Today Poet-DSM announced the opening of a first-of-its kind cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa, a facility that will use 770 tons of corn cobs, leaves and husks to produce up to 25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol a year. Called Project Liberty, the facility is an enormous achievement for advanced biofuels.
The Algae Biomass Organization congratulates its member company, DSM, as well its its Poet-DSM venture and its partners who are leading the way in bringing the next generation of biofuels, regardless of feedstock, into commercial production.
The commercial production of cellulosic biofuels is an important milestone towards a more sustainable energy future, one that paves the way for the biobased economy of the future that will include fuels and other products from a universe of sustainable, domestically produced feedstocks, including algae.
The members of the ABO look forward to the day when competitive biofuels produced from a range of domestically produced feedstocks can displace fossil fuels, providing secure energy, jobs and a cleaner environment.