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10 Bellwether Biofuels & Biobased Projects for 2014

Advanced biofuels – are plans turning into reality? Are development plans realistic? When these 10 projects open for business (or not) in 2014, you’ll know for sure. We wrote in 2012: “If, by this time next year, we have all of these projects completed and in operation, it will go a long way towards substantiating […]

April 14, 2014 More

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 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

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 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

POET begins hiring for Iowa cellulosic plant

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 […]

August 25, 2013 More

Calif. Court of Appeals knocks back California Low Carbon Fuel Standard in POET suit

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 […]

July 18, 2013 More

POET hires DC lobbyist, gearing up for RFS fight

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 […]

July 8, 2013 More