Poet honored with BDC’s Achievement Award

By Biorenewable Deployment Consortium | May 03, 2018

The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium honored Poet LLC, a privately held corporation headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the world’s largest producer of ethanol and other biorefined products, with the organization’s Spring 2018 Achievement Award at its spring meeting in Omaha on May 1. Poet is recognized for its leadership in remaining focused on reducing the reliance of the United States on foreign energy, to revitalizing global agriculture, and providing a cleaner, affordable alternative to fossil fuels.

“The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium is proud to honor Poet with its Spring 2018 Achievement Award,” said BDC President and Cofounder Masood Akhtar. “Poet is a great example of how industry and government can effectively collaborate to produce a technology platform for a wide range of sustainable feedstocks into renewable resources, energy, and other valuable goods. Its commercial success in operating in 28 state-of-the-art plants in 7 states, providing renewable products to the entire world is the reason that BDC has recognized Poet and awarded its entire team for its continued success.”

“There are significant challenges in agriculture and energy today. Farmers suffer from declining income and low commodity prices, while our nation still deals with the environmental consequences of a reliance on oil, much of it imported. We’re proud to alleviate those problems,” said Mike Dishman. Poet’s regional vice president. Dishman, along with Jeff Heikes, vice president project management, and Liz Moore, project manager for DOE-BETO, received the award on behalf of Poet.

“We’re pleased to be recognized by the Biorenewable Deployment Consortium for POET’s achievements,” he said. “Our team works tirelessly to create a greener, cleaner tomorrow, and we thank all involved, including DOE-BETO for working with us.”