Lamberton, Nov 10 - Students from Red Rock Central Public School’s agriculture class toured Highwater Ethanol yesterday to learn about the ethanol industry.
“We are pleased to once again welcome students from Red Rock Central. These tours give us an opportunity to showcase how clean, renewable energy is produced here in Lamberton, in addition to leaving students with a better appreciation for the important role our industry plays in bolstering rural economies, improving air quality and in advancing energy independence,” said Brian Kletscher, CEO of Highwater Ethanol.
During the tour, the students were briefed on the different stages of ethanol production such as incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation, grain storage, dried distillers grain production and storage, ethanol storage and shipment.
The students who participated in the tour were seventh graders. Yesterday’s tour was the second time Red Rock Central Public School has visited Highwater Ethanol this year. Eleven students from the school toured the plant in March.
“Highwater Ethanol continues to be such a crucial part of our agricultural-based communities so it is important that we show our students the opportunities available to them just outside our door,” said Rachel Moe, agriculture science teacher at Red Rock Central Public School.
Yesterday’s tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels). HIghwater Ethanol is a member of MN Bio-Fuels.