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Poet produces ethanol-based sanitizer for frontline workers

Photos courtesy of Poet A bottle of ethanol-based hand sanitizer produced by POET
NEEDED SUPPLY: Poet’s ethanol-based hand sanitizer has been bottled for use by frontline COVID-19 workers.
Poet is sending 220 gallons of sanitizer produced by its Chancellor, S.D., biorefinery to Sioux Falls.

Biofuels company Poet has produced an ethanol-based hand sanitizer and donated the it to frontline workers across South Dakota.

Poet is donating 220 gallons of sanitizer, produced at its Chancellor, S.D., biorefinery, to the city of Sioux Falls. The company is also sending 780 16 ounce bottles to the South Dakota Health Care Coalition.

These groups will then distribute to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, firefighters, emergency medical services and other frontline workers.

Poet is also donating sanitizer to Pioneer Hospital, which provides health services to many of the Poet employees who work at the Chancellor facility.

“I am grateful Poet has shifted production to much needed hand sanitizer,” says Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken. “Sioux Falls is fortunate to have a great community partner and corporate citizen like Poet headquartered here.”

POET employees checking a batch of bottled hand sanitizerHELPS CAUSE: Poet employees at its Chancellor, S.D., biorefinery check a batch of hand sanitizer.

“We saw an opportunity to help our community while living our mission — to be good stewards of the earth by converting renewable resources to valuable goods — and created an all-natural, ethanol-based sanitizer product,” says Poet founder and CEO Jeff Broin. “Bio-based products, like the sanitizer we’re donating today, are a safe, affordable solution for our community’s everyday needs from fuel for our cars to sanitizer for our families.”

Poet partnered with several local companies, including Senproco Inc. to bottle the sanitizer, and Cimarron to provide the labels.

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