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.