Our Energy-Dense Liquids Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

We are dedicated to delivering low-carbon sustainable fuels and chemicals. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that causes our planet to warm when it reaches high levels in our atmosphere. It is also our renewable carbon source.

Using Carbon of Today for a Brighter Tomorrow

We use the carbon in the atmosphere to make renewable alternatives for non-sustainable, greenhouse-gas-generating fossil fuels. How do we do that? That’s the easy part, since we’re using nature’s systems to help reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere. Growing plants remove carbon from the atmosphere as part of photosynthesis, and in turn they create the starches we need to make energy-dense liquids.

Our Next-Generation Biofuels Are Technology to Store Renewable Energy

This is not new technology—in fact Henry Ford developed his cars to be able to run on ethanol, an industrial alcohol made through fermentation. But as much as it is the same, Gevo’s proprietary processes make it far different. Thanks to leaps ahead in synthetic biology and industrial chemistry, our technologies make it possible to have renewable fuels that can do the things that our modern world needs.

Biofuel Examples:

Here is a list of the energy-dense liquids that Gevo makes (check back often because we’re always looking at new and better ways to offset carbon in the atmosphere):

  • Sustainable aviation fuel replaces petro-based jet fuel, reducing the carbon footprint of air transport.
  • Renewable isooctane replaces high-octane gasoline for performance cars and motorsports.
  • Renewable isobutanol is a building block for all of our energy-dense liquids. Isobutanol can also serve as an oxygenate that improves the sustainability and performance of the fuel with which it’s mixed.
  • Renewable diesel meets 2020 standards for reduced sulfur levels for marine applications in ports around the world, and also has the benefits of no particulates and reduced CO2.

The Added Benefits of Biofuel Production

The added benefits to Gevo’s proprietary biofuel production techniques include:

  • Helping farmers to sequester more carbon in the soil of their fields. Encouraged by Gevo they use regenerative farming techniques such as no-till and low-till methods that capture carbon in the soil (carbon that the plants removed from the atmosphere) and keep it there.
  • Making high-protein animal feed. Our animal feed results in healthier livestock. We capture the starch to use as a feedstock to create our energy-dense liquids.

Securities and Exchange Commission Scope 1 and Scope 2 Reporting Requirements

Measurement and reporting of sustainability efforts certainly are a core of Gevo’s business as a producer of high-value nutritional products and advanced renewable fuels and low-carbon chemicals. But the verification and value of these metrics are also expected to translate across a wide spectrum of the economy. Publicly traded companies, as part of the Security...
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A Partnership Between Gevo and Google Cloud Expects to Enable Users to Track and Verify Emissions Using Datasets and Analytics Tools

Gevo, Inc. is partnering with Google Cloud to measure and verify the efficacy of next-generation biofuels across the supply chain via full lifecycle sustainability data tracking. Using technology developed by Verity Tracking, a division of Gevo, the collaboration is expected to enable users to track and verify emissions using datasets and analytics tools from Google...
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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...
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Gevo Begins Startup of Its Renewable Natural Gas Project in NW Iowa on Schedule

Gevo has begun the process of bringing its wholly owned dairy manure-based renewable natural gas (RNG) project online. Located in northwest Iowa, the project is known as Gevo NW Iowa RNG, LLC  and it is expected to produce approximately 355,000 MMBtu of RNG per year.
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What Gevo Fuels and Processes Leave Out

At Gevo, we build our entire business around sustainability. That’s the whole principle behind our new Net-Zero 1 plant that we’re building in Lake Preston, South Dakota, where we expect to create energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons through processes that are sustainable.
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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

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 why Gevo chose to focus on transportation fuels in our plans for energy transition—it’s a...
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