More Info »"/>

The Triton

Where in the World

EPA OKs route for Isobutanol

ADVERTISEMENT

Colorado-based biofuel company Gevo has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its isobutanol to be an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS). The biofuel uses starch from feed corn to produce an alcohol.

With a partial substitution of fossil-based energy sources with green energy sources, such as biogas, it should be possible for Gevo to achieve the 50 percent or greater greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reduction needed to claim the advanced D5 Renewable Identification Number (RIN).

“The new EPA pathway combines the lowest cost carbohydrate feedstock sources with green energy, resulting in advanced fuels with a significant GHG reduction,” Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber said. “It is worth noting that this pathway leads to the only advanced biofuel that has potential to significantly lower GHGs while also generating large amounts of protein for animal feed. This feed corn, which is not used for human consumption, is what the local farmers are calling ‘low-carbon corn’ because of the advanced farming techniques they use to minimize chemical inputs, the low-till/no-till fields that are building up soil carbon, and the high yields that they achieve, which minimizes land use. We expect that the approval of this pathway will open up new business opportunities for Gevo, while driving sustainable environmental improvements.”

Related Posts...
Michigan-based TecNiq has launched P10 and P11 LED boat spreader Read more...
Fort Lauderdale-based ThrowRaft has received U.S. Coast Guard approval for Read more...
Canada-based ExactEarth Ltd., a provider of Satellite AIS data services, Read more...
Rhode Island-based KVH Industries has launched a new service called Read more...
Michael Mathewson has joined Rhode Island-based FarSounder as director of Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

Triton networks with United Yacht Transport

Triton networks with United Yacht Transport

About 175 captains, crew and industry professionals joined The Triton to network with United Yacht Transport on the first day of summer in …

Crew on charter duty during America’s Cup races

Crew on charter duty during America’s Cup races

The crew on M/Y Rena are at work with yacht charters, even as America's Cup events race around them. Many guests are taking advantage of …

Sea Science: Ice governs aquatic life on Earth

Sea Science: Ice governs aquatic life on Earth

Sea Science: by Scott McDowell You need not be a sober scientist to realize that ice is lighter than water. We see cubes floating in our …

Lauderdale celebrates marine industry

Lauderdale celebrates marine industry

Hundreds of marine industry employees and local residents enjoyed the 4th annual Marine Industry Day in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. …