Huttner as Executive Vice President, Commercial and Public Affairs. Huttner will be responsible for external affairs including trade, media and government relations.

Huttner brings decades of biotechnology and biofuels experience to Gevo, further strengthening the company’s position as it develops technologies for converting isobutanol into chemicals, jet fuel, gasoline, diesel, fuel blendstocks and PETE. Prior to joining Gevo, Huttner served as vice president of commercial and public affairs at Dupont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol. Prior to joining the joint venture, he was vice president of biorefinery business development at Genencor, the industrial biotechnology division of Danisco A/S. Before that, Huttner had global responsibility for communications and external affairs at Genencor International, Inc. where he helped shape Genencor’s leadership position in industrial biotechnology.

In 1998, Huttner was instrumental in the formation of the industrial section of BIO, the world’s largest biotechnology organization, where he served as the section’s board chairman for six years. He has also served on the executive committee of Brussels-based EuropaBio and was appointed by the Clinton administration to co-chair the Bioenergy Technical Advisory Committee overseeing the federal government’s $300 million bioenergy R&D budget.

“Gevo is at a critical point in its growth,” said Dr. Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo. “As we rapidly approach large-scale production and commercialization, it’s essential we have a seasoned advocate like Jack Huttner working on behalf of Gevo—and on behalf of the bio-based fuels and chemicals industry.”

“Our technology for making low-cost building blocks can be used to produce materials such as the plastic for flat-screen TVs and computers, PETE for packaging and fibers, as well as renewable hydrocarbons like isooctene and isooctane for the gasoline market, and renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel blendstocks,” continued Gruber. “Our approach is to retrofit existing ethanol plants to produce more valuable products for the chemical and fuels industries. We have the ability to deliver hydrocarbons from renewables at costs lower than they can be made from oil. We like that a lot.”

Gruber continued: “Jack has a proven track record working with government and inter-government organizations, environmental NGOs, farm interests and other stakeholders to develop common positions in support of industrial sustainability and the bio-based economy. He will play an essential part in bringing Gevo technology to commercial scale.”

About Gevo

Formed in 2005, Gevo is dedicated to bringing renewable, cost-effective alternatives for fossil fuels and chemicals to consumers worldwide. “Our goal is to meet the increasing demand for energy and chemicals while reducing our impact on the earth,” states CEO Dr. Patrick Gruber. Gevo will accomplish this by converting renewable resources into fuels and green chemicals. For more information about Gevo , go to

For More Information:

Brett Lund
Vice President
Gevo, Inc.
Phone: +1-303-858-8358

Mike O’Brien
Phone: +1-952-212-3380