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Advanced Biofuels

Emmetsburg, Iowa

World leader in biological solutions. Our enzyme and microbial technologies enable higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, renewable fuel and more.

Overview
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Location: Emmetsburg, Iowa

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Year: 2014

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Status: Running

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Primary Feedstock: Crop residue—corn cobs, leaves, husk, and some stalk

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Products: Cellulosic ethanol

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Technology: Enzyme technology

Description

POET-DSM’s process uses enzymes to break down the cellulose from biomass into fermentable sugars, which are converted to ethanol. The waste product is separated into solids and liquids and sent to a solid fuel boiler or anaerobic digester to produce renewable energy.

Impact
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Input Volume: 281,050 tons/year

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Output Capacity: 75 million L/year

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Jobs: 50 direct/200 indirect

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Investment: US$ 275 million

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Partners: DSM, Poet, State of Iowa, U.S. Department of Energy

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