Poet increases production capacity by 25 million gallons

By Poet LLC | January 18, 2016

Three Poet biorefineries will expand ethanol production capacity by a combined total of 25 million gallons in this year. Poet Biorefining – Hanlontown in Iowa; Poet Biorefining – Hudson in South Dakota; and Poet Biorefining – Caro in Michigan, each filed separate expansion permits within their respective states and will soon be producing at the level their [renewable identification number (RIN) permit allows.

“POET is always looking for ways to expand production capabilities and improve our processes across our entire network,” said Jeff Lautt, POET president and chief operating officer. “Not only will the expansions allow these three biorefineries to produce more ethanol, but each will also be expanding their coproduct volume as well.”

The expansions break down as follows:

Poet Biorefining – Hanlontown 
- Current capacity: 58 MMgy
- Expansion capacity: 64 MMgy 

Poet Biorefining – Hudson 
- Current capacity: 58 MMgy 
- Expansion capacity: 65 MMgy 

Poet Biorefining – Caro 
- Current capacity: 55 MMgy 
- Expansion capacity: 67 MMgy 

“We set production records at 17 of our biorefineries in 2015,” Lautt said. “This industry is ready to give drivers even more opportunities to use clean-burning, American-made biofuel.”