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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