COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the economic fallout of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are forced to make some operational changes. Over the next month, POET biorefineries in Chancellor, South Dakota and Ashton and Coon Rapids, Iowa will temporarily idle production. In addition, the biorefinery in Shelbyville, Indiana will be delaying the startup of production.
POET has faced difficult times in the past and we have proven our resiliency. We value the partnership and relationship we have with all of our producers and look forward to getting back to normal operations. In the meantime, please reach out to your POET Grain representative if you have questions.
POET Biorefining – Macon produced its first ethanol in May of 2000, starting with an annual production capacity of 15 million gallons. Three years later, the plant expanded its capacity to 46 million gallons per year and added the production of Dakota Gold© Distillers Grains and carbon dioxide.
POET Biorefining – Macon was the first ethanol plant in the state of Missouri and is the largest company by revenue in Northeast Missouri. It employs 45 people and 14 of the original 27 employees still work at the plant while four others are employed at other POET biorefineries.
The plant was recognized by the EPA in 2007 with an ENERGY STAR CHP Award for a Combined Heat and Power partnership with Macon Municipal Utilities that started in 2003.
To learn more about the history of POET Biorefining – Macon, read the Spring 2009 feature story in Vital: Showing the Way
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