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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In Iowa, POET has begun hiring for their Iowa cellulosic plant, which is expected to open sometime early next year. Only managerial staff is currently being considered, said spokesman Steve Hartig.The company is currently in the middle of construction of the 25 mgy cellulosic ethanol plant which will use corn cobs, leaves, and husks as […]
In California, the Fifth District Court of Appeal issued its opinion in POET, LLC v. California Air Resources Board, which challenged the Low Carbon Fuel Standard adopted by the Air Resources Board. The Court ruled for POET on every one of its substantive challenges, reversed the decision of the Superior Court affirming the LCFS, and ordered […]
In Washington, ethanol giant POET has hired a DC lobbyist as the company gears up for fightin the oil industry. Rob Walther, former deputy director for energy at Third Way, will represent the company as they work to protect the Renewable Fuels Standard. Walther will highlight the value of domestic, renewable biofuel in talks with […]
In the UK, Dr Paul Schubert and Mr Julian West have been appointed to the Board of Oxford Catalysts Group with immediate effect. Schubert, who joins the Board as an Executive Director, has served as the Group’s Chief Operating Officer since 2011. West, who joins the Board as a Non-executive Director, has worked with Oxford […]
REduce, REuse, REcycle. REnewable energy sometimes means REthinking, REfocusing. Great ideas abound for new feedstocks, and novel infrastructure. We admire so many of them. Jatropha, carinata, switchgrass, sweet sorghum, blender pumps, systems-at-sea. And so much more. But what about technologies that bolt-on a different processing unit, but keeps everything else the same. Or uses an […]