A journey that began back in 2006 will reach a major destination next Tuesday. The official groundbreaking program for construction of Project Liberty, the commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol production operation of POET Biorefining, will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort Ballroom in Emmetsburg.
Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad will be the keynote speaker at the event. Also joining the governor will be Jim Sturdevant, Manager of Project Liberty, along with Jeff Lautt, President of POET.
A lunch for the public will be served at the Wild Rose starting at 11:30 a.m.
Construction will begin as soon as possible, with a goal of beginning production of cellulosic ethanol in mid-2013.