Course Teaches Ethanol Production Basics

The trio of the Grain Elevator & Processing Society (GEAPS), Purdue University, and Kansas State Universit (KSU) are offering and ethanol production distance-learning course.

Registration is now open for “Fundamentals of Fuel Ethanol Production.” The five-week, 10-lecture course runs from March 2-April 3, 2009.

“This course was designed to help professionals who are either new to the fuel-ethanol industry or who want to learn more about the fundamentals of production,” said Dr. Dirk Maier, head of the Grain Science and Industry Department at KSU and director of the GEAPS-KSU distance-education partnership.

No travel is required to participate in the course, which is limited to 50 people and taught by Dr. Klein Ileleji of Purdue University; students only need a computer with a CD player and an Internet connection. The course is “open” 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the five-week period, so students can study, engage in class discussions, or take quizzes when the time is right for them. Those who complete the course are eligible to receive one continuing education unit from KSU.

The cost, which covers all CDs and full access to the course website, is $500 for GEAPS members and $700 for non-members. For more information or to register, contact GEAPS at 952-928-4640 or online at info@geaps.com.

(Source: Grainnet)

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