For the last four years, the students of Rockwood Summit High School in Missouri have developed and grown a program to process biodiesel fuel. In 2012 with the help of our local distributor, Joseph Tauser & Associates, Unitronics donated programmable logic controller Vision570™ to the lab.
Using the PLC, the students were able to automate the process and monitor it from the classroom. The students have remained committed to expanding; they were recently awarded a $100,000 donation from the Monsanto Company to build a dedicated facility for the biodiesel program. They broke ground on the new Monsanto Education Center for Sustainable Solutions in June of 2014. RSHS teacher, Darrin Peters, was awarded a Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators for his work implementing and developing the biodiesel program. Unitronics is proud to support such dedicated students and educators. To learn more about our contribution, click here.