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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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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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