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Parts of Poet-DSM cellulosic ethanol plant to be commissioned in January

11:15 AM MST | December 30, 2013

Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels' (Sioux Falls, SD) first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant—at Emmetsburg, IA—is on schedule for start-up in early 2014, the company has announced. Commissioning for select parts of the process is scheduled to begin in January 2014. The biomass-receiving and -grinding building is mechanically complete, and biomass-processing equipment is almost ready for commissioning. Meanwhile, saccharification and fermentation tanks and processing areas are nearing mechanical completion and commissioning. The cooling tower is complete, and...

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