Milling & Baking News - November 13, 2012 - (Page 40)

Milling Technology  POET-DSM buys equipment for cellulose production SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels late last month contracted for a key technology/process component in breaking down cellulose to produce advanced biofuel. POET-DSM has contracted with International Technology Group Andritz, through its U.S. subsidiary Andritz Inc., to supply a two-step biomass treatment process for the commercial-scale cellulosic bio-ethanol plant under construction in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The technology will help draw out the available sugar in the collected biomass so it may be converted into clean-burning ethanol. Project LIBERTY is expected to produce 20 million gallons per year of cellulosic bio-ethanol, growing to about 25 million gallons per year. The facility will use corn cobs, leaves, husk and some stalk to produce its renewable biofuel. Construction is scheduled to be complete in late 2013, and this fall farmers are increasing the amount of biomass delivered to the site in an effort to fine-tune storage efforts and get farmers used to the biomass collection process. The Andritz technology is a two-stage process that includes a vertical reactor, an interstage washer and then the continuous steam explosion technology (Advanced SteamEx process) to draw out available sugars from the cellulose material. It’s those sugars — through Project LIBERTY’s proprietary enzyme and yeast technologies — that get converted into ethanol. “We’ve been working with Andritz for over four years, collaborating on the development for a treatment process that aligns with our conversion technology development here at POET-DSM, and we selected them to provide that treatment process,” said James Moe, board member for POET-DSM. Jay Miele, vice-president and general manager with Andritz Inc., said he is excited about the next phase in the project. “Our design teams have been working closely together over the past four years to optimize our Advanced Steam-Ex pretreatment technology for Project LIBERTY,” Mr. Miele said. “POET-DSM’s dedication to becoming a leader in cellulosic bio-ethanol is quite evident to us. We look forward to successfully completing our part of the delivery for Project LIBERTY, and we are eager to work together on future projects.” In March, company officials, as well as Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa, broke ground on Project LIBERTY, which is adjacent to POET Biorefining — Emmetsburg. POET and Royal DSM entered into a joint-venture agreement in January to form POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels. The two companies each hold a 50% share in the joint venture and are committed to bringing cellulosic bio-ethanol to the marketplace. POET-DSM officials said the plant will hit its goal of collecting about 85,000 tonnes of corn cobs and light stover, which will prepare the plant for commercial success — all while adding a new revenue stream for Emmetsburg-area farmers. The harvest target represents an increase of 24,000 tonnes over last year’s harvest, as POET-DSM moves toward collection of 285,000 tonnes of biomass per year for Project LIBERTY at full scale. As the fall harvest continues, the plant has taken in most of the contracted 85,000 tonnes of biomass so far. Through a managed collection model, POET-DSM arranged for the custom harvest and transportation of biomass for area farmers. MBN / organic goodness Discover the North Dakota Difference Organic Flours: • Dakota Maid Organic Spring Wheat Flours • Dakota Maid Organic Whole Wheat Flours The North Dakota Mill’s organic flours are the premium quality flours for today’s discriminating bakers. With exceptional mixing and baking characteristics, North Dakota Mill’s organic flours will tolerate almost any baking demand. Our organic flours deliver for a variety of breads and are available in bulk or 50- and 100- pound bags. 40 / November 13, 2012 Milling & Baking News Call 1-800-538-7721 to discover the difference.

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Milling & Baking News - November 13, 2012
Change agent at General Mills, NAMA chairman celebrates ‘noble’ industry
Countering higher input costs, B.B.U. to raise prices in November
Late News - Flat Flowers earnings after one-time charge
Table of Contents
News/Comment - Lack of focus on farm issues likely to change
Editorial - Many milling positives in tough environment
Late News
Data - January-September flour output reaches new record high
Financial Results - Mondelez earnings down 29% in third quarter, sales fall 2%
Oreo, belVita buoy biscuit business at Mondelez
CSM B.S.N.A. unit performs well in tough market
Morning foods wake up at Kellogg
Industry Activities - Millers in ‘deep dive’ exploring possible vitamin D fortification
Meyer elected vice-chair of NAMA; two honorary memberships named
Merchandising - Winners in America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest crowned
Business - Bakers look to resume operations in wake of Hurricane Sandy
Flowers acquiring Bimbo assets in California, Oklahoma
With Wisconsin project, Horizon doubling whole wheat capacity
Baker’s Pride opens new donut plant
Wind farm built to supply power to Bimbo in Mexico begins operating
Strikes may be looming at Hostess Brands baking plants
Mondelez to close Mr. Christie cookie plant in Toronto
Red Star, Lesaffre to raise yeast prices
ADM opens sweetener transfer terminal in Chattanooga
Nutrition and Health - Whole Grain Stamp success spans participating companies of all sizes
Food Ingredient Solutions - Indulge in extras
Milling Technology - ADM Milling expanding Beech Grove flour mill
The Andersons agrees to major grain facility acquisition
Gavilon opens grain facility in South Dakota
POET-DSM buys equipment for cellulose production
Washington - Breaking Washington gridlock
Weather Outlook - In marked change, world weather pattern transitioning to ‘normal
Washington - Elections may bring little change to Senate ag committee
Farm bill fate uncertain in lame duck session of Congress
U.S.D.A. offers assistance to hurricane victims
People - With Cargill c.f.o. resignation, David MacLennan to fill in
Brad Pederson named supply chain manager at Caravan Ingredients
ADM taps two for management positions
Transportation and Distribution - N.G.F.A. seeks easier path to contest ‘unreasonable’ rail rates
Nutrition and Health - Initiative shows gains in nutrition content in children’s cereal
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A. raises forecasts for U.S. and world 2012-13 wheat ending stocks
Supplier Innovations
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - November 13, 2012