Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Judge Robinson rules in Gevo/Butamax TRO matter

The Minneapolis Star Tribune noted

In a temporary restraining order, U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson [of D. Delaware] limited shipments of isobutanol from the Luverne plant [of Gevo] to Sasol, an international energy and chemical company, and the Air Force for fuel testing. The order remains in effect while the judge considers Butamax's request for an injunction against Gevo.

See New Minnesota biofuel plant in Luverne faces patent fight

Bloomberg reported in the story titled DuPont, BP Win Temporary Halt To Rival Isobutanol Sales :

U.S. District Court Judge Sue Robinson, in Wilmington, Delaware, issued an order yesterday limiting Gevo Inc. from shipping the chemical, used in making biofuels, to new customers. The company can continue selling isobutanol to Sasol Chemical Industries Ltd. and the U.S. Air Force, Robinson said.


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