Claremont, March 17 - Twelve students from Triton High School’s agricultural economics class visited Al-Corn Clean Fuel on March 15 to get a better understanding of renewable energy production.
“We were pleased to welcome and share our story with students from Triton High School. By sharing our knowledge, we have the opportunity to showcase clean, renewable energy being produced right here in Claremont which lowers our greenhouse gas emissions, reduces prices at the pump, promotes energy independence and strengthens rural economies,” said Thomas Harwood, CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel.
During their 45-minute visit, the students learned about the various stages of ethanol production such as incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation, grain storage, ethanol storage and shipment and dried distillers grains production and storage.
The students that participated in the tour were from grades 11 to 12.
The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels). Al-Corn Clean Fuel is a member of MN Bio-Fuels.
Robert Ickler, agriscience instructor at Triton High School, accompanied his students for the tour.
“My students had the opportunity to see for themselves an end-user of corn and its many byproducts,” he said.