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DSM expects POET plant to produce cellulosic ethanol from July

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 […]

April 3, 2014 More

POET-DSM joins Advanced Ethanol Council

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 […]

March 16, 2014 More

Poet says $250 million second generation ethanol plant will be online by June

In Iowa, Poet says its $250 million corn stover ethanol plant will be online from June with between 7 million and 12 million gallons of ethanol expected to be produced this year. The facility will have a nameplate capacity of 25 million gallons. Construction of the facility should be done by April.

February 20, 2014 More

POET looking to build $350 million corn ethanol plant in Brazil

In Brazil, POET representatives met with the government of Mato Grosso do Sul last Friday where the company hopes to build a $350 million corn-based ethanol plant. The facility would produce 50 million liters of ethanol per year from 350,000 metric tons of corn.

February 17, 2014 More

POET: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Company description: POET, the largest ethanol producer in the world, is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. The 23-year-old company produces more than 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol and 10 billion pounds of high-protein animal feed annually from 27 production facilities nationwide. POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, is a 50/50 […]

February 13, 2014 More

Vilsack; POET, LanzaTech, Beta Renewables, Genomatica, DuPont, Solazyme, KiOR, Raizen, REG execs win Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy poll for 2013-14

In the annual poll, voters reward key fighters on the RFS2 front, companies reaching scale, and pioneers in renewable chemicals. Top 300 recognized. In Florida, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack headed the “Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy” as voted by the readers of The Digest and the publication’s editorial board. Vilsack was followed […]

December 31, 2013 More

POET Emmetsburg plant on schedule

In Iowa, POET’s Emmetsburg commercial cellulosic bioethanol plant remains on-schedule for startup in the first part of 2014. Construction progress to date includes a completed biomass receiving and grinding building, completed saccharification, fermentation tanks, and processing areas, as well as the completed cooling tower and underground utilities. Project LIBERTY will produce up to 20 mgy […]

December 29, 2013 More

POET’s Liberty project to start commissioning in January

In Iowa, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuel’s first commercial cellulosic bio-ethanol plant remains on schedule for startup in the first part of 2014 as workers continue equipment installation and other activity through the winter. The plant, dubbed “Project LIBERTY,” will produce 20 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel per year – later ramping up to 25 million gallons […]

December 24, 2013 More

POET-DSM’s Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant, in pictures

In Iowa, POET-DSM reports that Project Liberty, the cellulosic bioethanol plant currently under construction in Emmetsburg, is on schedule and they look forward to start-up and commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from corn crop residue “in early 2014″. Click here to download the company’s quarterly biomass newsletter titled, “THE HARVEST” sent out to area farmers […]

December 19, 2013 More

POET’s Emmetsburg plant on-schedule

In Iowa, POET and Royal DSM have announced that their Emmetsburg plant is on-schedule to open early next year. The $250M plant will make up to 20 mgy, and will be the first POET’s first cellulosic facility. The company expects to encounter several glitches along the way, but anticipates being able to work them out […]

September 23, 2013 More