Gevo, Inc. : District Court Issues Final Judgment for Gevo

          Gevo, Inc. : District Court Issues Final Judgment for Gevo

Court enters judgment that Gevo does not infringe

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - April 11, 2013 - Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced  today 
that the United States District Court  for the District of Delaware entered  a 
final judgment in  favor of Gevo  and against Butamax  Advanced Biofuels,  LLC 
(Butamax), a 50/50 joint venture between DuPont and BP, ending the trial court
proceedings on Butamax's  Patent Nos.  7,851,188 ('188  Patent) and  7,993,889 
('889 Patent).

"We applaud the final judgment, which allows  us to focus on being the  leader 
in  commercializing  renewable  isobutanol  and  maintaining  our  freedom  to 
operate," said  Brett  Lund,  Gevo's  executive  vice  president  and  general 
counsel. "We feel vindicated that Butamax itself admitted that Gevo does  not 
infringe when the Court's interpretation of the patent claims is applied."

In the final judgment, the Honorable Judge Sue L. Robinson held, "It is hereby
ordered and adjudged this 10th  day of April 2013  that final judgment be  and 
hereby is  entered in  favor of  Defendant Gevo,  Inc. and  against  Plaintiff 
Butamax Advance Biofuels, LLC with respect to the claims relating to '188  and 
'889 Patents."  The final  judgment resulted  from the  Court's finding  that 
certain claims of the '889 Patent were invalid, Butamax's admission that  Gevo 
does not  literally infringe  under  the Court's  construction of  the  patent 
claims, and the Court's finding that Gevo does not infringe under the doctrine
of equivalents.

"This is a huge victory for Gevo and our shareholders," noted Patrick  Gruber, 
Ph.D., Gevo's chief executive officer. "I personally want to thank Brett, his
team, and the Cooley team for all their hard work in proving that we utilize a
proprietary technology.  Defending  our  freedom  to  operate  is  critically 

About Gevo

Gevo is a leading renewable chemicals and next-generation biofuels company.
Gevo's patent-protected, capital-light business model converts existing
ethanol plants into bio-refineries to make isobutanol. This versatile chemical
can be directly integrated into existing chemical and fuel products to deliver
environmental and economic benefits. Gevo started up its first commercial
isobutanol facility in Luverne, Minn., and has a marquee list of partners
including Coca-Cola, Sasol, and LANXESS, among others. Gevo is committed to a
sustainable bio-based economy that meets society's needs for plentiful food
and clean air and water. For more information, visit

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and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with
the SEC by Gevo.


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