President Barack Obama will visit POET Biorefining – Macon, Mo. on Wednesday, April 28, as part of his “White House to Main Street Tour” through Missouri, Iowa and Illinois, the White House has announced.
Macon was the first ethanol plant in Missouri when it began operations as a 15 million gallon-per-year plant in May 2000. Its immediate success prompted an expansion in 2003 to a capacity of 46 million gallons-per-year. The plant also produces the high-protein animal feed Dakota Gold® dried distillers’ grains and carbon dioxide for market as part of the ethanol production process. The Macon plant was POET’s fifth in a network that now totals 26 ethanol plants in seven states.