Farm Journal Exclusive: Turning Cobs into Cash

November 14, 2008 06:00 PM
 

The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "Cash for Cobs,” by Jeanne Bernick. You can find the article on page 16 in the Mid-November 2008 issue.
 
 
Farm Journal Exclusive: Harvesting Cobs for Cash
 
 
 
Farm Journal Exclusive: Equipment to Harvest Cobs for Cash
 
 
Poet CEO Jeff Broin is offering farmers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of "history in the making” with the harvest of corn cobs for cellulosic ethanol production.

 
Corn cobs could soon contribute to the nation's fuel supply. Poet is currently expanding its corn ethanol facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa, into one of the world's first cellulosic ethanol plants. Once complete in 2011, Project Liberty, will produce 125 million gallons of ethanol per year, with 25 million gallons coming from corn cobs.
 
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