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Dr. Ganesh M. Kishore Joins Gevo Board of Directors
Englewood, CO – May 14, 2008 – Gevo, Inc. announced today that Dr. Ganesh M. Kishore has joined the company’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Kishore is a Managing Director of biotechnology investment firm Burrill & Company and CEO of Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund (MLSCF). He has a distinguished track record in biotechnology R&D and business development. Dr. Kishore’s appointment to the Board coincides with Burrill & Company and MLSCF’s investment in Gevo.

“Gevo is well positioned to commercialize advanced biofuels that will play a major role in fulfilling our future energy needs while reducing our dependence on fossil fuels,” said Dr. Kishore. “I look forward to contributing to the company’s success.”

“Adding an industry expert with a long track record of success in biotechnology like Dr. Kishore to our board is a major advancement for our company,” said Dr. Pat Gruber, CEO of Gevo. “His leadership and experience in the biofuels and industrial biotech industries will be invaluable in helping Gevo execute on its business plan.”

Dr. Kishore has served as Vice President, Science & Technology and Chief Biotechnology Officer of DuPont. He was also Co-President, Nutrition & Consumer Sector and Assistant Chief Scientist/Chief Biotechnologist for Monsanto Company, where his contributions included the discovery, development and commercialization of ag-bio products. Dr. Kishore received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Indian Institute of Science and undertook Postdoctoral Training at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the American Society of Plant Physiologists. Dr. Kishore also serves as the chairperson for the St. Louis RCGA’s Bioenergy Group: as a member of the Board of Overseers School of Nutrition and Policy, Tufts University; on the National Research Advisory Council of Washington University at St. Louis; and as Fellow and Trustee of the St. Louis Science Academy and numerous other non-profit boards.

“It is not often a company has the opportunity to add a distinguished and experienced individual like Dr. Kishore to its board,” said Vinod Khosla, whose Khosla Ventures is a founding investor in Gevo. “We look forward to the invaluable contributions Dr. Kishore will make.”

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 increasing energy demands while reducing our impact on the earth,” said Gruber. "We will accomplish this by converting renewable resources into fuels and green chemicals.” For more information about Gevo, Inc. please visit

For More Information:

Tom Dries
Vice President, Business Development
Gevo, Inc.
Phone: +1-303-858-8358

Mike O’Brien
Phone: +1-952-212-3380