POET, the world’s largest biofuels producer, has completed construction on an addition to its POET Bioprocessing – Portland facility in Indiana, US, which allows the company to capture renewable carbon dioxide (CO2) to be sold for commercial use.
Renewable CO2 is a co-product of POET’s bioethanol production process, and part of the POET Pure line of bioproducts which includes plant-based purified alcohol, CO2 and dry ice. POET says it “is the highest-grade sustainable liquid carbon dioxide on the market”.
Brad Jones, POET’s Director of Business Development CO2, said, “Carbon capture has proven to be not only a really exciting business opportunity for POET, but it’s great for the planet as well. CO2 is already a part of the natural growing cycle of corn. The CO2 our facilities produce is reabsorbed by the upcoming corn crop, meaning no new CO2 is added to the atmosphere. So our regenerative process results in a CO2 product that’s one of the most sustainable on the market.”
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