POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels, will be featured in a Discovery channel documentary.
The company will appear in an episode of Tomorrow’s World Today on Saturday, December 12.
In the newest episode, the programme will look at how POET is aiming to fight climate change through agriculture in Scotland, South Dakota.
Biofuels like ethanol are made from plants – like corn – and are a clean-burning, renewable alternative to fossil fuels.
Ethanol reduces tailpipe emissions by 42% as compared to traditional gasoline and replaces harmful petroleum-based fuel additives that pose serious health risks by worsening air pollution.
Jeff Broin, founder and CEO of POET, said: “Many people don't realise that agriculture and biofuels can be a major near-term solution to some of the world’s most pressing issues. Biofuels like ethanol are clean, affordable and, most importantly, they are readily available so that all consumers can make a more environmentally conscious fuel choice today.
“The biofuels industry also supports farmers and rural communities across the country by providing domestic markets for ever-increasing yields of grain. Put simply, biofuels are the key to successful agriculture, and successful agriculture has the potential to be an even bigger carbon sink and a critical component in the fight against climate change.”
POET’s research and development teams are constantly focused on innovating even more renewable, Earth-friendly alternatives to petroleum products.
“We’re exploring everything we can to displace petroleum,” said Jeff Lautt, president and chief operating officer for POET. “Whether that’s hand sanitiser you use on your body or the fuel you put in your vehicle, we’re better for you and we’re better for the environment, and we work as well as – or better than – any petrochemical out there.”
The programme focuses on POET’s largest biorefinery in Chancellor, South Dakota, which produces 120 million gallons of ethanol every year while being powered by renewable energy sources, allowing the biorefinery to supply low carbon fuel across the country.
Visit the Discovery channel website for programme times.
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