10/12/17 – 5:15 A.M.
The POET ethanol refinery in Leipsic continues to grow. That’s according to company officials, who recently gave a tour of the facility to area business leaders. The Putnam County Sentinel reports POET’s three Ohio facilities will use about 20 percent of the corn in the state next year.
General Manager Ken Miceli says the Leipsic plant alone produces millions of gallons of ethanol every year. He adds the facility is using its own byproduct to create power for the plant. POET’s “no-cook” refining process creates steam. The company uses the steam to provide up to 30 percent of the plant’s power.