VeraSun Energy Corporation, a major producer of ethanol and a leader in the establishment of public E85 fueling stations, will be featured on Modern Marvels on The History Channel, Monday at 7:00 p.m. CST.
According to the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, Modern Marvels spent a full day at VeraSun’s Charles City, Iowa production facility filming and documenting the ethanol production process for a 60-minute show about corn.
The program will focus on why corn is the largest agricultural crop in the world and has fed the masses from ancient times to this day. Modern Marvels states that corn is not only a vegetable and a cereal grain; it is a commodity as well. The show will visit Lakeside Foods in Reedsburg, Wisconsin and see how tons of corn are harvested and canned within hours. Then the program will feature VeraSun Energy in Charles City, Iowa, to discover how corn is converted into fuel. Modern Marvels will take a look to our past so that it can be understood that without corn we probably would not be here.