Tag: POET

California Supreme Court sides with Poet on first of two pending CARB cases

California Supreme Court sides with Poet on first of two pending CARB cases

August 31, 2017 |

In California, the state’s Supreme Court has sent the case known as Poet I back to Fresno County Superior Court rather than hearing the case itself, denying the state’s Air Resources Board’s request to review the appellate court decision that basically put the onus on the board to undertake a review of the Low Carbon […]

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POET breaks ground at $120 million Marion expansion site

POET breaks ground at $120 million Marion expansion site

August 15, 2017 |

In Ohio, POET-Marion broke ground Tuesday to expand its production capacity from 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year. The project will also increase production of dried distillers grains from the current 178,000 tons annually to 360,000 tons. With the groundbreaking, site work has officially begun, with project completion slated for […]

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POET announces $115 million upgrade to Marion biorefinery

POET announces $115 million upgrade to Marion biorefinery

May 17, 2017 |

In Ohio, POET Biorefining – Marion (Ohio) is undergoing an expansion to more than double its capacity from nearly 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year, improving the grain market for local farmers and adding new jobs to the community. With the expansion, high-protein animal feed production will also grow from […]

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County commissioners approve 12 year tax abatement for POET’s Marion expansion

County commissioners approve 12 year tax abatement for POET’s Marion expansion

May 17, 2017 |

In Ohio, Marion County commissioners approved a 80% tax abatement over 12 years for POET’s $115 million expansion project at its Marion ethanol plant. The abatement is valued at between $1.5 million and $2 million. Commissioners said they approved the deal, after getting sign off from the township’s trustees and local school board, because of […]

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Poet launches ad campaign in Washington to promote ethanol benefits

Poet launches ad campaign in Washington to promote ethanol benefits

May 16, 2017 |

In Washington, Poet LLC announced a major new advertising campaign aimed at bringing the Sioux Falls-based company’s distinctive message on homegrown innovation and clean energy leadership to the nation’s capital. Poet’s campaign is scheduled to run through the end of this year, with an initial launch on May 14 featuring cable and broadcast spots during […]

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Poet sues Andritz over failed 2G feedstock pretreatment system

Poet sues Andritz over failed 2G feedstock pretreatment system

May 1, 2017 |

In Iowa, Poet Design & Construction Inc. is suing Andritz Inc. for breach of contract and professional negligence after investing $25 million in a feedstock pretreatment system Andritz designed but was never able to produce the intermediates required for cellulosic ethanol production, despite 1.5 years of redesigns and multiple plant shut downs. Poet claims the […]

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POET ethanol plant may start construction on efficiency projects ahead of summertime E15

POET ethanol plant may start construction on efficiency projects ahead of summertime E15

April 26, 2017 |

In South Dakota, construction could begin this year on a new fermenter and other improvements for the POET ethanol plant near Groton that should see production increase by up to 3 million gallons per year, though the state air quality permits the company applied for would allow for up to 13 million additional gallons indicating […]

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POET uses ingenuity from ND State University students to solve feedstock challenges

POET uses ingenuity from ND State University students to solve feedstock challenges

April 20, 2017 |

In South Dakota, POET worked with College of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering students at South Dakota State University to solve a major challenge that has impeded the use of some of its corn stover in its cellulosic ethanol production facility. Turning netwrap and twine intermingled with corn stalks, tree branches and chunks of debris into […]

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POET-DSM’s Project Liberty reaching production goals

POET-DSM’s Project Liberty reaching production goals

April 12, 2017 |

In Iowa, POET-DSM’s Project Liberty is reaching its production goals after coming online about a year ago with current yields of 70 gallons of cellulosic per ton of corn stover, near its goal of 72 gallons. The company plans to expand its technology to other facilities but not details were given as to timelines or […]

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POET Biorefining to decide on Marion expansion by month’s end

POET Biorefining to decide on Marion expansion by month’s end

March 23, 2017 |

In South Dakota, POET Biorefining is looking to invest up to $130 million to expand one of its existing 27 corn-based ethanol plants, with the Marion facility confirmed as being on the short list. The decision expected to be made by the end of this month would see production double, in the case of Marion […]

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