A plant science advance in biofuel abundance
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The most scalable and beneficial biofuel feedstock, by far
The greatest challenge to the wide adoption of renewable fuels has been the limited availability of the plant oils and animal fats that are used today as feedstocks for the vast majority of biofuels. The constrained supply and volatile prices of food-based plant oils and grains account for over 80% of the cost of biofuel production.
GCEH's dry-land, rotational crop strategy increases the total volume of feedstocks available in the market--in a hugely scalable way--without impacting or being impacted by food market prices. There are more than 15-million acres of fallow, dry-land, agricultural fields in our eight targeted US states every year.
GCEH's agricultural subsidiary, Sustainable Oils holds 18+ patents or patents pending
for Camelina sativa plant production.
Our path forward includes the further development of our technology to produce greater volumes of purpose-grown feedstock, improve genetics to increase overall yield per acre, and improve plant oil chemistry to enhance biorefinery efficiency.
Sustainable Oils is the first and only company to be granted a feedstock-only pathway by the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) for the production of renewable fuels under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (“LCFS”).
Taking profitable steps toward sustainable agriculture
In regions with a significant dry season or other factors, many growers are driven to keeping up to half their land fallow each year to allowing the recovery of soil moisture levels.
Sustainable Oils' camelina is a short-season, deep-rooted crop that can grow on land with only 10" to 15" of rain per year. In warmer areas, it can be winter-seeded, allowing growers to also have a double crop.
Either way, it offers many growers an opportunity to
replace costly fallow acres, increase asset utilization, and increase annual profitability.
GCEH's plan includes building grain storage facilities providing local consolidation delivery points for farmers on rail transportation hubs in key growing areas.
We work with growers to provide the predictability they need for making informed decisions about planting, land usage and revenue optimization.