Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Blue Flint Tour

Do I ever have some catching up to do! These photos are from a while back; Chad attended a tour and appreciation day at Blue Flint Ethanol in Underwood.

Blue Flint is an ethanol plant. They take in corn, make it into ethanol and they also ship out dried distillers grain, which is a by-product that is used as feed for swine, poultry and beef.
Our Freight Solutions trucks haul corn into and dried distillers out of this location often.

grain storage

Diagrams were posted throughout the tour explaining the different processes the corn goes through as it becomes ethanol.

Outside view of the plant where all the action takes place.

Here is a photo of one of the large dryers.

Here is wet dried distillers grain (DDG).

And this is dry DDG.

Trucks and railcars dump corn into the underground pit here.

ethanol tanks

Outside view of some railcars at the plant.

In harvest news, the guys took the combines out to try some soybeans today but they are still not ready. They will try again in a couple days.

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