POET ethanol company has 61,000 more tons of biomass for its cellulosic ethanol biorefinery being built in Emmetsburg, Iowa. That's how much dry crop residue and light stover farmers around Emmetsburg have baled for POET this fall.
It will be delivered to the company's biomass storage site in Emmetsburg. The harvest is 5,000 tons above last year's total and represents 15 new contracts with area farmers.
Plans are for POET's "Project Liberty" plant to produce 25-million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year.
It's scheduled to be completed in 2013.
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