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Interview with Geoff Broin CEO Poet

The industrious chaps over at earth2tech have secured an email interview with Geff Broin, ceo of Poet industries which recently announced plans to build a cellulosic ethanol plant by the end of the year. He’s a big fan of subsidies, and makes a good point about the economics of processed food.  What he doesn’t do/wasn’t […]

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Poet to make cellulosic biofuel by year end

Poet LLC, formerly Broin, says it will be making cellulosic ethanol at a plant in Dakota by the end of the year, according to a report in Iowa Farmer Today.It looks like Poet will be using DuPont technology, under an agreement signed in 2006 to make the ethanol. Poet gained funding from the US Department […]

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How much stover to leave

Iowa Farmer Today (I should take out a subscription I’m quoting the publication so much at the moment) has a good piece looking at how much stover should be left on the fields after corn harvesting. Stover could be good source of cellulose for cellulosic ethanol in a couple of years time. But there are […]

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Corn stover research gets started

Just how much corn stover can you remove from fields without destroying the soil structure or significantly reducing the amount of organic material in the soil? With luck this collaboration by Monsanto, John Deere and ADM will answer that question and develop a series of rules that could help to make cellulosic biofuels sustainable in […]

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