Gevo is a leading renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company. We are developing biobased alternatives to petroleum-based products using a combination of synthetic biology and chemistry. We plan to produce isobutanol, a versatile platform chemical for the liquid fuels and petrochemicals markets. Isobutanol has broad market applications as a solvent and a gasoline blendstock that can help refiners meet their renewable fuel and clean air obligations. It can also be further processed using well-known chemical processes into jet fuel and feedstocks for the production of synthetic rubber, plastics and polyesters.
We envision the development and commercialization of biorefineries that can connect the ethanol industry’s infrastructure and agricultural supply chain to the petrochemical industry’s infrastructure of existing refineries and pipelines. We hope to see biorefineries deliver low carbon solutions, provide renewed economic prosperity to rural areas and contribute to energy independence from fossil fuels.
We have pioneered a platform technology based on a proprietary fermentation method that relies on an innovative biocatalyst and the efficient separation of isobutanol. The combination of these two proprietary innovations, Gevo’s Integrated Fermentation Technology® (GIFT®), was designed to enable the low cost retrofit of existing ethanol capacity for isobutanol production. This provides Gevo a faster route to market. And, when cellulosic biomass processing technology is ready for commercialization, we plan to deploy cellulosic butanol technology.
Our strategy is to develop technology for the production of a building block for biobased fuels and chemicals that can be sold directly into existing refining and petrochemical value chains to provide customers with a bio-derived alternative to fossil fuels at a price that is competitive and less volatile than petroleum.