Lamberton, March 2 - Eleven students from Red Rock Central Public School toured Highwater Ethanol on March 1 to learn more about renewable fuel production.
“We were happy to once again welcome and share our story with students from Red Rock Central. These tours offer us the opportunity to show students how ethanol is produced and the vital role it plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in strengthening rural economies,” said Brian Kletscher, CEO of Highwater Ethanol.
During the tour, the students learned about the different stages of the ethanol production process such as incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation, grain storage, dried distillers grain production and storage, ethanol storage and shipment.
The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels). Highwater Ethanol is a member of MN Bio-Fuels.
“This was our first school tour of the year with many more scheduled this spring. Through these tours, students can get a better understanding of how ethanol reduces prices at the pump and makes us more energy independent,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director at MN Bio-Fuels.
The students who participated in the tour were all seventh graders from the school’s agriculture class.
Rachel Moe, agriculture science instructor at Red Rock Central, accompanied her students during the tour.
“With agriculture such an important part of our community and economy, it is important for my students to learn about our local ethanol industry, the production process and about vocational and professional opportunities in our area,” she said.