Press Releases

Plant News & Announcements


POET Biorefining – Preston hires new GM
4/14/2014
POET Biorefining – North Manchester General Manager testifies at EPA hearing
12/5/2013 - Emphasizes importance of biofuels to Indiana’s economy
POET Biorefining – Leipsic General Manager testifies at EPA hearing
12/5/2013 - Emphasizes importance of biofuels to Ohio’s economy
POET Biorefining – Gowrie General Manager testifies at EPA hearing
12/5/2013 - Emphasizes importance of biofuels to Iowa’s economy
POET Biorefining – Hudson Earns Governor's Safety Award
10/22/2013
POET plants donate to Fly Iowa 2013 Airshow
8/16/2013 - August 24 event to feature 100 percent ethanol-powered Vanguard Squadron
Two Ohio POET plants to produce liquefied carbon dioxide
7/25/2013 - Marion, Fostoria biorefineries add to their list of products
POET Biorefining – Macon to temporarily suspend production due to drought
1/25/2013 - Plant to proceed with $14.5M plant upgrades during down time
State OKs POET plan to recycle storm water at South Dakota plant
9/7/2011 - POET Biorefining – Mitchell to cut even more water use
POET Biorefining – Hanlontown puts harness training to use in town beautification project
9/1/2011 - Employees use aerial lift to refurbish run-down railroad bridge
POET Biorefining – Caro receives green award
8/4/2011 - POET Biorefining – Caro receives green award
POET Biorefining – Preston receives Governor’s Safety Award
6/21/2011 - ‘Producing renewable fuel the right way means more than being green and efficient’
S.D. honors POET Biorefining – Chancellor for wastewater management
5/16/2011 - Plant receives award for “outstanding operation” in 2010
Recovering waste heat creates savings for POET Biorefining – Caro
4/25/2011 - New system cuts water, natural gas use at ethanol plant
Half a billion gallons of ethanol: POET Biorefining – Big Stone reaches milestone
3/18/2011 - GM: “There have been many challenges and achievements along the way”
Half a billion gallons of ethanol: POET Biorefining – Chancellor reaches milestone
3/18/2011 - GM: “This was achieved by a great team effort of POET Chancellor staff, the POET organization and local producers supplying good quality corn”
POET opens its 27th ethanol plant
3/15/2011 - Cloverdale, Ind. plant includes latest POET technology for energy, water efficiency
Grand Opening: POET Biorefining – Cloverdale opens its doors March 15
2/24/2011 - 90 million gallon-per-year plant to put Indiana over 1 billion gallons of production
POET Biorefining – Leipsic slashes wastewater discharge
2/8/2011 - Total Water Recovery technology recycles water used in ethanol production
POET Biorefining – Emmetsburg receives ‘Patriot Award’
2/4/2011 - SSG A.J. Poeppe of Emmetsburg nominated employer for the honor
New ‘Load Toad’ makes feed loading safer, saves money for ethanol producers
12/28/2010 - POET innovation makes transport of distillers’ grains more efficient
New general manager takes over at POET Biorefining - Fostoria
12/8/2010 - Ohio native Mike Bishop leads 69 million gallon-per-year ethanol plant
POET Biorefining – Caro helps bring two new ethanol blender pumps to area drivers
11/8/2010 - Sebewaing, Elkton stations now offering blends of E30, E50, E85 and more
General Manager takes over at POET’s newest ethanol plant
11/3/2010 - Dave Brooks now overseeing operations at POET Biorefining - Cloverdale
New GM leads team at POET Biorefining - Portland
11/3/2010 - Steve Pittman to oversee operations at 68 million gallon-per-year ethanol plant
New General Manager at POET Biorefining - Marion
11/3/2010 - Cliff Brannon leads team at 68 million gallon-per-year ethanol plant
Vilsack on E15: ‘I believe it will happen’
7/20/2010 - U.S. Ag Secretary, Ohio governor meet with industry, government leaders at POET Biorefining - Marion
Technology at POET Biorefining – Alexandria will save 93,000 gallons of water per day
6/29/2010 - New Total Water Recovery system to cut wastewater discharge
POET plants receive railroad safety awards
5/17/2010 - Ethanol plant in 5 states recognized for no non-accident releases
POET plants receive railroad safety award
4/19/2010
