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