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POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY opens, as fantasy becomes real

POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY opens, as fantasy becomes real

September 3, 2014 |

POET-DSM’s 20 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant opens with hoopla, and heartfelt messages about the spirit of innovation, and a time for technology change and policy firmness. “Once, we all lived off the land, sun, wind and water and it provided everything we needed,” said DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma, surveying a crowd of more than […]

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POET-DSM’s Project Liberty Grand Opening: how and where to tune in

POET-DSM’s Project Liberty Grand Opening: how and where to tune in

September 2, 2014 |

They said it couldn’t be done. Repeatedly. Now, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, POET chairman Jeff Broin, DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma are on hand to open one of those “fantasy” cellulosic biofuels plants that are always supposed to be 5 years away. How and where to tune in. […]

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Dutch King to attend POET-DSM Project LIBERTY opening

Dutch King to attend POET-DSM Project LIBERTY opening

August 21, 2014 |

From the Netherlands, the Court of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has announced that the King will attend the Grand Opening of POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels’ Project LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The King will take part in the Grand Opening Ceremony to perform the formal opening activity, scheduled […]

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Poet-DSM to host Poet Liberty grand opening on Sept. 3

Poet-DSM to host Poet Liberty grand opening on Sept. 3

August 14, 2014 |

In Iowa, Poet-DSM expects to open its Project Liberty facility in Emmetsburg on Sept. 3. The cellulosic ethanol facility will produce 20 million gallons per year at first but will then ramp up to 25 million gallons. The opening event will include a tour, lunch and a flyover by a biofuel-powered airplane squad. Biomass is currently […]

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The Greensome Foursome: POET, Novozymes, Abengoa, NexSteppe on the industry outlook for 2014

The Greensome Foursome: POET, Novozymes, Abengoa, NexSteppe on the industry outlook for 2014

July 1, 2014 |

As several major cellulosic biofuels ventures head for scale in 2014, we look at the companies, the major barriers (as they see them) for further capacity-building, sources for future investment, and a focus on feedstock. In California, NexSteppe CEO Anna Rath, Novozymes North American president Adam Monroe, POET VP Doug Berven, and Abengoa Bioebnergy EVP […]

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Poet South Dakota plant can’t ship ethanol due to rail troubles following floods

Poet South Dakota plant can’t ship ethanol due to rail troubles following floods

June 30, 2014 |

In South Dakota, Poet’s plant in Hudson hasn’t been able to ship its ethanol since the Big Sioux River flooded 30 miles of track last week. The facility is still able to receive corn by truck but is waiting until the rail is back operational in order to ship the ethanol because it’s more efficient […]

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Gov. Branstad to sign Senate File 2344 at POET plant on Wednesday

Gov. Branstad to sign Senate File 2344 at POET plant on Wednesday

May 19, 2014 |

In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will sign Senate File 2344 into law at the POET- Coon Rapids ethanol facility this Wednesday. The bill will protect Iowa’s renewable fuels industry by extending the state’s biodiesel production tax credit and enhancing the state’s E15 retailer tax credit. The Governor and Lt. Governor […]

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University of Nebraska corn stover study slammed by USDA, ACORE, POET, and more

University of Nebraska corn stover study slammed by USDA, ACORE, POET, and more

April 27, 2014 |

In Nebraska, renewable experts, the EPA, and the research community alike have disputed a recent University of Nebraska study which concluded that fuel produced from cellulosic ethanol from corn residue could result in 7% more greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline in the short term. According to critics, the study was conducted under highly unrealistic conditions: […]

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DSM expects POET plant to produce cellulosic ethanol from July

DSM expects POET plant to produce cellulosic ethanol from July

April 3, 2014 |

In Iowa, DSM expects to begin producing cellulosic ethanol at its $250 million joint venture demo facility with POET in Emmetsburg in July. The companies expect to produce 12 million gallons this year and up to 25 million gallons from next year. The EPA says it expects to announce its RFS blending requirements, including cellulosic […]

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POET-DSM joins Advanced Ethanol Council

POET-DSM joins Advanced Ethanol Council

March 16, 2014 |

In Washington, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels has joined the Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC). “As a key player in the industry that has the proven know-how to scale up its advanced technology to commercial scale, POET-DSM is a strong, strategic addition to the Council’s ranks as cellulosic ethanol moves from the development stage to full-scale commercial production […]

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