Laddonia readers visit POET Biorefinery

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Front row, from left: Kyle Pritchett, Caleb Hazel, Kalvary Pritchett, Madelyn Hazel, Melody Hazel, Jaden Wheeler, Hunter Hill, Matilyne Irvin, and Anna Irvin. Back row: Pam Mozee, Emma Kreisel, Landon Wright, Lacy Schoneboom, Shane Schoneboom, Deonta Wheeler, Darius Wheeler, Chase Hill, and  Joe Bruch.

Front row, from left: Kyle Pritchett, Caleb Hazel, Kalvary Pritchett, Madelyn Hazel, Melody Hazel, Jaden Wheeler, Hunter Hill, Matilyne Irvin, and Anna Irvin. Back row: Pam Mozee, Emma Kreisel, Landon Wright, Lacy Schoneboom, Shane Schoneboom, Deonta Wheeler, Darius Wheeler, Chase Hill, and Joe Bruch.

The Summer Reading Program of the Laddonia Library continued at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 22  with a presentation by Joe Bruch at the Poet Biorefinery in Laddonia. Bruch talked about the byproducts of making ethanol and how they are used as ingredients in animal feed. He showed samples of ethanol, as well as samples of the byproducts for animal feed.
Starting with a stalk of corn, Bruch went through the entire process to produce ethanol. He presented a computerized version of the process to the attendees.
Due to the drought in Missouri last year, Bruch explained that the plant is shipping corn in by rail from Michigan. He said this has helped curtail the cost of feed for local farmers.
The Laddonia Library will hold its last Summer Reading Program at the library Tuesday, July 30  at 2 p.m. The library will hold drawings and give away prizes to the children who have attended at least one program.

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