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Gevo to supply renewable gasoline to City of Seattle in US

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Renewable fuels producer Gevo has won a bid from the City of Seattle in the US to provide renewable gasoline to its fleet vehicles.

The company has been awarded a four-year contract, with three two-year extensions, to supply at least 20,000 gallons per year of renewable isobutanol and 600,000 gallons per years of renewable isooctane to the City of Seattle.

According to the City of Seattle, transportation accounts for over 60% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Puget Sound region. The city is therefore committed to reducing emissions from its citywide fleet, in support of its Climate Action Plan.

Seattle has made ‘greening the fleet’ part of its Green Fleet Action Plan, which has been a significant effort over the past decade with two key goals. The first is to reduce GHG emissions by 50% by 2025; the second is to use only fossil-free fuel by 2030.

“The City of Seattle is making a measurable difference, and together, we can reach the goals of its Green Fleet Action Plan,” commented Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo. “The city is again illustrating what is possible; to break away from fossil-based fuels and to reduce CO2 and particulate emissions, as well as other related pollution. These volumes are a great initial starting point to make some real change. Gevo will again supply isobutanol then migrate into our renewable gasoline through the use of isooctane, once the Luverne plant is expanded up to 10-12 million gallons per year.”

Gevo has partnered with Scooter J Logistics and Small and Sons Oil Distribution Company to deliver the final blended renewable gasoline. These companies will coordinate the blending, logistics and delivery of the renewable fuel to the City of Seattle.

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