POET Breaks More Ground

Cindy Zimmerman

This week, POET held a groundbreaking ceremony in Marion, Ohio for the second of three planned ethanol production facilities in the Buckeye State.

POET OhioThe North Central Ohio community of Marion is located in Marion County 50 miles north of Columbus. POET Biorefining­ Marion, a $130 million production facility, will annually produce 65 million gallons of ethanol and 178,000 tons of premium Dakota Gold Enhanced Nutrition Distillers Products™ from 21 million bushels of locally grown corn.

“As home to the Ohio Corn Growers, the Buckeye Renewable Fuels Association and the Ohio Corn Marketing Program, Marion knows better than most the benefits of the ethanol industry,” said Jeff Broin, CEO of POET. “Thanks to a strong partnership with the community, POET Biorefining ­ Marion is about one year away from producing 65 million gallons of ethanol that will strengthen the local economy, improve the environment and reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.”

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