POET CEO to speak at Forbes conference Nov. 11-12
Jeff Broin joins other energy industry leaders to discuss how business and policy work together in a new energy environment
Friday, November 07, 2008 - Conferences & Events
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (November 7, 2008) – POET CEO Jeff Broin will join other top energy leaders next week at the Forbes Energy Conference in New York City, where they will discuss how new technology and increased demand will shape the energy environment of the future.
Broin will participate in a panel discussion titled “Worlds in Collision: Green, Political & Business Imperatives,” on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in which he will discuss how businesses leaders and policy makers can reach reasonable compromise in the new fiscal environment. Other panelists include Spencer Abraham, Chairman and CEO of The Abraham Group and former U.S. Secretary of Energy and Peter Davoren, President and CEO of Turner Construction Company.
The latest issue of Forbes Magazine features a profile of Broin, “Mr. Ethanol Fights Back,” which details his work to challenge the industry’s critics and move forward with new endeavors – including commercialization of cellulosic ethanol and development of even more efficient ways to produce corn-based ethanol – in the midst of a challenging environment for the industry. That article can be viewed online at http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2008/1124/052.html.
POET, the largest ethanol producer in the world according to the Renewable Fuels Association, is an established leader in the biorefining industry through project development, design and construction, research and development, plant management, and marketing. The 20-year-old company currently operates 26 production facilities in the United States with five more in construction or under expansion. The company produces and markets more than 1.54 billion gallons of ethanol annually. For more information, go to http://www.poet.com.
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