2017’s Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship champ has been declared. The Essay Scholarship supported by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and regulated by the American Lung Association in Minnesota.
Contest’s first-place winner is Kaci Gwilt, Minnesota. Kaci Gwilt is a graduate of Blooming Prairie High School, now Gwilt is studying chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Gwilt rewarded with a $1,000 check for her outstanding performance in the contest, and her essay which related to grandparents’ homestead in southern Minnesota.
Gwilt’s granddad, a soybean rancher, and biodiesel client clarified how soybeans from their homestead were handled into nourishment, fiber, and fuel for the ranch’s diesel motors.
The second winner of the contest is Abigail Brockhouse was a member of the high school student council. Abigail is a 2017 graduate of Greenbush-Middle River High School in Northwest Minnesota and currently, she is a freshman at the University of North Dakota.
Abigail got the check for $500 for her essay which relates to the benefits of biodiesel such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and lessening our dependence on imported petroleum.
Abigail Brockhouse said, “The role of the biodiesel industry is not immediately to replace petroleum diesel, but to help create a balanced energy policy while benefiting the environment and the economy.”
Abigail added, “Biodiesel is one of the several alternative fuels designed to extend our energy mix, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and produce domestic fuel supplies and jobs.”
Abigail Brockhouse is the daughter of Howard Brockhouse. Howard Brockhouse is a business development director for BBI International and the publisher of Biodiesel Magazine.
Minnesota was the main state in the country to require biodiesel mixes in for all intents and purposes the greater part of the diesel fuel sold in the state.