ADM, Gevo sign MoU to produce 500m gal of sustainable aviation fuel

Author: Janet Miranda

2021/10/25

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Agricultural processing company, ADM and Gevo, a renewable fuels company, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other low-carbon fuels.

Under the MoU, Gevo will transform about 900m gal (3.41bn litres) of ethanol from its dry mills across the US Midwest to produce approximately 500m gal of SAF.

Isobutanol is expected to be produced at a proposed new facility in Decatur, Illinois. The plant would use carbon capture and sequestration to reduce emissions.

“The potential conversion of 900m gal of ethanol - more than half of our production capacity - to serve growing demand for sustainable aviation fuel would represent a major step in the continued evolution of our Carbohydrate Solutions business to focus increasingly on new, high-growth opportunities,” said ADM Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano.

The companies will work to enter into definitive agreements. Production of SAF could begin in the 2025-2026 timeframe.

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