Poet announces plans for cellulosic facility

At the American Coalition for Ethanol's conference and trade show Aug. 13, Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Poet LLC announced that construction of a pilot-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in Scotland, S.D., is underway and slated for production by the end of 2008. The 9 MMgy plant will utilize corn cobs and corn fiber as feedstocks. The facility will allow Poet to make final improvements to its process technology before construction begins in 2009 on Project LIBERTY, the company's commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to be located adjacent to its currently producing corn-based ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa.