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Gevo gains ISCC Plus certification for biofuels

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Renewable fuels producer Gevo has achieved International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) under the ISCC Plus scheme for food, feed, industrial applications, energy and biofuels outside Europe.

The ISCC certification demonstrates the company’s sustainable cultivation of corn, which is then converted into renewable isobutanol, or biobutanol.

ISCC Plus enables Gevo to validate the responsible nature of its liquid transportation fuels and to highlight the traceability of its biofuel. Gevo undertook the process to achieve certification voluntarily to ensure the protection of high carbon stock lands and high biodiverse areas.

“Gevo is in the business of offering renewable resource based fuel products as an alternative to fossil based fuel products,” said Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo. “This ISCC certification is another step to proving the sustainability of our isobutanol. Field corn, grown with modern technology, like lower tillage cultivation and precision application of fertiliser, not only generates low cost carbohydrate feedstock, but also an enormous amount of protein that we sell into the food chain. Our farmers are accomplishing something important: reducing carbon through agriculture, and producing raw material so we can produce fuels and food.

“The game has changed. Agriculture has the tremendous potential to fight the pollution of fossil based fuels, when it is done right.”