Lamberton, April 13 - Students from Wabasso High School’s crop science class toured Highwater Ethanol on April 7 to learn more about ethanol production.
“We are always happy to share our story with students. These tours give us an opportunity to explain to them how ethanol is produced and the vital role it plays in creating jobs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting energy independence and boosting rural economies throughout Minnesota,” said Brian Kletscher, CEO of Highwater Ethanol.
During the tour, the students learned about incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation, grain storage, dried distillers grain production / storage, ethanol storage and shipment.
The students were from grades 12. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels). Highwater Ethanol is a member of MN Bio-Fuels.
“Tours like these also highlight how ethanol is reducing prices at the pump,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director at MN Bio-Fuels.
Lisa Roker, agriculture teacher at Wabasso High School, accompanied her students for the tour at Highwater Ethanol.
“Students learn best when they can experience things. It was great for students to see a process in real life, that had been discussed in class. Touring businesses also helps students learn what opportunities are available after high school,” she said.