Tag: POET

Top 10 Transformations – Pivotal Pivots for survival in the bioeconomy

Top 10 Transformations – Pivotal Pivots for survival in the bioeconomy

July 15, 2018 |

We frequently hear that the only constant is change and in today’s bioeconomy world, we see this lived out all the time. Companies come and go but some evolve, transform, and change. Today we focus on some of these pivotal pivots and the transformations with these leaders who live and breathe change to survive. Some […]

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POET facing opposition from neighbors over proposed Indiana ethanol plant

POET facing opposition from neighbors over proposed Indiana ethanol plant

July 12, 2018 |

In Indiana, POET is facing some opposition from nearby residents of its proposed ethanol plant to be sited near Shelbyville. In an attempt to keep competitors from knowing about the company’s plans to build the facility, local officials were required to sign NDAs until the public comment period was opened for planning permission when local […]

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E15 – People are pissed, tempers flare, the heat gets hotter as requests flood into EPA’s Scott Pruitt to lift barrier to summertime E15

E15 – People are pissed, tempers flare, the heat gets hotter as requests flood into EPA’s Scott Pruitt to lift barrier to summertime E15

June 2, 2018 |

June 1st has come and gone and the E15 debate is hotter than ever as the weather also starts to heat up in most parts of the U.S. The influx of releases and news about E15 sales, recently allowed by the White House, and uproar that the EPA still has not lifted the outdated regulatory […]

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POET breaks ground on $5 million DDGS upgrade project at Mitchell plant

POET breaks ground on $5 million DDGS upgrade project at Mitchell plant

May 24, 2018 |

In South Dakota, POET broke ground on $5 million investments at its ethanol facility in Mitchell to help boost the quantity and quality of its animal feed produced from DDGS in order to better service the local market of beef and bison producers, a first for the company. The new pellet product is meant to […]

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POET overtakes ADM as largest ethanol producer

POET overtakes ADM as largest ethanol producer

April 30, 2018 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports that as ADM scales down its ethanol production to 1.6 billion gallons of installed capacity, POET has filled the gap and taken over the former’s spot at top US producer with 2 billion gallons expected by 2019 and 1.9 billion gallons set for 2018. Previously the companies were neck and neck […]

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Second White House meeting this month for biofuels industry reps

Second White House meeting this month for biofuels industry reps

March 11, 2018 |

In Washington, DC another meeting is scheduled for today, Monday, at The White House to talk about the future of biofuels policy. The meeting will include biofuels leaders Poet CEO Jeff Broin and Green Plains CEO Todd Becker, as well as oil representatives, Valero CEO Joe Gorder, and Monroe Energy CEO Jeff Warmann. President Trump […]

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POET and Andritz head to arbitration over 2G ethanol technology dispute

POET and Andritz head to arbitration over 2G ethanol technology dispute

February 27, 2018 |

In Iowa, the Argus Leader reports that POET’s $33 million dispute with Andritz for breach of contract, misrepresentation and fraud as well as its $7 million counter-claim against POET will move to arbitration after court arguments that disputes be settled out of court through arbitration processes. POET argues the cellulosic ethanol technology it hired Andritz […]

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In for a Penny, In for a Pound: The Advanced Bioeconomy and all the pivots

In for a Penny, In for a Pound: The Advanced Bioeconomy and all the pivots

December 28, 2017 |

It’s been such a busy cycle in the bioeconomy that we are well overdue for a shout-out to a pal of the Digest, Henry Threadgill, for winning a Pulitzer Prize for his landmark composition, In for a Penny, In for a Pound. Threadgill’s masterpiece (which you can experience here) comes to mind as news arrives […]

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POET responds to EPA decision to maintain point of obligation

POET responds to EPA decision to maintain point of obligation

November 26, 2017 |

In South Dakota, POET CEO Jeff Broin responded to the EPA’s decision to maintain the current point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard. “By maintaining the point of obligation for the RFS, the EPA is allowing the system to continue to work as designed,” Broin said in their press release. “Under the RFS, infrastructure […]

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POET and Al Dahra ACX to increase distillers grains use in Middle East

POET and Al Dahra ACX to increase distillers grains use in Middle East

November 26, 2017 |

In South Dakota, distillers grains use is growing under a new partnership between POET and U.S.-based Al Dahra ACX, a subsidiary of Al Dahra Holding and a leader in the animal feed business. The partnership agreement will expand availability of premium Dakota Gold feed in the Middle East as it allows Al Dahra ACX to […]

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