South Dakota, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Last week, Poet held the grand opening for its third ethanol plant in Ohio during a ceremony in Marion. The company has now expanded its capacity by another 65 million gallons per year with this newest plant.Demand for fossil fuels is outpacing production, and global warming is a growing concern but ethanol is uniquely poised to meet current energy challenges, Poet CEO Jeff Broin said.
“Right here in Marion, Ohio we are doing something about it,” he said. “The ethanol that will be produced in this facility will displace over 65 million gallons of fossil fuels annually.”
Poet Biorefining – Marion will use 22 million bushels of corn from area farms to produce 65 million gallons of ethanol and 178,000 tons of Dakota Gold Enhanced Nutrition Distillers Products per year. Ethanol marketing for the facility is provided by Poet Ethanol Products, and co-products are marketed by Poet Nutrition. Rail access to the site is being provided by CSX. The US $130 million facility employs 39 people with an annual payroll of about US $2 million.