Project LIBERTY Groundbreaking Tuesday

Cindy Zimmerman

POET–DSM Advanced Biofuels will be celebrating the start of construction Tuesday on Project LIBERTY, the planned commercial-scale ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The joint venture between Dutch life sciences firm Royal DSM and ethanol giant POET announced the groundbreaking when the partnership was made public in January. “The joint venture anticipates that we’ll complete construction of Project LIBERTY and start …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, POET

Low-Fat Distillers Grains for Dairy

Cindy Zimmerman

POET is targeting dairy producers with the introduction of a new low-fat distillers grains product. The South Dakota-based ethanol producer notes that research indicates its new Dakota Gold Low Fat dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) can be fed to dairy cattle at a higher inclusion rate than traditional DDGS. According to Kip Karges, PhD, Technical Services and Research Director …

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POET Partners With DSM for Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol giant POET is partnering with a Netherlands-based life sciences company with the intention of making advanced biofuels a reality by next year. POET has announced a joint venture with Royal DSM to commercially demonstrate and license cellulosic bio-ethanol based on their proprietary and complementary technologies. POET–DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, is scheduled to start production in the second half of …

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POET Pipeline Project Postponed

Cindy Zimmerman

Without a federal loan guarantee, POET has put a proposed dedicated ethanol pipeline project on hold for now, according to company officials. “We continue to believe that the pipeline is a viable project with tremendous benefits for the country,” said POET Founder & CEO Jeff Broin, “But with little prospects for a federal loan guarantee in the near future we …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, POET

POET Continues to Cut Water Use at Ethanol Plants

Ann Marie Edwards

POET is now more than 75 percent of the way to achieving its water reduction goal of one billion gallons annually by 2015 at the company’s ethanol plants. This year POET reduced water use by more than 770 million gallons compared to 2009 by using the company’s Total Water Recovery System at their 18th ethanol production facility, POET Biorefining in …

Ethanol, Facilities, POET, water

POET Ramps Up Production of Corn Oil for Biodiesel

Ann Marie Edwards

By the end of 2011, POET will be producing enough corn oil as feedstock for 12 million gallons of biodiesel per year. POET has been selling Voilà corn oil for biodiesel and feed markets since January. With its patent-pending technology expanding to a total of six plants, POET has increased its capacity. POET Biorefining in Hudson, South Dakota, was the …

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POET CEO Update on Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry leader POET is making “tremendous strides” in the development of ethanol from biomass for commercial use, according to company CEO Jeff Broin. Broin talked with farm broadcasters at last week’s National Association of Farm Broadcasting meeting last week in Kansas City to provide an update on Project LIBERTY, a cellulosic ethanol plant project in Emmetsburg, Iowa. “When we …

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Farmers Harvest Biomass for Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers in north central Iowa have harvested 61,000 tons of corn crop residue to produce cellulosic ethanol, but delivery to POET’s Project LIBERTY plant in Emmetsburg is contingent on funding of a federal program that provides incentives for biomass production. Some 100 farmers are waiting for word on the status of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) in the 2012 …

Cellulosic, corn, Ethanol, POET

DOE Finalizes Cellulosic Ethanol Loan Guarantee

Cindy Zimmerman

The Department of Energy has finalized a $105 million loan guarantee to support the development of one of the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants. POETThe loan guarantee and financing allows POET to construct Project LIBERTY, a 25 million-gallon-per-year cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. “This project represents a pioneering effort to make broad scale deployment of cellulose ethanol a …

Cellulosic, Ethanol, Government, POET

POET Forms Biomass Alliance with Earth Partners

Cindy Zimmerman

POET announced a new alliance this week with The Earth Partners to develop “a sustainable supply of biomass that helps restore degraded land.” The project, called Conservation Biomass, will initially be used for heat and power generation and eventually liquid fuel production. As part of their ongoing ecological restoration work, The Earth Partners will work with farmers and conservation property …

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