Press Releases

2011


POET drops annual water use by 770 million gallons since 2009
12/8/2011 - Company is ahead of pace to cut use by 1 billion gallons by 2015
By year end, POET to produce enough corn oil for 12 million gallons per year of biodiesel
12/1/2011 - Voilà™ corn oil production in six POET plants, with more on the way
POET targets additional 10% GHG reduction, 500 million pounds of biobased products
11/17/2011 - Goals part of Ingreenuity, the company’s initiative to enhance the environmental performance of ethanol
Emmetsburg farmers complete 61,000 ton biomass harvest for cellulosic ethanol
11/10/2011 - Nearly 100 farmers await BCAP funds before delivering to POET
POET to share lessons in cellulosic feedstock logistics
10/28/2011 - VP of Commercial Development to take part in Platts Next Generation Biofuels conference in Chicago
POET to discuss future of ethanol from corn, cellulose
10/26/2011 - VP of Corporate Affairs to discuss growth strategies at F.O. Licht conference in Barcelona
DOE grants final approval on POET cellulosic ethanol loan guarantee
9/23/2011 - POET closes on loan to keep construction on pace for 2013 plant start-up
POET CEO to discuss ethanol’s role in Ohio
9/16/2011 - Jeff Broin to take part in Ohio Governor’s 21st Century Energy & Economic Summit
POET to discuss ethanol improvements, future growth
9/13/2011 - Vice President of Corporate Affairs Doug Berven to speak at RETECH
State OKs POET plan to recycle storm water at South Dakota plant
9/7/2011 - POET Biorefining – Mitchell to cut even more water use
POET Biorefining – Hanlontown puts harness training to use in town beautification project
9/1/2011 - Employees use aerial lift to refurbish run-down railroad bridge
POET and The Earth Partners form partnership to develop Conservation Biomass in the upper Midwest
8/16/2011 - Goal is to develop biomass that is sustainably harvested and restores land
POET Chief Technology Officer starts work on new products, processes, feedstocks
8/10/2011 - W. Wade Robey joins POET team to lead research and development
POET Biorefining – Caro receives green award
8/4/2011 - POET Biorefining – Caro receives green award
POET to share lessons in establishing biomass supply chain
7/21/2011 - Regional Biomass Coordinator to outline POET efforts at renewable energy conference in Grand Forks, N.D.
POET to show how cellulosic ethanol technology can expand quickly after commercialization
7/20/2011 - Project LIBERTY Director to present a broad vision of the industry’s role in the U.S. energy mix
POET to outline sustainability efforts in cellulosic ethanol production
7/14/2011 - Project LIBERTY Director to take part in Soil and Water Conservation Society annual conference
POET receives offer for a conditional commitment for $105 million cellulosic ethanol loan guarantee
7/7/2011 - ‘This brings us one step closer to commercial production’
Load Toad™ technology now available to all ethanol producers
6/28/2011 - Equipment can load 3-5% more high-protein feed into each rail car
POET to discuss cellulosic ethanol, NASCAR at Fuel Ethanol Workshop
6/23/2011 - Tour of POET’s newest plant also on Indianapolis conference agenda
POET Biorefining – Preston receives Governor’s Safety Award
6/21/2011 - ‘Producing renewable fuel the right way means more than being green and efficient’
POET: Ethanol tax credit reform must include infrastructure
6/17/2011 - Ethanol can compete and bring down gasoline prices if given the chance
POET: Senate Votes show openness to tax credit reform
6/16/2011 - By adopting the Thune/Klobuchar bill, Senate end tax credit, reduce deficit and give consumers choice at the pump
POET: Stage is set for meaningful tax credit reform
6/14/2011 - “Now is the time for the ethanol industry to take the next step”
POET Tree’s Arbor Day Event recognizes students’ creativity in writing
6/2/2011 - Five winning poems will be published in POET’s Vital magazine
Data shows responsible biomass harvesting is part of good soil management
6/1/2011 - Non-traditional stover baling keeps good cover on Emmetsburg, Iowa soil
S.D. honors POET Biorefining – Chancellor for wastewater management
5/16/2011 - Plant receives award for “outstanding operation” in 2010
Students take part in POET Tree Arbor Day events
4/29/2011 - More than 6,000 trees planted, distributed in communities across Midwest
POET CEO to speak at Milken Global Conference
4/28/2011 - Broin to take part in “Repurposing the Energy Infrastructure” panel May 3
Recovering waste heat creates savings for POET Biorefining – Caro
4/25/2011 - New system cuts water, natural gas use at ethanol plant
Biodiesel, ethanol industry leaders applaud USDA, EPA for supporting renewable fuels programs
4/19/2011 - REG, POET and others highlight renewable fuel technology during roundtable with USDA Sec. Vilsack, EPA Administrator Jackson
POET corn oil to supply up to 60 million gallons biodiesel production annually
4/6/2011 - “Voilà™” corn oil separated using POET centrifuge technology
Ethanol lowers gas prices, Broin tells Senate committee
3/30/2011 - POET ready to expand through cellulosic ethanol, but needs access to fuel market
POET CEO Jeff Broin to testify at Senate hearing on high gasoline prices
3/28/2011 - Broin: Ethanol lowers shock of foreign oil price hikes, will do more in future
POET CEO to join panel at Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit
3/24/2011 - Jeff Broin to discuss modern ethanol production, new technology
Half a billion gallons of ethanol: POET Biorefining – Big Stone reaches milestone
3/18/2011 - GM: “There have been many challenges and achievements along the way”
Half a billion gallons of ethanol: POET Biorefining – Chancellor reaches milestone
3/18/2011 - GM: “This was achieved by a great team effort of POET Chancellor staff, the POET organization and local producers supplying good quality corn”
POET opens its 27th ethanol plant
3/15/2011 - Cloverdale, Ind. plant includes latest POET technology for energy, water efficiency
POET cuts water use by more than 400 million gallons
3/9/2011 - Thanks to wide adoption of water recycling technology, company now using only 2.77 gallons of water to produce a gallon of ethanol
POET CEO: Ethanol industry must focus on market access to overcome challenges
3/3/2011 - Jeff Broin opens 2nd annual Growth Energy Leadership Conference
Jeff Lautt named President of POET
3/2/2011 - Founder Jeff Broin retains title of CEO & Chairman
Grand Opening: POET Biorefining – Cloverdale opens its doors March 15
2/24/2011 - 90 million gallon-per-year plant to put Indiana over 1 billion gallons of production
POET Biorefining – Leipsic slashes wastewater discharge
2/8/2011 - Total Water Recovery technology recycles water used in ethanol production
POET Biorefining – Emmetsburg receives ‘Patriot Award’
2/4/2011 - SSG A.J. Poeppe of Emmetsburg nominated employer for the honor
Farmers now delivering biomass to POET’s Project LIBERTY storage site
1/25/2011 - First farmers completed BCAP applications Monday
POET comments on E15 approval
1/21/2011 - ‘We’re clearly moving forward, but significant hurdles remain’
POET TV ad series wins ‘Best of Show’ at Region NAMA awards banquet
1/18/2011 - TV spots, website design move on to compete for national honors
POET cellulosic ethanol powers ‘EcoTrek’ national tour
1/11/2011 - Cross-country road trip teaches about the environment, renewable fuel