ASME St. Joseph Valley Section September 2008 Meeting Tour of New Energy Corporation On Tuesday, September 16, 2008 we will have a tour of the New Energy Corporation in South Bend. New Energy has been in operation since the mid 1980’s. The primary product is “fuel grade ethanol” produced by a dry mill process of the corn to remove the starch followed by fermentation. They produce 85,000,000 gallons of ethanol per year. A by-product of the ethanol production is DDGS or dried distillers grain with solubles. DDGS has been a staple feed on dairy and beef cattle farms for several decades. New Energy produces 265,000 tons of DDGS per year. Another by-product of ethanol production is carbon dioxide gas. Carbon dioxide is used in the carbonated beverage industry and in the production of dry ice for cooling and refrigeration of food products. 150,000 – 170,000 tons of carbon dioxide is produced per year. This will be a most interesting tour. There will be a fair amount of walking all of which is outdoors. So wear comfortable walking shoes. “Open toe” shoes are not allowed. New Energy will supply hard hats and safety glasses. To kick-off this first meeting of our new year, the ASME St. Joseph Valley Section will buy dinner for all attendees. Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Tour: 5:00 PM EDT (South Bend time), 4:00 PM CDT (La Porte & Porter Counties) Dinner: Following the tour after a short drive to Honkers Location: Tour – New Energy Corporation, 3201 W. Calvert, South Bend Dinner – Honkers Restaurant, 3939 S. Michigan St., South Bend See map for both locations at http://maps.yahoo.com/dd_result.php?q1=3210+w+calvert%2C+south+bend%2C+in&q2=3939 ++s+michigan%2C+south+bend%2C+in&q3=&q4=&q5= Dinner Menu: We will order from the menu Meal Cost: For this first meeting of our new year the St. Joseph Valley Section will buy dinner for all attendees. Reservations are required: Email Jim Koontz at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or call 219-326-8978(H) by 4:00 PM Friday, 9/12/08 to make your reservation. Please give (1) your name, (2) the company you work for or the school you attend, and (3) your email address.
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