BIO Congratulates POET-DSM on Opening of Project Liberty

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Washington, D.C. (Sept. 3, 2014) –The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today congratulates member company POET-DSM on opening Project Liberty, a 20-million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood stated, “The advanced biofuel industry is right now commissioning and starting up first-of-a-kind cellulosic biofuel plants, creating new jobs and putting innovative new technology into action, thanks to the Renewable Fuel Standard. Project Liberty is the realization of nearly a decade of research and development, and we congratulate POET-DSM and its employees on this achievement.”

“We should not forget that the Renewable Fuels Standards (RFS) is enabling U.S. biofuels innovation and commercialization and the dedication of this new biorefinery underscores the significance and efficacy of this important public policy,” said Brent Erickson BIO’s Executive Vice President.

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