Janesville, May 2 - Twelve students from Minnesota New Country School in Henderson toured Guardian Energy on April 29 to learn about ethanol production.
“We were pleased to welcome students from Minnesota New Country School. Tours like these give students a first-hand look at how clean, Minnesota-grown, renewable ethanol is produced. Students also walk away with a better understanding of the vital role our industry plays in creating jobs, enhancing our environment and promoting energy independence,” said Jeanne McCaherty, CEO of Guardian Energy.
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 students that participated in the tour were from grades seven to 12.
The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels). Guardian Energy is a member of MN Bio-Fuels.
“Through these tours, students learn how ethanol reduces prices at the pump,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director at MN Bio-Fuels.
Aaron Grimm, a teacher/advisor at Minnesota New Country School, accompanied his students during the tour.
“Students were given an overview of the ethanol process with visuals of the various stages of production. We also enjoyed being able to tour the facility to see the live action, behind the scenes overview,” he said.