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Gevo to Present at the Cowen Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gevo, Inc. (Nasdaq:GEVO) announced today that Gevo's executive vice president and general counsel Brett Lund and chief financial officer Mark Smith will participate in a renewable biomaterials panel discussion at the Cowen and Company 41st Annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT. The conference is being held at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City.

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 has executed initial commercial-scale production runs at its 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 www.gevo.com.

About Cowen and Company

Cowen and Company serves a select group of quality companies, offering comprehensive investment banking services, including equity, equity-linked and debt financings and mergers and acquisitions advisory services. In addition, they offer their clients access to world-class research, as well as institutional sales and trading services.

Forward-Looking Statements

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Steve Halsey Gibbs & Soell for Gevo T: (212) 697-2600 shalsey@gibbs-soell.com Investor Contact: Chelsea DeLong PR & Marketing Coordinator T: (303) 588-6306 cdelong@gevo.com

Source:Gevo, Inc.