POET RESEARCH CENTER
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 Research Center, located in Scotland, SD, was the first commercial scale ethanol plant in South Dakota. POET purchased the plant in 1987 and it began operating again in 1988. After extensive expansions and updates, it is now producing more than 9 times its original capacity.
POET develops turn-key ethanol plant design, engineering, construction, management and marketing projects with their network of plants. POET Research Center produces high performance, environmentally-friendly POET ethanol using our BPX™ and BFRAC™ technologies, as well as a premium, high-quality Dakota Gold® brand livestock feed for regional, national and international markets.
In addition to producing these POET products, POET Research Center is also used as a research and development facility. POET's state-of-the-art technology used across its plant network often comes through the efforts of the POET Research Center.
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