Technology at POET Biorefining – Hudson saves 108,000 gallons of water per day
3/11/2010 - New Total Water Recovery system cuts wastewater discharge
Technology at POET Biorefining – Caro saves 118,000 gallons of water per day
3/11/2010 - New Total Water Recovery system cuts wastewater discharge
Water use continues to fall at POET plants
1/20/2010 - New system at Minn. plant recycles 19 million more gallons of water per year
POET plant celebrates safety milestone
8/25/2009 - Caro, Mich. plant reaches five years with no lost-time accidents
POET plant receives state commendation for wastewater operations
7/16/2009
POET Biorefining – Laddonia welcomes new GM
7/9/2009 - Robert Flynn leads newly expanded plant
POET facilities earn safety award
4/29/2009 - BNSF Railway Company recognizes eight plants for records of safe transport
POET plant earns Governor’s Safety Award
4/16/2009
POET plant drastically cuts water use
4/14/2009 - Bingham Lake, Minn., facility now using zero-liquid discharge process
POET plants recognized for safety record
4/6/2009
POET donates containment equipment to Lincoln County Emergency Management
3/12/2009
New GM at POET Biorefining - Bingham Lake
2/16/2009
POET plant begins $2 million expansion project
12/22/2008 - Laddonia, Mo. facility to increase ethanol production by 5 million gallons per year
POET Opens Marion, Ohio Biorefinery
10/24/2008 - $130 million facility to use latest technology in producing 65 million gallons of ethanol per year
POET Opens Second Ethanol Plant in Ohio
9/30/2008 - $130 million facility makes POET top producer in the state
POET to host grand opening for ethanol production facility near Marion, Ohio on October 24
9/29/2008 - U.S. Senators Voinovich and Brown to give addresses
Third POET Ethanol Plant Opens in Indiana
9/11/2008 - $130 million facility has annual production capacity of 65 mgpy
POET to host grand opening for ethanol production facility in Fostoria, Ohio on September 30
9/9/2008 - Second of three Ohio plants for POET makes it the largest producer in the state
POET receives Energy Star Award from EPA for emission reductions at Ashton, Iowa ethanol plant
6/17/2008 - Cogeneration reduces CO2 by 18,900 tons emissions per year
POET hires General Managers for two ethanol production facilities under construction in Ohio
6/9/2008
Permitting causes POET to change plans for second Glenville production facility
5/2/2008 - Largest producer of ethanol to focus development efforts in Eastern Corn Belt
POET Opens Second Ethanol Plant in Indiana
4/17/2008 - $115 million facility has annual production capacity of 65 mgpy
Methane generated from Sioux Falls Regional Landfill to provide energy for POET ethanol plant
4/10/2008 - Natural gas displacement will reduce CO2 emissions by 26,000 tons, cut ethanol plant operating costs and generate revenue for the landfill
Expanded POET Biorefining – Chancellor begins production
3/24/2008 - $100 million project doubled the plant's capacity to 100 MGPY
POET to host grand opening in Indiana on April 17
3/20/2008 - Lt. Governor Skillman & Director of Dept. of Ag to give addresses
POET Opens the First Ethanol Plant in Ohio
1/10/2008 - $105 million facility has annual production capacity of 65 mgpy
POET to host grand opening for the first ethanol production facility in Ohio on January 10
12/17/2007 - Governor Strickland & Mike Wagner to give addresses
POET to power ethanol plant expansion with alternative energy source
11/15/2007 - More than half of the ethanol plant’s natural gas usage will be replaced by fuel generated from waste
POET announces new General Managers for three ethanol production facilities
10/3/2007 - Managers hired for plants in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio
POET breaks ground on 65 MGPY ethanol production facility near Fostoria, Ohio
8/16/2007 - $130 million facility will be the third POET ethanol plant in the state
Ground breaking ceremony for POET Biorefining – Fostoria to be held on August 16
8/6/2007 - $130 million facility near Fostoria, Ohio will produce 65 million gallons of ethanol per year
POET Breaks Ground on Environmentally-Friendly Ethanol Plant near North Manchester, Ind.
