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FFA Agriscience Star For South O'Brien Alumnus

 

November 1, 2018

Eric Koehlmoos

INDIANAPOLIS – Not many teenagers have an ethanol-producing facility in their basement, but for Eric Koehlmoos, a student from the South O'Brien FFA Chapter in Paullina, Iowa, it was all part of his supervised agricultural experience (SAE).

Eric's idea for his high school SAE sprung out of a science fair project for biology class. He looked at the ethanol industry and was curious if ethanol could be made from switchgrass and prairie cordgrass. He began his research, utilizing knowledge from his animal science class.

"A cellulosic ethanol plant and a cow's rumen are two very, very similar...



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