Following a successful start-up in the fourth quarter of 2008, the Poet Research Center in Scotland, South Dakota is now producing cellulosic ethanol on a pilot scale. The Scotland plant is producing ethanol at a rate of 20,000 gallons-per-year (GPY) using corn cobs as feedstock.

"After producing 1,000 gallons, we've already been able to validate all of what we learned in the lab and believe the process will be ready for commercialization when we start construction on Project Liberty next year." -- Jeff Broin, CEO, Poet