Poet drops annual water use by 770 million gallons since 2009Poet is more than 75 percent of the way to achieving the water reduction goal the company set under the environmental initiative “Ingreenuity.”
By: News release, Poet
Poet is more than 75 percent of the way to achieving the water reduction goal the company set under the environmental initiative “Ingreenuity.”
With start-up of the proprietary Total Water Recovery system at its 18th ethanol production facility, Poet Biorefining — Chancellor, Poet has now reduced water use by more than 770 million gallons per year over 2009 numbers. The goal under Ingreenuity is to reduce water use by 1 billion gallons annually by 2015.
“We’ve made reducing water use a priority at our plants, and it shows,” Poet CEO Jeff Broin said. “I’m confident that we can reach our overall water use goal, and this bodes well for coming Ingreenuity goals as well. Water is a precious natural resource and our company is committed to doing everything we can to conserve it.”
Eighteen Poet plants now have Total Water Recovery systems.
The South Dakota plants are in Mitchell, Hudson and Chancellor.