Be a leading provider of scalable, reliable and sustainable feedstock solutions for the biofuels, biopower, biogas and biobased product industries.
NexSteppe is dedicated to pioneering the next generation of scalable, reliable, cost-effective feedstock solutions for the biofuels, biopower, biogas and biobased products industries. Using its world-leading germplasm collection, advanced breeding techniques and cutting-edge analytical technologies, NexSteppe is developing sorghum product lines tailored to the needs of these biobased industries and for bioremediation applications. NexSteppe is also refining crop management practices and supply chain operations to help provide optimized, fully-integrated feedstock solutions.
NexSteppe has launched three product lines, each with multiple hybrids adapted to different climates, seasons, supply chain approaches and other local agricultural needs. Its Palo Alto biomass sorghum hybrids provide a high-yield, low-moisture, cost-effective feedstock for biopower. Its Malibu sweet sorghum hybrids have been optimized to provide an easily accessible source of fermentable sugars for the production of biobased fuels, chemicals and other products. Its Metano Alto hybrids have been bred for higher methane yields in anaerobic digestion for production of biogas and biomethane. NexSteppe also has a fourth product line, Carbo Alto, which is being developed to provide higher yields and meet regulatory requirements as a feedstock for cellulosic conversion.
NexSteppe is a global company with established operations and products on the market in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Commercial partners have trialed its products in more than twenty countries on five continents. NexSteppe has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 list each year since 2012, recognized as one of the 50 hottest companies in the bioeconomy each year since 2014 and was named Fortune’s “Great Green” start-up at the 2014 Fortune Brainstorm Green conference.
Through the development and commercialization of these tailored crops and integrated feedstock solutions, NexSteppe is laying a foundation for a sustainable and secure future for our economy, our environment, and our energy supply.