POET Chief Science Officer to speak at Corn Utilization and Technology Conference
Steve Lewis to discuss POET’s innovative technologies, BPX™ and BFRAC™
Monday, May 19, 2008 - Conferences & Events
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (May 19, 2008) – POET Chief Science Officer, Steve Lewis, will speak about POET’s patent-pending biorefining technologies during the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference on June 3 in Kansas City, Mo.
Lewis’s speech titled “Cutting Edge Research in Dry Mill Ethanol Production” will focus on POET’s two innovative technologies, BPX™ and BFRAC™.
BPX is a patent-pending raw starch hydrolysis process converts starch to sugar, which then ferments to ethanol without heat. It reduces energy and water usage by up to 15 percent in comparison to conventional processes.
BFRAC separates the corn into three fractions including fiber, germ and endosperm. The endosperm is then fermented to create ethanol while the remaining fractions are converted into value-added co-products, including POET's Dakota Gold HP™ (a high protein distillers grain feed product), Dakota Bran™ cake, corn germ meal and corn oil.
The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference hosted by the National Corn Growers Association will be held June 2-4 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown in Kansas City, Mo. The session on Dry Grind Evolution that includes Mr. Lewis is on Tuesday, June 3 from 10:30 am -12:00 pm.
The largest ethanol producer in the world according to the Renewable Fuels Association, POET 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 23 production facilities in the United States with three more in construction or under development. The company produces and markets more than 1.3 billion gallons of ethanol annually. For more information, go to http://www.poetenergy.com.
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