Gevo

Gevo Inc., which operates Agri-Energy in Luverne, announced Friday it will cease operations at the biofuel production plant.      The close was effective Friday and terminates the employment of 27 workers.      “We will resume production once the economy is up and running again,” said Gevo...
A truck from Anderson Truck Service of St. Cloud transports a 180-foot-long wind turbine blade down Luverne Main Street Dec. 18. It was the last of six blades delivered for Gevo to the Rock County Wind Fuel project currently under construction west of Luverne.
The last of six wind turbine blades were escorted through Luverne Dec. 23 on their way to the Rock County Wind Fuel project west of town. The blades, 180 feet in length, were transported by a semitrailer with special blade holding apparatus to the site 2 1/2 miles west of Luverne on County Road 4....
Another wind turbine is planned for Luverne Township section 17. Rock County Commissioners tabled a conditional use permit to allow construction to begin later this year.
Rock County Commissioners tabled a conditional use permit request for construction of two wind turbines west of Luverne in Luverne Township. In Tuesday’s 4-to-1 vote, commissioners will consider the issue again at their Sept. 10 meeting. Commissioner Gary Overgaard cast the lone “no” vote. He said...
The Rock County Board of Adjustment granted two property line setback easements to Gevo Inc. of Luverne for its wind fuel project after a July 1 public hearing. The project involves construction of two 2.4-megawatt wind turbines about 2 1/2 miles west of the Luverne renewable energy production...
Gevo, Inc. and Juhl Energy Development are proposing locating two wind turbines about two miles west of the Gevo biofuel production plant near Luverne. Organizers are seeking a variance because the turbines are too close to neighboring property lines. The public hearing for the variance is Monday.
Organizers of the first wind energy project under Rock County’s new renewable energy ordinance are asking for a variance because one setback requirement cannot be met. The public hearing is at 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the Rock County Law Enforcement Center in Luverne. Gevo Inc. proposes erecting...
Patrick Gruber, chief executive office of Gevo, Inc., explains plans to use wind turbines to power the Luverne plant to a group of about 30 people, mainly Gevo Luverne employees, June 4 at Take 16 Brewing Co. in Luverne.
Under a two-phase plan announced June 4, the Gevo, Inc., plant in Luverne is expected to become the first bio-based production company to use wind and livestock manure as energy sources to reduce its carbon footprint on the environment. Gevo purchased the Agri-Energy production facility on the...
Minnesota corn made history Tuesday when Alaska Airlines flew with alcohol-to-jet biofuel made from corn at the Gevo plant in Luverne. The recently certified fuel underwent extensive testing and analysis and received certification from ASTM International last month. Tuesday’s flights were the first...
Luverne firefighters work to extinguish a dryer fire at Gevo Monday night.
The Luverne Fire Department and Rock County ambulance responded to a report of a dryer fire around 11:30 p.m. Monday at the Gevo plant on the west side of Luverne. According to Fire Chief David Van Batavia, when firefighters arrived at the scene flames were coming from a dryer, but the blaze was...
For the second time this year, a local business has missed a tax payment resulting in a penalty involving thousands of dollars. Gevo Inc. of Luverne submitted its second half property tax payment to the Rock County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office a day after the Oct. 15 deadline. The $209,740 payment...
Gevo will increase isobutanol production at the Luverne plant to nearly 1 million gallons in 2016, nearly 10 times the rate of current production. Corporate officials made the announcement last week on the heels of a patent lawsuit settlement with Butamax in August. “The settlement with Butamax...

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