8-K 1 gevo20190812_8k.htm FORM 8-K gevo20190812_8k.htm




Washington, D.C. 20549




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 7, 2019


Gevo, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other jurisdiction

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

of incorporation)


Identification No.)



345 Inverness Drive South, Building C, Suite 310 Englewood, CO 80112

(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (303) 858-8358



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class


Trading symbol


Name of exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   GEVO   Nasdaq Capital Market






Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company ☐


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Item 1.01.     Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On August 7, 2019, Gevo, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Renewable ATJ Purchase and Sale Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Air Total International, S.A. (“Air Total”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to supply renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (“ATJ”) to Air Total under a three-year offtake agreement, which may be extended for an additional four years upon mutual agreement by the parties. Air Total will initially purchase certain minimal quantities of ATJ produced at a demonstration hydrocarbons plant operated by the Company in partnership with South Hampton Resources, Inc. located in Silsbee, Texas. The Company expects to sell Air Total increasing amounts of ATJ upon the completion of two expansion projects to increase ATJ production capabilities at the Company’s biofuels production facility in Luverne, Minnesota. The first expansion project is referred to as the “Interim Project” and the second, larger expansion project is referred to as the “Expansion Project.” The Company will sell the ATJ under the Agreement at certain fixed prices over the term of the Agreement.


Either party may terminate the Agreement upon 30 days’ written notice if the Interim Project is not completed within two years of execution of the Agreement. The Agreement also contains customary representations, warranties, covenants and confidentiality provisions, and also contains mutual indemnification obligations. 


The foregoing description of the Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of such Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.     Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.






Renewable ATJ Purchase and Sale Agreement, effective July 26, 2019, between Gevo, Inc. and Air Total International, S.A..



Certain portions of the exhibit have been omitted pursuant to Rule 601(b)(10) of Regulation S-K. The omitted information is (i) not material and (ii) would likely cause competitive harm to the Company if publicly disclosed.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.













Dated: August 13, 2019





/s/ Geoffrey T. Williams, Jr.







Geoffrey T. Williams, Jr.







General Counsel and Secretary