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    Official: 25-million-gallion cellulosic ethanol plant opening in early 2014

    Cellulosic bio-ethanol is poised to see large scale production for the first time next year. Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, is ready to start construction of a plant in early 2014 that will produce 20 million gallons of cellulosic bio-ethanol annually, later ramping up to 25 million gallons. ...

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    Report: Cellulosic ethanol "floodgates" will open in 2013

    Output of cellulosic ethanol will surge starting in 2013, according to the U.S.' largest corn-based biofuel production firm, Poet LLC. Poet says 2013 marks the start of commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol production in the U.S. and predicts its lone facility will "open the floodgates" for the ...

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    DC 2011: Novozymes wonders how far you can drive on a ton of corn biomass

    Here's a question. Take that one-ton bale of biomass (specifically, corn cobs and stalks) in the picture above, turn it into cellulosic ethanol and mix it into E85 (so, dilute it with a bit of gasoline). Now, pour it into the flex-fuel Ford Fusion parked before it and start driving. Once you ...

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    Ethanol company Poet says cellulosic biofuel coming in 2012

    Poet TV "How close is Cellulosic Ethanol?" – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Since 2007, Poet Energy has been pumping out corn ethanol at various locations around the U.S. Before that, the company was known as Broin and had a 20-year history making biofuel. Corn ethanol, though, ...

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    Ingreenuity is Poet's way to make ethanol more environmentally friendly

    Ethanol company Poet (formerly Broin) today announced something called Ingreenuity, a "new initiative to enhance the environmental performance of ethanol." The first step in the process is to decrease the amount of water it takes to make the biofuel down to 2.33 gallons per gallon of ethanol, a 22 ...

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    U.S. ethanol pipeline idea gets push from POET

    Ethanol company POET (formerly Broin) has announced a new joint development agreement with Magellan Midstream Partners in order to look at the feasibility of a dedicated ethanol pipeline from Midwest ethanol plants to fuel terminal in the Northeast. Magellan is notably excited about this new ...

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    State of the ethanol nation will be solid, but it's tough now

    Photo by Hummanna. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.
    As we've seen, the corn ethanol industry has taken a huge hit recently, so we decided it was worth it to take a look at the overall ethanol market, corn and otherwise. A good place to start is a new report by Global Industry Analysts, ...

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    ABC Extreme Makeover winner gets flexfuel F-150 and a year's supply of E85

    I wonder just how much money and time has been spent by national organizations promoting flexfuel vehicles - even though we all know that E85 fuel is pretty hard to find. Whatever the calculation, we need to add in the cost of a new F150 crew cab flexible-fuel vehicle (around $36,000) and a year's ...

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    Semi full of ethanol crashes in South Dakota

    Quick, someone call John McCain. South Dakota could use his ethanol-drinking skills during the clean-up following a semi-truck accident near Big Stone. According to a very short story from the Associated Press this afternoon, the driver was injured (broken arm, cuts and bruises) and the truck was a ...


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