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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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POET’s two cases against California’s LCFS could result in suspension or major changes

POET’s two cases against California’s LCFS could result in suspension or major changes

March 9, 2017 |

In California, two court cases brought by POET against the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard have the potential to significantly change policy by either suspending the LCFS or by eliminating diesel from the law’s deficit and credit mechanism. The cases come in response to cases the company won against the LCFS in appellate court in […]

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POET suing ex-employee and Nelson Engineering for selling proprietary tech

POET suing ex-employee and Nelson Engineering for selling proprietary tech

March 7, 2017 |

In South Dakota, a former POET employee and Nelson Engineering have been sued in federal court by POET who claims the ex-employee broke a confidentiality agreement when he passed on the company’s proprietary fermentation technology with Nelson. What’s more, POET says that Nelson has been on-selling the technology received illegally to others in the industry. […]

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POET’s Chancellor plant hits billion gallon mark

POET’s Chancellor plant hits billion gallon mark

February 12, 2017 |

In South Dakota, POET’s biorefining facility in Chancellor, South Dakota reached a production milestone of 1 billion gallons of high-quality ethanol in 2016, placing it at the vanguard of a rapidly-growing biofuels sector in the United States. The facility was also the first POET plant to hit 500 million gallons, a benchmark achieved in 2011. […]

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Six POET biorefineries to install CHP systems

Six POET biorefineries to install CHP systems

October 11, 2016 |

In South Dakota, Six POET biorefineries in Ohio and Indiana are installing a new energy generation system using combined heat and power. These systems will reduce reliance on the electrical energy grid, recover waste energy for additional use in the plant and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The system will use steam in a turbine to generate […]

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