Poet Biomass is being led by Scott Weishaar, the company's vice president of commercial development.
He says Poet's cellulosic ethanol goals depend on a steady supply of corn cobs. Weishaar says Poet Biomass was created to make sure farmers have everything they need in order to help fuel the nation with both grain-based and cellulosic ethanol.
Poet's pilot plant in Scotland, S.D., already is making about 20,000 gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year. The company said in a release that plans are on schedule for 25 million gallons per year of commercial production in Emmetsburg, Iowa, in 2011.