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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.