POET Biorefining – Chancellor started producing ethanol last week at its expanded capacity of 100 million gallons per year.
The company reports that it took the South Dakota-based plant less than 24 hours to achieve its new nameplate capacity. The $100 million construction project started 12 months ago and doubled the plant’s production capacity. With the 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 for the solid waste fuel boiler.
POET Biorefining – Chancellor started operations in March, 2003.