Tag: POET-DSM

Industrial biotechnology’s 2014 in pictures: The Year of Steel

Industrial biotechnology’s 2014 in pictures: The Year of Steel

October 21, 2014 |

When we think of the past 12 months and the remainder of 2014, we’re going to look back on it as the Year of Steel for the advanced bioeconomy. October 9, 2013: Beta Renewables’ 20 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant opens in Crescentino, Italy. At the time, the world’s largest. May 29, 2014: Solazyme’s 100,000 […]

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Earth to Cellulosic ethanol: Glad you’re here, buddy, what took so long?

Earth to Cellulosic ethanol: Glad you’re here, buddy, what took so long?

October 9, 2014 |

Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest — but are there troubling waters still ahead? For whom, and why? Part I of II Part II of our story is here. There’s a gigantic disconnect between two sections in the country as to whether the United States should be celebrating […]

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4 Minutes With…Steve Hartig, General Manager Licensing, POET DSM Advanced Biofuels

4 Minutes With…Steve Hartig, General Manager Licensing, POET DSM Advanced Biofuels

September 24, 2014 |

Recently, if you had attended at the opening of the POET-DSM project in Emmetsburg, you would have seen Steve Hartig at the back of the pack on the plant tours — one of the go-to guys, answering all the detailed questions, deflecting the sensitive ones, getting the vision across not only for this demonstration facility, […]

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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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POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY opens, as fantasy becomes real

POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY opens, as fantasy becomes real

September 3, 2014 |

POET-DSM’s 20 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant opens with hoopla, and heartfelt messages about the spirit of innovation, and a time for technology change and policy firmness. “Once, we all lived off the land, sun, wind and water and it provided everything we needed,” said DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma, surveying a crowd of more than […]

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POET-DSM’s Project Liberty Grand Opening: how and where to tune in

POET-DSM’s Project Liberty Grand Opening: how and where to tune in

September 2, 2014 |

They said it couldn’t be done. Repeatedly. Now, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, POET chairman Jeff Broin, DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma are on hand to open one of those “fantasy” cellulosic biofuels plants that are always supposed to be 5 years away. How and where to tune in. […]

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King of the Netherlands to attend Project LIBERTY opening Sept. 3

King of the Netherlands to attend Project LIBERTY opening Sept. 3

August 22, 2014 |

In Iowa, 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 for […]

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Poet-DSM to host Poet Liberty grand opening on Sept. 3

Poet-DSM to host Poet Liberty grand opening on Sept. 3

August 14, 2014 |

In Iowa, Poet-DSM expects to open its Project Liberty facility in Emmetsburg on Sept. 3. The cellulosic ethanol facility will produce 20 million gallons per year at first but will then ramp up to 25 million gallons. The opening event will include a tour, lunch and a flyover by a biofuel-powered airplane squad. Biomass is currently […]

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Stealthulosic: Many cellulosic biofuels technologies rate low in visibility survey

Stealthulosic: Many cellulosic biofuels technologies rate low in visibility survey

July 21, 2014 |

Digest survey spells “low visibility” for cellulosic biofuels. Beta Renewables rates “best in class”. Dupont rates “most heard of”. Belief is big in “commercial eventually” but far less so for “commercial now”. For 18 out of 20 key cellulosic biofuels technologies, fewer than 10% of biofuels stakeholders report that they have a “through understanding” of the technology, and […]

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USDA/Iowa State study shows Project LIBERTY biomass harvesting sustainable

USDA/Iowa State study shows Project LIBERTY biomass harvesting sustainable

June 16, 2014 |

In Iowa, five years of soil nutrient data gathered at POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY site are consistent with more than 500 site-years of additional soil research, experts at USDA and Iowa State University have determined. Those results show that biomass harvesting, which is now being done in the Emmetsburg, Iowa area, is consistent with proper farm […]

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