Aug 12 2013
A transformative idea with global potential.
POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC will have its first commercial demonstration plant co-located within POET's Emmetsburg, Iowa biorefinery, with the goal of globally licensing an integrated technology package for the conversion of corn crop residue to cellulosic bio-ethanol.
A formal groundbreaking was held in March 2012. - See more at: http://poetdsm.com/#sthash.WTppOtZc.dpuf
Project LIBERTY is a commercial-scale, cellulosic ethanol plant that is scheduled to begin operations in Iowa in early 2014. The plant is expected to produce 20 million gallons of ethanol growing to approximately 25 million gallons per year.
POET, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is one of the world's largest ethanol producers, with a 25-year history as an American renewable fuel pioneer. The company, with 27 grain ethanol plants, has expertise in organizing feedstock availability, conditioning and storage.
Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has a decades-long legacy of driving environmental progress and technological advancement. DSM has a proven track record in scaling up industrial and biotechnological operations and has a leadership position in conversion technologies (yeast and enzymes) for cellulosic biomass to ethanol. DSM is the only company that can co-ferment all C6 and C5 sugars (xylose & arabinose).