POET Bioprocessing – Macon produced its first bioethanol in May of 2000, starting with an annual production capacity of 15 million gallons. Three years later, the facility expanded its capacity to 55 million gallons per year and added the production of dried distillers grains and carbon dioxide.
POET Bioprocessing – Macon was the first bioethanol plant in the state of Missouri and is the largest company by revenue in Northeast Missouri.
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 Bioprocessing – Macon, read the Spring 2009 feature story in Vital: Showing the Way