Claremont, Sept 14 - Twenty-four students from Blooming Prairie High School toured Al-Corn Clean Fuel today to get a closer look at renewable energy production.
“We were pleased to welcome Blooming Prairie High School to our facility. It’s important for students to learn how clean, Minnesota-grown, renewable energy is produced.”
“This was also an opportunity for the students to learn about the important role ethanol plays in strengthening our state’s economy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting energy independence and providing savings at the pump,” said Thomas Harwood, CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel.
During the hour-long tour, the students were given a first-hand look at the various stages of ethanol production such as incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation, grain storage, dried distiller’s grain production and storage, ethanol storage and shipment.
The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels). Al-Corn Clean Fuel is a member of MN Bio-Fuels.
The students that participated in the tour were from grades 10 to 12 from Blooming Prairie High School’s horticulture class.
“Our tour of Al-Corn was beneficial for my students because any opportunity to learn about ag careers can light a spark,” said Abby DeDina, horticulture instructor at Blooming Prairie High School.
Today’s tour is the second time students from Blooming Prairie High School have visited Al-Corn Clean Fuel this year. In May, 17 students from the school’s agriculture science class toured the plant.