7/13/2007 - $130 million facility will produce 65 million gallons of ethanol per year
Ground breaking ceremony for POET Biorefining – North Manchester to be held on July 13
6/25/2007 - $130 million facility near North Manchester, Indiana will produce 65 million gallons of ethanol per year
POET Biorefining – Big Stone completes expansion
6/7/2007 - Increases annual ethanol production capacity to 75 million gallons
POET Breaks Ground on Ethanol Production Facility near Marion, Ohio
5/16/2007 - $130 million facility will produce 65 million gallons of ethanol per year
Opening of ethanol plant in Corning, Iowa puts POET annual production over one billion gallons
5/4/2007 - $105 million facility has annual production capacity of 60 mgpy
POET to build third ethanol production facility in Indiana near North Manchester
5/3/2007 - $130 million facility will produce 65 million gallons of ethanol per year
All 26 Broin ethanol production facilities change name to POET Biorefining
4/19/2007 - Move unites 32 companies under new brand as largest dry-mill ethanol producer
POET to host grand opening of their 20th ethanol production facility in Corning, Iowa on May 4
4/18/2007 - Annual production capacity at 20 POET plants will surpass one billion gallons
Broin Companies selects site outside Marion to Construct 3rd Ethanol Production Facility in Ohio
3/28/2007
Broin Companies to Construct their 30th Ethanol Production Facility outside Fostoria, Ohio
3/21/2007
Glenville, Minn., Selected for Ethanol Production Facility
12/20/2006
Prairie Ethanol, LLC Celebrates Grand Opening
12/6/2006
Prairie Ethanol Grand Opening
11/21/2006
Broin Companies Begins Construction of Summit
10/11/2006
Broin Companies Selects Alexandria, Ind.
10/6/2006
Missouri Ethanol Grand Opening Set for Monday, Sept. 25
9/15/2006
Broin Companies to Explore Three Additional Ohio Locations
9/5/2006
Broin Companies Schedules Premier Ethanol, LLC Ground Breaking Ceremony
7/26/2006
Broin Companies Considers Leipsic, OH Location for Ethanol Project
6/29/2006
Broin Companies Selects Portland, IN Location for Ethanol Project
6/1/2006
Great Plains Ethanol, LLC Finalizes Plans for Expansion to 100 MGPY
5/26/2006
Broin Companies’ Frontier Ethanol Grand Opening Honors Nation's 100th Ethanol Production Facility
5/26/2006
Broin Companies’ Frontier Ethanol Is Nation’s 100th Ethanol Production Facility
5/23/2006
Frontier Ethanol, LLC Near Gowrie, IA to Host Grand Opening
5/10/2006
Two Broin Ethanol Plants in Northwest Iowa Plan Expansions
3/10/2006
Horizon Ethanol near Jewell, Iowa Hosts Grand Opening
3/7/2006
Great Plains Ethanol, LLC Will Expand to 100 MGPY in Capacity
2/23/2006
Pro-Corn, LLC Announces Plans for Expansion & BPX™ Technology Implementation
2/23/2006
Horizon Ethanol, LLC Near Jewell, IA to Host Grand Opening
2/22/2006
Missouri Ethanol, LLC Announces Ground Breaking
11/1/2005
Northern Lights Ethanol, LLC Plans Expansion & New Technology
10/27/2005
Senators Thune and Johnson to Speak at Prairie Ethanol, LLC Ground Breaking Program
10/6/2005
Broin Companies Announce Missouri Ethanol, LLC Near Laddonia, MO
9/29/2005
Broin Companies Considers Corning, IA Site for Ethanol Project
9/29/2005
Prairie Ethanol, LLC Schedules Ground Breaking Ceremony
9/26/2005
Great Plains Ethanol, LLC Plans Expansion to 100 MGPY
8/29/2005
PRAIRIE ETHANOL, LLC SCHEDULES INVESTMENT MEETING IN MITCHELL
8/15/2005
Broin Companies Plan Ethanol Plant near Mitchell, SD
5/23/2005
Northstar Ethanol, LLC near Lake Crystal, MN Holds Grand Opening
5/11/2005
Horizon Ethanol, LLC near Jewell, Iowa Schedules Groundbreaking Ceremony
4/13/2005
Frontier Ethanol, LLC near Gowrie, Iowa Schedules Ground Breaking Ceremony
4/4/2005
Voyager Ethanol, LLC near Emmetsburg, Iowa, Holds Grand Opening
3/3/2005
Voyager Ethanol, LLC near Emmetsburg, Iowa to Host Grand Opening
1/24/2005
Broin Companies Propose Ethanol Plant in Hamilton County
12/15/2004
Broin Companies’ Frontier Ethanol Plant Schedules Spring Start
11/3/2004
Broin Companies Announce Plans for 2 Ethanol Plants near Fort Dodge, Iowa
5/3/2004
Sioux River Ethanol, LLC in Hudson, SD to Host Grand Opening
4/26/2004
Voyager Ethanol, LLC in Emmetsburg, IA to Hold Ground Breaking
3/23/2004
Otter Creek Ethanol, LLC in Ashton, IA to Begin Operations
3/19/2004
Broin Companies to Build Ethanol Plant in Lake Crystal, MN
3/2/2004
Iowa Ethanol, LLC at Hanlontown, IA to Begin Operations
2/17/2004