NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Poet Llc ethanol plant in Minnesota was shut down following a Sunday morning blast that injured two people, according to the U.S. biofuels producer.
The Glenville facility was closed for investigation into a fire and explosion that occurred on Sunday just after 3 a.m. (0800 GMT), plant General Manager Steve McNinch said in an emailed statement.
There is no timeline yet for restarting the plant, which produces about 45 million gallons of ethanol annually, a Poet spokesman told Reuters on Monday.
Two employees were injured and taken to the hospital, McNinch said.
(Reporting by Chris Prentice; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Jonathan Oatis)