Gevo and Axens North America, Inc., established a strategic alliance aimed at accelerating the commercialization of sustainable ethanol-to-jet (ETJ) projects in the United States. The alliance means that Axens will bring technologies required to convert ethanol into jet fuel including more than 60 related patents, engineering packages, proprietary catalysts, and certain proprietary equipment, as well as providing process guarantees for commercial ETJ projects.
Gevo expects to develop, own, and operate ETJ plants to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). We will use our expertise in renewable alcohol production and technologies, apply our Net-Zero business model; employ our project-financing expertise, as well as our customer relationships and contracts.
Axens is the right kind of partner for Gevo, with a long history of developing and commercializing best in class technology to convert olefins, such as ethylene, propylene, and butylene into hydrocarbon fuels and blend stocks such as gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel fuel.
Over 30 years of commercial operation, Axens has more than 60 commercial olefin oligomerization technology deployments, and more than 60 related patents across this technology chain.