Gevo has developed Alcohol-to-Jet pathways using proprietary technologies, including development through processes using ethanol and isobutanol to make SAF and other energy-dense renewable hydrocarbons. By collaborating with farmers and improving our processes, we’re committed to producing advanced renewable fuels with reduced carbon intensity.
Additionally, Gevo was awarded a patent in September 2021 for a process that encompasses upgrading ethanol and biobased alcohols into drop-in, bio-based SAF as well as renewable diesel. U.S. Patent No. 11,078,433 B2, titled “Conversion of Mixtures of C2 -C8 Olefins to Jet Fuel and/or Diesel Fuel in High Yield from Bio-Based Alcohols,” establishes a new technology and route to hydrocarbons that did not previously exist. Ethanol pathways can help the world meet the increasing demand for SAF, which aligns with our business model to develop technology that can be used to produce drop-in hydrocarbon fuels at scale.
To further contribute to GHG emissions reductions, we are identifying sustainably produced feedstock readily available to produce the raw materials that will allow us to make billions of gallons of SAF each year. Gevo applies these fuel pathways with an integrated approach to reducing carbon emissions and increasing sustainability across the whole business system. That means collaborating with farmers and partners who incorporate regenerative agriculture and sustainable farming techniques to grow a feedstock with reduced carbon intensity, while powering our processes with renewable energy from wind turbines, biogas and renewable natural gas, and combined heat and power (CHP).
Gevo builds sustainability in everything we do. That includes a focus on responsible land use, the production of high-value nutrition products to supply the food chain in meaningful ways, and the development of fuels that can be expected to produce net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over their entire lifecycle. The use of available resources within the framework of a circular economy enhances efficiency and offers opportunities for it to grow and multiply, and eventually increase exponentially. We’re thinking big, which is how we’re going to change the world.