POET CEO receives Global Bioeconomy Leadership Award

Broin recognized for leadership in developing, deploying biofuel technology

POET CEO Jeff Broin received the Global Bioeconomy Leadership Award for his vision and leadership in pioneering new technology and building his company into the largest biofuel producer in the world.

The award, from Biofuels Digest and Nuu, recognizes individuals who are still in the midst of their careers and who continue to demonstrate “conspicuous leadership in the development and deployment of new technology.” Broin received the award during the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference at the Mayflower Marriott Hotel in Washington.

“Biofuels are aiming the trajectory of our economy and global energy away from fossil fuels and toward a 100% renewable future,” Broin said. “I’m deeply honored by this award and very proud of the contributions POET has made over the past thirty years to unlock the potential of biofuels and generate new demand for America’s family farmers.

“For more than a century, fossil fuels have polluted our air and clouded our future with no alternative in sight,” he said. “But today we have a readily available, affordable solution that can begin to reverse the devastating effects of climate change. Biofuels are transforming the energy landscape and creating a brighter future, and we now see nearly infinite alternatives to petroleum-based products on the horizon. POET will continue to lead the way by innovating sustainable technologies and introducing renewable, eco-friendly bioproducts derived from the surface of the earth to protect the health of our families and our planet.”

Broin is the third recipient of the Global Bioeconomy Leadership Award. The two previous recipients were Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.

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