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The Need for Speed: POET-DSM’s Project Liberty advances on yield and cost, but still seeking rate

The Need for Speed: POET-DSM’s Project Liberty advances on yield and cost, but still seeking rate

February 19, 2017 |

In Iowa, we reported late last week that POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels will build an on-site enzyme manufacturing facility in Emmetsburg, pending state and local approvals. It gives us a chance to review the progress with cellulosic biofuels. In that, you might find yourself in one of three camps, in looking at cellulosic’s slow ramp-up: 1. […]

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POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels to build on-site enzyme manufacturing at Project Liberty

POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels to build on-site enzyme manufacturing at Project Liberty

February 16, 2017 |

In Iowa, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels will build an on-site enzyme manufacturing (OSM) facility in Emmetsburg, pending state and local approvals. The facility will be integrated into the Project Liberty technology package, replicable in future facilities. For Project Liberty, the OSM will directly pipe enzymes into the Liberty production process without requiring downstream processing, stabilizers and […]

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POET’s Chancellor plant hits billion gallon mark

POET’s Chancellor plant hits billion gallon mark

February 12, 2017 |

In South Dakota, POET’s biorefining facility in Chancellor, South Dakota reached a production milestone of 1 billion gallons of high-quality ethanol in 2016, placing it at the vanguard of a rapidly-growing biofuels sector in the United States. The facility was also the first POET plant to hit 500 million gallons, a benchmark achieved in 2011. […]

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OSHA finds multiple safety violations at Poet Biorefining-Hudson

OSHA finds multiple safety violations at Poet Biorefining-Hudson

November 4, 2016 |

In South Dakota, federal investigators found multiple safety violations at a South Dakota ethanol refinery expansion project after a 38-year-old pipefitter suffered fatal burn injuries when ethanol spilled from a process pipe he was working on and was ignited by flames from nearby welding operations. On Nov. 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational […]

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Six POET biorefineries to install CHP systems

Six POET biorefineries to install CHP systems

October 11, 2016 |

In South Dakota, Six POET biorefineries in Ohio and Indiana are installing a new energy generation system using combined heat and power. These systems will reduce reliance on the electrical energy grid, recover waste energy for additional use in the plant and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The system will use steam in a turbine to generate […]

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POET sure both Clinton and Trump support biofuels

POET sure both Clinton and Trump support biofuels

September 22, 2016 |

In Washington, POET says both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump know the value of ethanol and biofuel as the company has worked hard with both of them to understand the benefits. Despite Trump’s snafu last week with a fact sheet outlining the malfunctioning of RINs and the RFS and Clinton’s alleged fascination with California’s Low […]

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POET et al South Dakota’s largest political contributors this cycle so far

POET et al South Dakota’s largest political contributors this cycle so far

August 29, 2016 |

In South Dakota, POET and its employees are the largest political contributor from the state during this election cycle, passing more than half a million dollars in contributions two months ahead of the election, more than it spend during the entire 2012 election cycle of $501,583. Only contributions of over $200 are counted in the […]

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POET’s CEO says boost in global ethanol consumption needed to avoid agri crisis

POET’s CEO says boost in global ethanol consumption needed to avoid agri crisis

June 22, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, POET’s CEO says a boost in ethanol consumption around the world is necessary to avoid a global agricultural crisis. Earlier this year, stagnant demand for ethanol led to higher production costs that translated to thin or negative margins for producers. Ensuring that demand increases over time will help to stabilize grain prices overall, […]

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POET expanding its cover crop research as part of Project LIBERTY sustainability work

POET expanding its cover crop research as part of Project LIBERTY sustainability work

June 22, 2016 |

In South Dakota, POET is expanding its cover crop research as part of soil sustainability work in Emmetsburg, Iowa for cellulosic ethanol development. The work is part of an ongoing commitment to helping farmers make sound management decisions around harvesting crop residue for cellulosic ethanol. To ensure proper land management, Iowa State University and USDA […]

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OSHA investigating fatal fire accident at POET Biorefining

OSHA investigating fatal fire accident at POET Biorefining

May 17, 2016 |

In South Dakota, OSHA is investigating the accidental death of a worker who was killed and another injured during a fire at POET’s biorefinery south of Hudson. The two workers were contracted by an outside company to do works on the facility. The worker who died sparked the fire while welding. The investigation into the […]

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