Carbon Neutral Gets Its Start in the Production Process

There are all sorts of ways to create biofuel from a variety of available feedstocks and using different methods. All fuels burned in internal combustion engines release carbon into the atmosphere. Biofuels release the right kind of carbon—carbon that is already in the active atmospheric cycle. Fossil fuels add carbon to that cycle, and they do it at an alarming rate. That’s why we’ve climate change, global warming, ocean acidification, and many more related problems.

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Gevo’s entire business model is to make fuels that are carbon neutral or better. Every step of the way, we remove carbon from the process:

  • We work with the farmers who grow our feedstock biomass—the plants we grow to make our biofuel—to produce more, capture more carbon, and release less greenhouse gas to the atmosphere.
  • We devise production processes, that use less energy, and employ wind turbines and manure digesters that produce renewable energy to power our plants.
  • Gevo biofuels are the primary product, but we also manufacture of co-products, such as high-protein animal feed, that help to reduce the carbon intensity of our overall process.