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Project Liberty Overview

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Project Liberty Overview

  1. 1. POET Project LIBERTY Overview
  2. 2. Project LIBERTY <ul><li>Integrate cellulosic ethanol technologies with corn-based ethanol technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Build and operate one of the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefineries in the world </li></ul>
  3. 3. POET Biorefining - Emmetsburg
  4. 4. <ul><li>125 million gallons of ethanol </li></ul><ul><li>25 million gallons from corn cobs & fiber </li></ul><ul><li>11% more ethanol from a bushel of corn </li></ul><ul><li>27% more ethanol from an acre of corn </li></ul>Project LIBERTY Will Deliver
  5. 5. Key Project Deliverables <ul><li>A sustainable cob collection, storage, and delivery system </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced fossil fuel and water usage </li></ul><ul><li>Viable and replicable model for multiple biorefineries </li></ul>
  6. 6. Project LIBERTY Ethanol Corn Grain Corn Germ Endosperm CO2 Ferment Distill Centrifuge & Dry Pre-treat Hydrolysis & Fermentation Distill Steam to Process Fiber Cellulosic Ethanol Biomass Boiler Separator Solid Fuel Anaerobic Digester Liquids Boiler Biogas DDG Dryers Electric Generator DGHP Corn Cobs
  7. 7. <ul><li>$80 million DOE grant to POET to design, construct, build and operate LIBERTY </li></ul>Federal/POET Partnership
  8. 8. LIBERTY Timeline
  9. 9. Why Cobs ?
  10. 10. Location of the Biomass
  11. 11. Why Cobs? <ul><li>Abundant supply </li></ul><ul><li>Low level of soil nutrients </li></ul><ul><li>More carbohydrate </li></ul><ul><li>More than 2X the density of corn stover </li></ul><ul><li>Collectible and sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Greater ethanol yield </li></ul>U.S. corn cobs represent over 5 billion gallons of ethanol
  12. 12. Why Not Other Feedstocks? <ul><li>Other feedstocks would likely require: </li></ul><ul><li>New growers, new crops </li></ul><ul><li>Land use changes </li></ul><ul><li>New biorefineries </li></ul><ul><li>Significantly different equipment, transportation, and logistics methods </li></ul>Corn cobs are the first logical step toward cellulosic ethanol
  13. 13. Project Status <ul><li>Design and engineering phase is underway </li></ul><ul><li>DOE issued a Finding of No Significant Environmental Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Finalized agreements for the DOE $80 million grant in September, 2008 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Cobs in Emmetsburg, Iowa
  15. 15. Project LIBERTY Benefits <ul><li>Minimizes global warming </li></ul><ul><li>Supports goal of 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels by 2022 </li></ul><ul><li>Builds upon the corn-to-ethanol foundation of the industry </li></ul><ul><li>Creates opportunities in rural America </li></ul>Reduces nation’s dependency on foreign oil
  16. 16. Project LIBERTY Website www.projectliberty.com
  17. 17. Cob Harvest Methods LIBERTY Field Day November 6, 2008 Emmetsburg, Iowa
  18. 18. Cobs: From Field to Biorefinery F a r m e r R e s p o n s i b i l i t y P O E T R e s p o n s i b i l i t y Collection In-Field Transport In-Field Storage Pile Pick-Up Transportation Receiving
  19. 19. Project LIBERTY Field Day <ul><li>Three collection options were showcased: </li></ul><ul><li>Corn / Cob Mix (CCM) </li></ul><ul><li>Whole Cob – Towable </li></ul><ul><li>ISU/Deere Harvester </li></ul>
  20. 20. Photo of Corn Corn / Cob Mix (CCM) CCM in Tank CCM Separation COMBINE Corn Cobs
  21. 21. CCM Systems at the Event
  22. 22. Wildcat Screener
  23. 23. Whole Cob – Towables Separation Done Here TOWABLE COMBINE Corn Cobs
  24. 24. Towable Systems at the Event
  25. 25. ISU/John Deere Harvester
  26. 26. Cobs: From Field to Biorefinery F a r m e r R e s p o n s i b i l i t y P O E T R e s p o n s i b i l i t y Collection In-Field Transport In-Field Storage Pile Pick-Up Transportation Receiving
  27. 27. CCM in Transit to Separator
  28. 28. In-Field Whole Cob Transport
  29. 29. Cobs: From Field to Biorefinery F a r m e r R e s p o n s i b i l i t y P O E T R e s p o n s i b i l i t y Collection In-Field Transport In-Field Storage Pile Pick-Up Transportation Receiving
  30. 30. In-Field Storage
  31. 31. Cobs: From Field to Biorefinery F a r m e r R e s p o n s i b i l i t y P O E T R e s p o n s i b i l i t y Collection In-Field Transport In-Field Storage Pile Pick-Up Transportation Receiving

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