February 25, 2011
POET will hold a Grand Opening on Tuesday, March 15 for its 27th ethanol plant, POET Biorefining -- Cloverdale, a 90 million gallon-per-year grain ethanol plant near Cloverdale, Ind. The plant's opening will put Indiana's total ethanol production above the state's goal of 1 billion gallons.
POET purchased POET Biorefining - Cloverdale in 2010 and is now completing approximately $30 million in upgrades including BPX, POET's patented fermentation process that uses enzymes instead of heat, reducing energy costs. The plant also has a water recovery system and new pollution control equipment. It will employ more than 40 local team members upon startup.
The event will feature public tours and a program with keynote speakers POET CEO Jeff Broin, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. Lunch will be provided. Media and the public are welcome to attend.
Schedule of events:
9:30 -- 10:45 a.m. Public tours
11:00 a.m. -- noon Speaking program
Noon -- 1:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. Public tours
Source : POET Press Release