Biofuels for Transportation: Reducing Carbon Dioxide

Transportation greenhouse gas emissions are a problem. Transportation is the number-one source of greenhouse-gas emissions in the U.S., supplanting electrical power generation in recent years. While it is expected that transportation-based greenhouse gas emissions are going to decrease as electric vehicles become more popular, those vehicles require substantial investment, both from the industrial sector to build more electric vehicles, from the transportation sector, where charging infrastructure must be built out, and from the consumer when they purchase the vehicles.

Biofuels hold the key to reducing carbon dioxide emissions today. Many biofuels already meet the standards set for transportation fuels, meaning they can drop in and do the job right now. Because they meet the standard, they can be combined with other fuels in the tank with no negative impact on operation. The result: Biofuels create a solution that can be implemented right now, in the cars, trucks, boats, and planes in use today.

Video: We Are Recycling Carbon

The carbon we put in our sustainable fuels comes from the atmosphere, rather than the ground. So we're reusing carbon that's already in the atmosphere. It makes a big difference.

COP26 Has Ended and Now It’s Time for Action—Drop-In Advanced Renewable Fuels Are a Good Start

As we learned from COP26, we’re shooting for Global Net-Zero by 2050. That is an admirable goal, but we’re already falling behind the pace as a planet. We need action now, and in ways that begin to slow the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere in measurable, meaningful amounts, and yet allow us to...
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Billions of Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Will Reduce the Carbon Intensity of Travel

VIDEO: Learn about sustainable aviation fuel and solving the problems of travel and GHG emissions. As travel restrictions are relaxed and people get back to flying like they used to, it’s as clear as the bright blue sky: The market for aviation fuel isn’t going anywhere. That was always one of the most compelling reasons...
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Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Changing What Is Possible

By Dr. Patrick Gruber, PhD, CEO, Gevo, Inc. Air travel has taken some serious lumps over the last couple of years. The pandemic hit, and fear of infection and crowded airports and planes combined with travel restrictions to reduce passenger flow to a trickle. Social media became a forum to highlight scenes of reduced air...
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Webinar: Clean Cities & Gevo

Municipal governments can take a leadership role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by partnering with Gevo through a Clean Cities program. The vehicles in service now can help hit emissions targets simply by changing fuel, thanks to our advanced bio-based renewable fuels with net-zero carbon emissions. Watch the webinar to learn more.
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