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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Field trip to Kawartha Ethanol

Posted by Michelle Cholak on March 24, 2015

Energy Systems Engineering students in this semester's fourth year Emerging Energy Systems class had the unique opportunity to visit Kawartha Ethanol's corn ethanol production facility in Havelock, Ontario on Friday, March 20th.

Corn ethanol is a biomass energy source. During their tour of Kawartha Ethanol, our students were taken through the facility to learn about the step-by-step process of ethanol fermentation and distillation. Here are some pictures from our visit:

Our field trip to Kawartha Ethanol

Each year, Kawartha Ethanol has a capacity to produce 80 million litres of 99 per cent fuel-grade ethanol and it is their goal to do so as sustainably as possible. Their state-of-the-art facility distils ethanol from local corn in the Kawartha Lakes region and they conduct numerous tests to improve on their processes. Check out this video to learn more about Kawartha Ethanol's facilities:

Filed under: Sustainability 101