Indiana, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] POET has opened its 23rd ethanol production facility in Alexandria, Indiana. The facility, the 29th constructed by POET since they were founded 20 years ago, will be equipped with technology that decreases its environmental footprint.
POET Biorefining – Alexandria will process 22 million bushels of corn from the area to produce 65 million gallons of ethanol and 178,000 tons of Dakota Gold Enhanced Nutrition Distillers Products per year. The US $115 million facility is the second of three ethanol production facilities POET will open in Indiana. A production facility near North Manchester, Indiana will begin production in the fourth quarter of this year.
“Indiana corn farmers, through investment of their corn checkoff dollars, have made a major commitment to promote the use of ethanol in our state,” said Chris Novak, Executive Director of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council. “The grand opening of POET’s second ethanol plant in Indiana represents the many positives that a robust biofuels industry can bring to our state, including a new market for area corn farmers, new jobs, a cleaner environment and less dependence on foreign oil.”