Better Methods Improve Crop Yields the Right Way

It all starts with the soil. Healthy soil enables renewable, sustainable, carbon raw materials. Around our plant in Luverne, Minnesota, soil carbon is increasing as farmers use sustainable farming practices.

The crops are growing, year after year. Thanks to low-till and no-till farming methods, such as zone-tilling, the carbon is being sequestered in the soil. The benefits to the farmer are substantial, as much of the stover remains in the fields, while some goes to feed livestock, which contribute manure to fertilize the fields. This makes for less synthetic fertilizer required to be bought and spread, which means the farmer has to invest less to have better yield.

We’d like to see a business system that links and rewards farmers for improving sustainability of growing crops and improving the land and ecosystems. What will it take? It takes a business system that values sustainability throughout the whole supply chain. Gevo has the potential to make the connections happen and accelerate sustainable development of and growth of growing raw materials to displace petro-based carbon.

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Learn more about how sustainable farming practices can make a huge difference in the amount of carbon sequestered in the soil, improve crop yield with each growing season, and contribute to net-zero carbon in transportation fuels.

Gevo Whitepaper – Sustainable Farming Practices and Advanced Renewable Fuels
Intertwining science and nature to create fuel for the future.

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Gevo CEO Dr. Patrick Gruber Testifies Before Congress: House Committee on Agriculture 2022 Review of Farm Bill: Energy and Renewable Energy

Dr. Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo, Inc., testified on the topics of Energy and Renewable Energy. His testimony put several salient facts before the Committee on Agriculture for the 2022 Review of the Farm Bill. Dr. Gruber testified that, according to the EPA, roughly 75 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from fossil fuels used...
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Mar

Gevo Believes Argonne GREET Is the Superior Model

We can’t improve what we don’t measure. No matter how good the science and technology are, if we’re not accounting for all aspects of the emissions from transportation, industrial processes, and agriculture, there is no way to meet the lofty goals needed to protect the planet, nor can participants be appropriately compensated. Life-cycle analysis (LCA),...
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Gevo Believes Argonne GREET Counts Carbon Intensity the Best Way We Know How

Argonne GREET was developed to consider carbon intensity related to the energy and environmental effects of fuels and vehicle technologies. The DOE has supported its implementation in the fuel market, and we believe it is the best model for U.S.-based companies. Here’s why: GREET rewards enterprise and ingenuity—when science gains a deeper understanding of how...
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