POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY will open its doors to the public at its Grand Opening celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 3, in Emmetsburg, showcasing first-of-its-kind technology that is poised to dramatically expand our world's resources for transportation fuel.
The Grand Opening will feature plant tours, a formal ceremony, a flyover by the ethanol-powered Vanguard Squadron, booths, music and more. The public is invited to attend, and lunch will be provided.
Project LIBERTY will process 770 tons of corn cobs, leaves, husk and some stalk daily to produce 20 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year, later ramping up to 25 million gallons per year.
Plant personnel are currently running biomass through the pretreatment process and preparing for the first gallons of ethanol.
Project LIBERTY will be the flagship plant in POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels' plan to license this technology to companies across the U.S. and around the world.
WHAT: Project LIBERTY Grand Opening
AGENDA: Public tours 9 to 11 a.m., 1:45 to 4 p.m.
Grand Opening Ceremony 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Lunch (provided) 12:20 to 1:45 p.m.
Booths, equipment viewing open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Project LIBERTY site
There will be no public parking at the site. Free parking and regular shuttles will run from the Wild Rose Casino parking lot at 777 Main St., east edge of Emmetsburg.