- Spring 2021 Issue -
POET DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION LEVERAGES EXPERTISE TO EXTERNAL CLIENTS
by Matt Merritt
Many people know POET as the largest biofuel producer in the world. What many people don’t know is that much of the company’s early success through the 1990s was as a design and construction firm, building bioethanol plants for companies who saw the Broins turn a mothballed building into a profitable enterprise in Scotland, South Dakota.
by Rob Swenson
Significant movements in agriculture typically start small. They can begin with just one farmer with one big idea. But big ideas that are implemented well can spread quickly – locally, at first, then regionally, nationally and beyond. They can change the world for the better.
by Marcella Prokop
When company culture is grounded in curiosity and a desire to dream big, there’s no limit on the impact team members can make. This has been the case at POET since 1987, when founder and CEO Jeff Broin started the company, illustrating that ethanol could make a difference in the world.
SUPPORTING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
by Jessica Sexe
More states are joining the fight against climate change by taking action on transportation policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from passenger vehicles. Here are a few of the clean fuel policy opportunities that could help shift states and major cities away from pollution and fossil fuel dominance to cleaner fuel alternatives.
HOW SEEDS OF CHANGE TRANSFORMED THE LIVES OF TWO FAMILIES
When Jeff Pinkerman, Chief Financial Officer for POET, first started with the company in 2016, he and his wife Brenda were immediately interested in becoming involved with Seeds of Change. “I have always been interested in doing a mission trip,” said Brenda. “When we decided to move to Sioux Falls we found out about the Seeds of Change trip and I was really intrigued by it.”