South Dakota-based ethanol producer POET announced yesterday the creation of a new division devoted to managing supply and logistics of next-generation biofuel feedstocks.

POET's pilot-scale plant in Scotland, South Dakota is already producing cellulosic ethanol at a rate of approximately 20,000 gallons per year, and plans are on schedule for 25 million gallons per year of commercial production in Emmetsburg, Iowa in 2011.