Next-Generation Fuels and Chemicals Made from Sustainable Resources

Gevo’s product line focuses on decarbonization of the process to give our high-protein animal feed the lowest carbon levels in its life-cycle inventory (LCI) as possible. Additionally, each of the energy-dense liquids we derive from the leftover starch, as well as chemicals and other products have the lowest carbon life-cycle inventory (LCI) we can engineer. The LCI, based on the Argonne GREET model, is widely considered to be the best yardstick of true carbon intensity in sustainably produced animal feed as well as renewable fuels and chemicals produced to replace fossil fuels, because this metric takes into account the full range of carbon emissions and sequestration from all steps of the process.

Gevo produces high-protein animal feed, and with the leftover starch separated out of the same corn kernels, creates a full range of energy-dense liquids. We are constantly creating new chemicals to replace fossil fuels and petro-based chemicals, in addition to high-protein animal feed. The products include:

High-Protein Animal Feed

When Gevo uses sustainable corn as a feedstock, our process also produces ten pounds of high-protein animal feed for every gallon of fuel produced. The animal feed and the renewable fuel we make work together to derive better nutrition for the world and improved sustainability of every product we make. It certainly helps to drive down our carbon score that the animal feed has a market in close proximity to the facility.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

If the airline industry is going to achieve its goal to freeze emissions and achieve carbon-neutral growth by 2050, it must use low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel.

Renewable Gasoline

Based on a mix of isooctane, isobutanol, and ethanol, depending on the market, this renewable fuel could eventually replace petro-based fuels and blends.

Renewable Diesel

Made from a blend of fusel oils (a waste byproduct of fermentation) and isobutanol, Gevo’s renewable diesel has the potential to reinvent the transportation industry, and also has low sulfur content and no particulates.


High performance is what our isooctane is all about—it’s used in Formula 1 race cars in Europe and will give auto enthusiasts that track-day edge they’re looking for.


Sometimes known as biobutanol, isobutanol is a building block for many of Gevo’s fuel and chemical products, and its creation has been a key breakthrough for many energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons.


Gevo’s isobutylene is the starting point for many chemicals and can replace the fossil-fuel base on which so many rely, with a low carbon intensity that will appeal to a huge portion of the market.


The market for ethanol is the largest biofuel market in the world, and we can make it in our Luverne, Minnesota, plant.