Wabasso High School Students Tour Highwater Ethanol

  • Wednesday, 10 May 2023 10:21


Lamberton, May 10 - Eleven students from Wabasso High School’s plant science class toured Highwater Ethanol today to learn more about ethanol production. 

During the tour, the students learned about the various processes of ethanol production including incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation, grain storage, dried distillers grain production and storage, liquefaction and ethanol storage and shipment.

“We think it’s important for students to learn about the many ways our industry benefits Minnesota. Tours like these give us an opportunity to showcase the ways in which turning corn into renewable energy and co-products bolsters rural economies, reduces overall carbon emissions, reduces prices at the pump and moves us closer to energy independence,” said Brian Kletscher, CEO of Highwater Ethanol. 

The students that participated in the tour were from grades 10 to 12. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels). Highwater Ethanol is a member of MN Bio-Fuels. 

Lisa Roker, agriculture instructor at Wabasso High School, accompanied her students during the tour. 

“Touring Highwater Ethanol was a benefit to my students. Learning more about businesses in the community and job opportunities helped students better understand the community they live in, and the processes of ethanol production,” she said.