Gevo Inc. is progressing with development of its planned Net-Zero 1 (NZ1) project for production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a 245-acre site near Lake Preston, SD.
Since breaking ground on the project in September 2022, Gevo, by mid-January 2023, has substantially completed front-end engineering and design (FEED) on NZ1, with detailed engineering ongoing and equipment procurement set to begin soon, the operator said.
With detailed planning already for this year’s construction activities already under way, Gevo confirmed the NZ1 SAF project remains on schedule for operational startup in 2025.
First announced in January 2021 and designed to include carbon capture and storage (CCS) as well as on-site renewable electricity generation via a combined heat and power system, the NZ1 SAF project, if realized, will use a feedstock of renewable materials to produce 55 million gal/year of SAF that—when burned—will have potential to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the entire lifecycle, Gevo said.
Gevo—which confirmed recent selection of a yet-to-be-identified engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the development—said it plans to finalize the EPC contract and reach final investment decision for NZ1 by yearend 2023.