SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 30, 2013) – POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels recently received Biofuels Digest’s 2013-14 “Industrial Symbiosis” award at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, conducted in Washington, DC.
The award represents the achievement in developing co-located facilities that transform the cost and complexity of advanced biofuels by sharing inputs, outputs, infrastructure, or other technology. It was presented by Publisher Jim Lane.
“In the case of POET-DSM’s project in Emmetsburg, Iowa, the waste residue associated with one production process, which utilizes excess stover left over from corn production, becomes an input into the facility’s co-located cellulosic biofuels process,” Lane said. “This results in adding value for the farmer, building the Emmetsburg economy, and producing renewable fuel far more cost-effectively than could be accomplished by building a greenfield plant.”
“We’re very honored to be recognized for our team’s hard work in commercializing this complex process to benefit not only farmers and residents near the plant, but also all the global population, which will enjoy cleaner air, more readily available energy sources and sustainable local commerce,” said Steve Hartig, General Manager – Licensing for POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels. “We hope to show others throughout the world that these benefits produced locally in Iowa can be enjoyed in China, India, Thailand, Brazil and a host of other countries.”
POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY will produce 20 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel per year – later ramping up to 25 million gallons – from corn cobs, leaves, husk and some stalk in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Construction is scheduled to be completed this quarter.