By completing ISCC certification, Gevo has verified that the feedstock, in this case field corn, is being grown in a manner that is socially, environmentally, and ethically responsible. This certification is a voluntary step Gevo took to further ensure the protection of high carbon stock lands and high biodiverse areas.
The certification also addresses the following criteria: good agricultural practices to protect soil, water, and air; safe working conditions; compliance with human, labor, and land rights; compliance with laws and international treaties; and good management practices and continuous improvement.
Gevo is in the business of offering renewable resource based fuel products as an alternative to fossil based fuel products. 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 fertilizer, 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.—Patrick Gruber, Gevo’s Chief Executive Officer
ISCC PLUS is a sustainability certification scheme for bio-based applications like chemicals, food and feed products and applications in the bioenergy sector.