Tag: POET

POET: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

POET: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

April 14, 2015 |

POET, the largest ethanol producer in the world, is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. Founded in 1987, the 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 joint […]

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POET to supply Haiti with ethanol for cookstoves through Project Gaia

POET to supply Haiti with ethanol for cookstoves through Project Gaia

February 1, 2015 |

In Haiti, POET has partnered with Project Gaia to replace wood-burning stoves with clean, ethanol-fueled cook stoves. The first 6,200 gallons of POET’s ethanol cleared Haitian customs at the end of 2014. Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board Jeff Broin donated approximately 12,000 gallons of ethanol to jumpstart the project. Dometic, another partner in […]

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POET named finalist for Platt’s Industry Leadership Award

POET named finalist for Platt’s Industry Leadership Award

December 15, 2014 |

In New York, POET has been named a Platts Global Energy Award finalist for the Industry Leadership Award for the biofuels industry. The Industry Leadership Award recognizes “the organization that has demonstrated the strongest commitment to creativity and game changing solutions” and “takes aim at sustainably producing and delivering fuels from renewable sources.” “It’s an honor […]

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Sen. Durbin, ethanol companies join in efforts to halt EPA’s RVO cuts

Sen. Durbin, ethanol companies join in efforts to halt EPA’s RVO cuts

September 10, 2014 |

In Illinois, US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), urging the OMB to thoroughly review the EPA’s proposal to reduce Renewable Fuels Standard RVO requirements. “The Administration’s proposed change to the Renewable Fuel Standard seriously missed the mark,” Durbin said. “As written, it would not […]

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The Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 — voting underway

The Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 — voting underway

September 8, 2014 |

In Florida, The Digest is reporting voting from the earliest precincts in the Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 ballots. These votes are based entirely to date on subscriber voting. Photo Votes are now being tallied, and the voting by the invited International Board of Selectors will begin later this month. With early precincts […]

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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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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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No Shortcuts to the Top: A Digest Special Report on Scale-up in Industrial Biotechnology

No Shortcuts to the Top: A Digest Special Report on Scale-up in Industrial Biotechnology

May 20, 2014 |

Like climbing major summits in the Himalayas, it’s tougher than it looks, and it looks purity darn tough. Scale-up in industrial biotechnology, that is — not for the faint-hearted. How do the masters of scale-up get it done? For starters, with “no shortcuts to the top”. Veteran Everest mountaineer Ed Viesturs probably said it best when he […]

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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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