POET Opens 25th Ethanol Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

POET FostoriaPOET became the largest producer of ethanol in Ohio this week with the grand opening ceremony for their second ethanol production facility in Fostoria. POET Biorefining – Fostoria is POET’s 25th ethanol plant.

Joining CEO Jeff Broin for the ribbon-cutting were Mike Wagner, Executive Director of the Buckeye Renewable Fuels Association; Robert Boggs, Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture; Congressman Bob Latta and Ryan Hunter-Reay, driver of the #17 Ethanol IndyCar, Rahal Letterman Racing.

POET Fostoria“It is always an exciting day when we can open another facility such as this that helps expand the ethanol industry,” said Ryan Hunter-Reay. “The industry has made great strides in the last few years and I am proud to be associated with it.”

On October 24, POET will open a third plant in Ohio, POET Biorefining – Marion. Once the Marion facility is operational, POET’s annual production capacity will be 1.54 billion gallons at 26 facilities. The company is already the world’s largest ethanol producer.

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