Advanced biofuels- and biochemicals producer and process developer Gevo Inc., has announced that its renewable natural gas (RNG) project, Northwest Iowa Renewable Natural Gas project, Gevo NW Iowa RNG, LLC (Gevo RNG), was granted registration approval by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), allowing Gevo RNG to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.
Gevo previously estimated that approval for RFS Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) through RFS and carbon credits through California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program would happen in late 2022 or early 2023.
The work we are doing at the Northwest Iowa RNG operations is critical to Gevo’s work in the reduction of the carbon intensity of fuels. While Gevo RNG is just one piece of the circular economy that Gevo is building, the capture of manure to make RNG in the production of transportation fuels is a very important component, said Dr Chris Ryan, President and Chief Operating Officer at Gevo.
Gevo NW Iowa RNG generates RNG aka biomethane captured from dairy cow manure. The manure is supplied by three dairy farms located in Northwest Iowa totaling over 20 000 milking cows.
At full operational capacity, Gevo RNG is expected to generate approximately 355 000 MMBtu of RNG per year, which is marketed by BP Canada Energy Marketing Corp. and BP Products North America Inc. (collectively, “bp”) in California on behalf of Gevo.
Meeting the EPA registration requirements ahead of schedule is the direct result of the efforts of a dedicated team of hard-working individuals who demonstrate our collective commitment to this mission, ended Dr Chris Ryan.