Founded in 1987, we have grown from a single, humble bioprocessing facility in Scotland, South Dakota to the world’s largest producer of biofuel and a global leader in sustainable bioproducts. Today we are headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with 33 bioprocessing facilities across eight states and more than 2,200 team members. Our integrated business model combines research and development with expertise in design and construction, technology, operations, public affairs, and marketing.
The same spirit of ingenuity that helped us to pioneer an industry is alive and well today. POET nurtures an unceasing commitment to innovating powerful, practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Our world-class team of researchers and engineers works to unleash the regenerative power of agriculture by creating plant-based alternatives to petrochemicals, like our Dakota Gold and NexPro distillers grains, Voilá corn oil, renewable biofuel, biogenic CO2 and dry ice, purified alcohol, and JIVE asphalt rejuvenator. Today, POET holds more than 80 patents worldwide and continues to break new ground in biotechnology, yielding ever-cleaner and more efficient renewable products and energy.
While the size of our business and scope of our vision have evolved, we remain focused on reducing our dependence on fossil-based products, revitalizing global agriculture, and creating a brighter world for generations to come.