Poet plans 2009 cob harvest

By | January 12, 2009
Poet LLC has announced plans to conduct its first commercial corn cob harvest in the fall of 2009. Poet is converting its 50 MMgy corn-based ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to an integrated corn-to-ethanol and cellulose-to-ethanol biorefinery that will produce 125 MMgy of ethanol, 25 MMgy from corn cobs. Poet harvested close to 10,000 acres of cobs this past fall in demonstration harvests in Texas, South Dakota and Iowa. Poet Chief Executive Officer Jeff Broin was dubbed "Mr. Ethanol" in a Forbes magazine profile.