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NEWS UPDATE March 12, 2013

Poet to Process Sorghum at Largest Ethanol Plant, Chromatin Says

By Andrew Herndon, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted March 12, 2013

Poet LLC, the second-largest U.S. ethanol maker by production capacity, agreed to process sorghum from Chromatin Inc. into ethanol at its largest plant. Poet’s Chancellor plant in South Dakota will use sorghum from as many as 4,400 acres grown in the state, Chicago-based Chromatin said today in a statement. [ read more … ]

Nation’s second-largest ethanol co. to produce fuel from sorghum

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted March 12, 2013

The nation’s second-largest ethanol producer will partner with a sorghum technology and seed company to convert grain sorghum into ethanol. Under the deal announced today, Poet LLC will have access to 4,400 acres of grain sorghum in South Dakota to use at its largest facility, a 110-million-gallon-a-year ethanol plant in Chancellor, S.D. The agreement with sorghum company Chromatin Inc. will allow the ethanol company to diversify its operations, said Poet Vice President of Operations Rod Pierson. [ read more … ]

In Search of Energy Miracles

By JUSTIN GILLIS, New York Times  •    •  Posted March 12, 2013

Many environmentalists believe that wind and solar power can be scaled to meet the rising demand, especially if coupled with aggressive efforts to cut waste. But a lot of energy analysts have crunched the numbers and concluded that today’s renewables, important as they are, cannot get us even halfway there. “We need energy miracles,” Mr. Gates said in a speech three years ago introducing his approach, embodied in a company called TerraPower. [ read more … ]

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