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Conservation Biomass

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A presentation given by Nathan Schock, Director of Public Affairs & CSR for POET, on Conservation Biomass. For more information on Conservation Biomass, go to http://www.poet.com/discovery/releases/showRelease.asp?id=289&year=2011&categoryid=0

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Conservation Biomass

  1. 1. POET &CONSERVATIONBIOMASS
  2. 2. • Diversification for POET • Helping to develop the logistics chainCONSERVATION • Providing energy todayBIOMASS • Working on cellulosic ethanol • Partnership with The Earth PartnersPAGE 2
  3. 3. ENERGY TODAYPAGE 3
  4. 4. POET Biorefining – Chancellor Waste powered ethanol production Several hundred tons of waste wood chips are fed into the solid waste fuel boiler daily.Methane gas from the Sioux Falls RegionalLandfill is piped into the solid waste fuelboiler. • These two alternative energy sources displace about half of the plant’s natural gas use. • Eventually it could replace 90% of the plant’s total energy needs.
  5. 5. • POET began research on cellulosic ethanol in 2001CELLULOSIC • Started producing cellulosic ethanol atETHANOL pilot scale in 2008 • Initial feedstock: corn cobs, leaves and husks • Commercial plant under constructionPAGE 5
  6. 6. GHG REDUCTIONPAGE 6
  7. 7. DOE CONDITIONAL AGREEMENT• First cellulosic project to receive commitment from DOE• Loan guarantee is necessary step to finance the project• Brings us one step closer to commercial productionPAGE 7
  8. 8. PROJECT LIBERTY STACK YARD PAGE 8
  9. 9. CELLULOSIC ETHANOL POTENTIAL FROM GRASSES Max. Ethanol yield* (galSample # Sample Description per ton) 1 NE 28 Switchgrass (spring 2011 harvested from T4 field) 116 2 Sunburst Switchgrass (fall 2010 harvested from CIG plots) 111 3 Prairie Farm Cordgrass (spring 2011 harvested-kidney wetland) 116 4 Bonilla Big Bluestem mix (summer 2010 harvested from T2 field) 111 5 Bonilla Big Bluestem mix (fall 2010 harvested from CIG plots) 109 6 Bonilla Big Bluestem mix (spring 2011 harvested from T2 field) 124 7 Sunnyview Big Bluestem mix (spring 2011 harvested from T4 field) 121 * Based on Glucan and Xylan content in the grassesPAGE 9
  10. 10. THANK YOUNATHAN SCHOCK

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