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Macon, Missouri’s Ethanol plant—going green while reducing America’s dependence on fossil fuels

Randi Hair
Scott Tuttle, GM at Poet Bioethanol plant in Macon, Missouri.

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Scott Tuttle, general manager at Poet Bioprocessing in Macon, Missouri.

Tuttle shares insights about the process of turning corn in to biofuels and how Poet is on the road to becoming a carbon neutral operation while mitigating America's dependence of fossil fuels.

Poet Ethanol Plant, Macon, Missouri
Randi Hair
Poet Ethanol Plant, Macon, Missouri

In addition to bioethanol production, Poet also produces liquified CO2 and distillers grain used as cattle feed—a bi-product of the 17 million bushels of raw corn Poet processes annually.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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