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Jeff Broin

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Employer  POET
Title  Chairman and CEO

Name  Jeff Broin
Organizations founded  POET
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Born  August 25, 1965 (age 50) (1965-08-25)
Board member of  GrowthEnergy, ACORE Leadership Council
Residence  Dell Rapids, South Dakota, United States
Alma mater  University of Wisconsin–River Falls

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Jeff Broin (born August 25, 1965) is the founder of U.S.-based POET, LLC, a producer of ethanol and other biorefined products. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO.


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Life and career

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Jeff Broin grew up near Kenyon, MN. His first experience with ethanol production came in 1983 when his father, Lowell Broin, built a small distillery on his family’s farm to boost the family’s income.

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In 1987, they purchased a 1 million-gallon-per-year ethanol plant out of foreclosure in Scotland, SD. Shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls with a degree in agricultural business, Broin became general manager of the Scotland plant at age 22. He lived there during renovation to save money.

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In the 1990s, Broin and his brothers began designing, building, managing, and investing in new plants, and the company, called Broin Companies, expanded. In 2007, Jeff Broin became sole owner and changed the company’s name to POET. Today, POET has 27 ethanol plants producing 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol annually.

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Jeff Broin serves on several boards of directors and committees including Growth Energy and the ACORE Leadership council. He received the “High Octane Award” at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in 2010.

Cellulosic ethanol

Broin has led POET in efforts to be one of the first in the world to commercialize cellulosic ethanol (ethanol made from material besides grain or sugar). POET, as part of a joint venture with the Netherlands-based DSM, constructed Project LIBERTY near Emmetsburg, Iowa. The plant will produce 25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year. A grand opening was held on September 3, 2014.

The company has operated a pilot cellulosic ethanol plant since 2008 at the site of their first grain ethanol plant in Scotland, SD.

Personal life

Broin is married and has three children.


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