Feedstocks and Agriculture

Corn Is a Very Efficient Feedstock for Producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Ever wonder why Gevo is focused on corn for use as a feedstock to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)? First of all, consider the scale. If we’re going to move the dial on carbon intensity in a market like jet fuel, we need to have the volume to replace millions of gallons of fossil-based fuels....

Gevo Breaks Ground on Net-Zero 1 Site in Lake Preston, South Dakota

Gevo held the groundbreaking of its first commercial-scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility, Net-Zero 1 (NZ1) in Lake Preston, South Dakota. Gevo’s management team was joined today by a large contingent of dignitaries and honored guests, including government officials, representatives from partner companies and customers, business leaders, local farmers, and members of the media to...

Another Momentous Milestone Achieved: Gevo Has Purchased the Land for the New Net-Zero 1 Facility

Gevo has closed on the purchase of approximately 245 acres near Lake Preston, South Dakota, for its first commercial-scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility, Net-Zero 1. We initially optioned the site for purchase in December of 2020, and we chose this site because it is very favorable for producing low-carbon SAF. Gevo completed more than...

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...

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),...

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: 1. GREET rewards enterprise and ingenuity—when science gains a deeper understanding of...

How Does the World Treat Key LCA Aspects Compared To Argonne GREET?

Several biofuel regulations and programs have been adopted globally in the past 13 years. They are based on LCA carbon intensities, and some of them have benefited from the GREET model: The California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (with CA-GREET3.0) The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation by the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO...

Gevo Plans a Ready Supply of Lignocellulosic Feedstock Through a Memo of Understanding with Sweetwater Energy

Gevo, Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sweetwater Energy, Inc., regarding the use of sustainably sourced agricultural residues and woody biomass as a feedstock for producing cellulosic alcohols and energy-dense renewable liquid hydrocarbons. 

Gevo Partner Farmers Use Advanced Techniques to Build Better Soil and Improve Yield

By Dr. Pat Gruber, PhD, CEO, Gevo, Inc. Gevo’s partner farmers place their rows to optimize organic soil content year to year. The world is changing, quickly, and right before our very eyes. At Gevo we think this change is good: People are demonstrating their ability and willingness to change their opinions about important issues...

Low-Carbon Meat and the Circular Economy

The problem of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change is so large that it’s going to take every solution we can figure out. Every source of GHGs can be reduced, including agriculture sources, such as meat.
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