Geringhoff to Participate in POET-DSM Project Liberty Trials
ST. CLOUD, Minn., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — GERINGHOFF will participate in POET-DSM’s Project Liberty trials, starting with an Open House and tours at POET’s facilities in Emmetsburg, Iowa–September 3, 2014.
GERINGHOFF and POET are teaming up for a second round of trials with the Geringhoff Horizon Elite XL Stover Collection (SC) corn head–a corn head capable of simultaneously harvesting corn, while windrowing stover, in a single pass. This exceptionally clean windrow is then baled for feed, bedding or in POET’s case, used for ethanol production.
Because GERINGHOFF’S Horizon SC delivers single-pass windrowing capabilities and clean stover, it provides the critical first step in delivering low ash, high yield cellulosic material for refinement into transportation grade ethanol.
Project Liberty trials will allow POET to test the Geringhoff SC in variable field conditions. POET plans on using the SC to generate over 500 tons of corn cobs, leaves, husks and stalks in this trial.
With approximately 20 million gallons of usable ethanol produced by POET annually (from nearly 270,000 tons of biomass) they understand the benefits that the Stover SC could bring to their business. Efficient ethanol refinement relies on the performance of a reliable biomass collection system that can be easily adopted by POET’s farmers/producers–a system like the Horizon SC.
You are invited to attend POET’s Grand Opening Celebration in Emmetsburg, complete with plant tours, and a formal ceremony. Lunch and music will be provided, so please come out to see this industry-transforming event. You’ll also be able to pick up detailed literature on GERINGHOFF’s Stover Collection head, to learn more about this remarkable machine.
GERINGHOFF and POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY trials: Anticipating a positive outcome for delivering better biomass fuel to the world.
Media Contact: John Miley: 320-252-4633
Project Liberty Public Program
WHAT: Project LIBERTY Grand Opening
Public tours – 9-11 a.m., 1:45-4 p.m.
Grand Opening Ceremony – 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Lunch (provided) – 12:20-1:45 p.m.
Booths, equipment viewing open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Project LIBERTY site
777 Main St.
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
There will be no public parking at the site. Free parking and regular shuttles will run from the Wild Rose Casino parking lot.
GERINGHOFF is a leading manufacturer of innovative row crop harvesting equipment, delivering superior grain retention in high yielding conditions. Geringhoff Stover Collection (SC) for cellulosic ethanol production delivers clean windrows with single pass harvesting. Discover more:
Contact: John Miley, 320-252-4633
About POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC
POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, is a 50/50 joint venture between Royal DSM and POET, LLC. Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the company is a cooperative effort of two innovators that provides a key to unlocking the opportunity of converting corn crop residue into cellulosic bio-ethanol.