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Once operating at full, commercial-scale, the biorefinery in
Developed with the support of approximately
'The Energy Department's investments in projects like the LIBERTY biorefinery are helping to bring innovative, cost-cutting biofuel technologies online and diversify our transportation fueling options,' said Secretary
Project LIBERTY will produce cellulosic ethanol from corncobs, leaves, husks, and corn stalk harvested by local farmers located within a 30 to 40 mile radius of the plant, producing 2,600,000 MMBTu (or million British Thermal Units) per year from the anaerobic digester and solid fuel boiler to power the entire facility as well as POET-DSM's co-located existing corn ethanol plant. This is enough to power about 70,000 American homes for a year.
'The Project LIBERTY opening demonstrates that America is ready for advanced renewable energy production.
'This facility has already created local jobs and opportunities for farmers, and it will continue to spur local investment and open the door for new technology and job growth across rural America. I congratulate the POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels team on their grand opening and for all they have done and the opportunities they will continue to create for farmers and rural communities.'
Project LIBERTY is the nation's second commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol biorefinery to come online. In 2013, INEOS Bio's Indian River BioEnergy Center in
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