PICTURED (from left to right): Ambassador Rudolf Bekink, Emmetsburg Mayor Myrna Heddinger, Jeff Broin, POET Founder and Executive Chairman, Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Feike Sijbesma, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board of Royal DSM
Remarks about Project LIBERTY’s Grand Opening:
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: “The Project LIBERTY opening demonstrates that America is ready for advanced renewable energy production. USDA invested to help bring this facility online because it is boosting America's energy independence, cutting carbon pollution, and holds great promise for our domestic agriculture and energy industries. This facility has already created local jobs and opportunities for farmers, and it will continue to spur local investment and open the door for new technology and job growth across rural America. I congratulate the POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels team on their grand opening and for all they have done and the opportunities they will continue to create for farmers and rural communities.”
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad: “We have been relentless supporters of the biofuels industry and know that the success of biofuels is a result of the efforts by hard-working farmers, the hardworking Iowans at the biofuels facilities and the communities that support them. In Iowa, more than 82,000 good-paying and important careers are supported by the biofuels industry. We want to work with companies like POET-DSM, and others, to sustain and grow more careers here at home.”
Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds: “We’re pleased to officially welcome POET-DSM to Emmetsburg today. Iowa is a proud agriculture leader, ranking first in the nation for the production of several commodities, including corn. That leadership helps our state also be a top producer of biofuels and sa
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