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Royal DSM exec to oversee Poet-DSM cellulosic ethanol venture

March 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic

EMMETSBURG, Iowa (AP) An executive with a Netherlands-based biotechnology company has been asked to lead a joint venture that is building a new type of ethanol plant in northern Iowa.
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Ethanol industry turns to plant residue, wood scraps and garbage

February 1, 2013 in The Daily Republic

DES MOINES, Iowa After decades of talk, the ethanol industry is building multimillion dollar refineries in several states that will use corn plant residue, wood scraps and even garbage to produce the fuel additive.
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Poet to decline federal loan, join Dutch firm to launch cellulosic plant

January 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Sioux Falls-based Poet LLC says it will decline a $105 million federal loan guarantee for a cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa and instead launch a joint venture with a Dutch firm. Continue Reading