Minneapolis, Dec 3 - The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and Heartland Corn Products hosted a virtual plant tour for 15 students from Norwood Young America’s Central High School on Dec 1.
“We were happy to share our story with students from Central High School Norwood today. These tours provide us with the opportunity to showcase clean, renewable energy that is being made in their backyard, while benefitting our local rural economy, reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions and increasing energy independence,” said Gary Anderson, CEO of Heartland Corn Products.
The students were shown a presentation on the plant’s operations, facts on the ethanol industry and a video on the ethanol production process.
Additionally, Anderson briefed the students on the various careers at an ethanol plant.
The students, from grades 10 to 12, were from the school’s small engines class.
“This virtual tour provided students with a better understanding of the ethanol production process,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director of MN Bio-Fuels.
Jim Mesik, agriculture teacher at Central High School, participated in the virtual tour.
“It is my goal that all students walked away from the experience knowing much more about renewable fuels, allowing them to make informed decisions about fuel purchases for engines of all kinds. I also wanted them to see the bigger picture about the ways that renewable fuels are good for our economy in Minnesota,” he said.