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Poets say bioethanol should drive discussions on the challenge of climate change

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Poets say bioethanol should drive discussions on the challenge of climate change

The world’s largest producer of biofuels states that the 2022 approach to climate issues will begin with increased bioethanol production.

“This is an overall better product than gasoline and we need to see more in the fuel supply.”

Doug Berven, vice president of corporate affairs at POET, said the company’s first sustainability report, released last year, provided a positive roadmap for biofuels. “Today we are about 50% better than gasoline, 70% better than gasoline by 2030, and by 2050 our bioprocessing facility will be carbon neutral,” says Berven. “These are pretty positive goals, but they are realistic.”

He says the Midwestern states will play a major role in the transition from fossil-based products to a more climate-friendly future. “We need to start getting resources from the surface of the Earth, not from the center of the Earth,” he says. “We take plant-based materials and then make electricity and daily necessities, which is very different from extracting fossil fuels from the center of the globe.”

Berven states that POET has increased its biofuel processing capacity to 3 billion gallons annually with the acquisition of Flint Hills Resources. The company also brought its first solar farm online, which he says has brought breakthroughs to the Bio-Products Institute at South Dakota State University.

Doug Berven with POET:



Poets say bioethanol should drive discussions on the challenge of climate change

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