South Dakota, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] POET Biorefining – Chancellor started producing ethanol last week at its expanded capacity of 100 million gallons per year (MGPY). The US $100 million expansion project began 12 months ago and has doubled the plant’s production capacity. With this expansion completed the annual production capacity of POET’s 22 ethanol plants is 1.25 billion gallons per year.
Construction continues at the plant on a solid waste fuel boiler, which will burn waste wood to produce more than half of the expanded plant’s power needs. Waste wood from pallets, construction sites and area landfills will be the primary fuel source. Construction on the solid waste fuel boiler is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2008.
POET Biorefining – Chancellor started operations in March of 2003. Last year, the facility produced 51 million gallons of ethanol and 160,000 tons of Dakota Gold Enhanced Distillers Nutrition products.