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Jim Sturdevant

Director, POET Project LIBERTY

POET LLC

HQ Phone:  (605) 332-2200

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POET LLC

4615 N Lewis Ave

Sioux Falls, South Dakota,57104

United States

Company Description

POET, LLC is a privately held company with no stock listing. POET is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. Today, POET has a network of 28 plants in seven states. POET provides turnkey development, design,...more

Background Information

Employment History

Poet

NextEra Energy , Inc.


Chief Operating Officer

Face It TOGETHER


Director of Strategy

Face It TOGETHER


Adjunct Professor

University of Sioux Falls


Owner and Partner

Sage Project Consultants


Deputy Chief

USGS


Deputy Director, USGS Earth Resources Observation Systems Center

U.S. Geological Survey


Affiliations

Face It TOGETHER Bismarck-Mandan

Secretary Treasurer


Education

Bachelor's Degree

Geography

South Dakota State University


Doctorate

Leadership

University of St. Thomas


Master's Degree

Geography

Oklahoma State University


Web References(176 Total References)


FarmPolicy » Blog Archives » Biofuels; Ag Economy; Climate Issues; Food Safety; and Political Notes

farmpolicy.com [cached]

POET noted yesterday that, "'The 85 farmers we have contracted with to deliver 56,000 tons of biomass this fall are nearly finished harvesting, so the final BCAP rule comes not a day too soon,' said Jim Sturdevant, Director of Project LIBERTY for POET. 'We will now apply for our cellulosic ethanol plant to become an approved Biomass Conversion Facility (BCF) so that local farmers can become eligible for matching payments for the biomass they will soon deliver.'"


biorefiningmagazine.com

Jim Sturdevant, director of Poet's Project Liberty, says that dozens of companies around the world have been working for nearly a decade to develop cellulosic ethanol production technologies.
Several of those companies are now progressing with plans for commercial deployment. "I think it's probably fair to say, from an industry perspective, the technology has made great advances, and is in many cases ready to go," Sturdevant says. While access to funding has been a particularly troublesome issue in the biorefining sector since the start of the global recession, Sturdevant says that seems to be turning around. "The challenge for the last couple of years has been financing," he says.


www.ethanolproducer.com

Jim Sturdevant, the director of Poet's 25 MMgy cellulosic project, dubbed Project Liberty, said recently that the company began developing its cellulosic technology in 2001 and through the course of testing and validation, the company has been able to increase the efficiency of its production process.
It takes time to develop these technologies, but perhaps even more importantly, it also takes a lot of money. Project Liberty is expected to cost $261.2 million, according to the DOE. In early July, the agency issued a conditional commitment for $105 million to support the project. Sturdevant says financing has indeed been a tremendous challenge and the due diligence portion of the loan guarantee process has been rigorous, but in late July he said he was optimistic that the loan guarantee could be closed by the end of September.


www.growthenergy.org

Jim Sturdevant, who directs Poet's Project Liberty, said he isn't alarmed about the risk.
"Even with some snow on the ground, the farmer can come along later and pick up ... corn-crop residue," he said. "Lenders have been reluctant to jump into this for several reasons," said Sturdevant, the Project Liberty manager.


www.agrimarketing.com

Privately held Poet has been testing the feedstock delivery system this fall, paying farmers about $40 a bone-dry ton for round bales containing corn cobs, leaves and husks, said Jim Sturdevant, director of Poet's Project Liberty.
Farmers can then take their scale tickets to a Farm Service Agency office and double their money, which Sturdevant said is a great incentive to help early adopters who are doing commercial level biomass harvesting for the first time. "This is a great boost to kind of push those early adopters over the finish line and provide them with additional revenue early on o they can do things like get the equipment they need," he said.


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