Equipment manufacturers showcase cob harvesters

By | December 09, 2009
Poet LLC hosted a field at its 25 MMgy pilot-scale plant in Scotland, S.D. in November to showcase equipment that can be used to harvest cellulosic feedstocks such as corn cobs. Agco Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of agriculture equipment, including biomass bailers, was one of the companies to display equipment. "Biomass is a major area of interest," said Agco spokesman Reid Hamre. "We were very proud to participate for the first time in Poet's field day."

Officials from the USDA and U.S. DOE were also on hand to speak with area farmers about the financial assistance available to procure equipment and pay for feedstocks.