Growth Energy issued a statement in response to the announcement recently that one of its members, POET, broke ground on a full-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
 
“Cellulosic ethanol is a 50-state solution. It can be produced in every single state in the nation. We have enough cellulosic biomass in this country that, with grain ethanol, we can produce enough clean, renewable ethanol to displace every gallon of foreign oil we currently import. The Project Liberty announcement by POET is the single-most important step forward for proving to all the naysayers that we are at the tip of having commercially viable cellulosic ethanol,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy.
 
“We commend POET for the commercialization of the next generation of biofuels. It is innovation like this that will ultimately make our nation energy independent, help clear our air and create jobs here in America that cannot be outsourced,” Buis said.
 
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