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POET ethanol plant may start construction on efficiency projects ahead of summertime E15

POET ethanol plant may start construction on efficiency projects ahead of summertime E15

April 26, 2017 |

In South Dakota, construction could begin this year on a new fermenter and other improvements for the POET ethanol plant near Groton that should see production increase by up to 3 million gallons per year, though the state air quality permits the company applied for would allow for up to 13 million additional gallons indicating […]

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POET uses ingenuity from ND State University students to solve feedstock challenges

POET uses ingenuity from ND State University students to solve feedstock challenges

April 20, 2017 |

In South Dakota, POET worked with College of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering students at South Dakota State University to solve a major challenge that has impeded the use of some of its corn stover in its cellulosic ethanol production facility. Turning netwrap and twine intermingled with corn stalks, tree branches and chunks of debris into […]

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POET-DSM’s Project Liberty reaching production goals

POET-DSM’s Project Liberty reaching production goals

April 12, 2017 |

In Iowa, POET-DSM’s Project Liberty is reaching its production goals after coming online about a year ago with current yields of 70 gallons of cellulosic per ton of corn stover, near its goal of 72 gallons. The company plans to expand its technology to other facilities but not details were given as to timelines or […]

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POET Biorefining to decide on Marion expansion by month’s end

POET Biorefining to decide on Marion expansion by month’s end

March 23, 2017 |

In South Dakota, POET Biorefining is looking to invest up to $130 million to expand one of its existing 27 corn-based ethanol plants, with the Marion facility confirmed as being on the short list. The decision expected to be made by the end of this month would see production double, in the case of Marion […]

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POET’s two cases against California’s LCFS could result in suspension or major changes

POET’s two cases against California’s LCFS could result in suspension or major changes

March 9, 2017 |

In California, two court cases brought by POET against the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard have the potential to significantly change policy by either suspending the LCFS or by eliminating diesel from the law’s deficit and credit mechanism. The cases come in response to cases the company won against the LCFS in appellate court in […]

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POET suing ex-employee and Nelson Engineering for selling proprietary tech

POET suing ex-employee and Nelson Engineering for selling proprietary tech

March 7, 2017 |

In South Dakota, a former POET employee and Nelson Engineering have been sued in federal court by POET who claims the ex-employee broke a confidentiality agreement when he passed on the company’s proprietary fermentation technology with Nelson. What’s more, POET says that Nelson has been on-selling the technology received illegally to others in the industry. […]

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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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