Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber presented testimony before the House Agriculture Committee this week on the future of climate smart crops and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with updated carbon accounting and a system that rewards farmers for sustainable practices.
Gruber outlined Gevo’s concept of a Net-Zero manufacturing plant for SAF they hope to be operational by 2025 and how existing ethanol plants can decarbonize to add jet fuel and hydrocarbon production by updating our lifecycle carbon accounting method to the Argonne GREET model. “There’s lots of carbon accounting models used around the world and we need to use the best, that’s the Argonne GREET model, it’s the gold standard, it’s the foundation for others.”
Because achieving net zero begins with sustainable farming practices, Gevo has just signed an agreement with digital agriculture company Farmers Edge to work together on a new type of carbon inset management program. “We think farmers should be paid for their corn and then be rewarded for the benefit they provide all of us in capturing carbon,” said Gruber.
Here is Gruber’s opening statement to the committee:
GEVO CEO Testifies at House Ag Hearing (4:55)