Jacoby Coleman, 12, answers questions to a survey taken before the field trip starts to test his knowledge of biofuels.
Derrick Steward, 9, talks to Colllins Kimbeng, an LSU AgCenter plant breeder, about smut on sugarcane in the fields at the AgCenter's Sugar Research Station in St. Gabriel.
Donal Day, director of the LSU AgCenter's Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioprocessing, speaks to the campers before taking them on a tour of the pilot plant located at the ASI and dedicated to producing biofuels and biochemicals from agricultural crops and byproducts.
Collins Kimbeng, Gertrude Hawkins and Michael Ponitf talk to the students about sugarcane production.
Alexandra Johnson, 10, records Michael Pontif, an LSU AgCenter researcher, with her iPod as he explains work that is done at the LSU AgCenter's Sugar Research Station in St. Gabriel.
Shyue Lu, a research associate at the LSU AgCenter's Audubon Sugar Institute, explains to the campers what goes on in the Institute's laboratories.
Cy Gaudet, LSU AgCenter ASI staff member, explains the different types of equipment and instruments used at the pilot plant to produce biofuels from crops such as sweet sorghum.
Lenn Goudeau, a research associate at the LSU AgCenter's Audubon Sugar Institute, talks about more of the equipment used at the pilot plant located at the ASI.
Adam Hoogewind explains fermentation to the campers.
Young Moon, a post doctoral researcher at the LSU AgCenter's Audubon Sugar Institute, talks about butanol production from feedstock with the CEES campers.
Students from Southern University's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies Summer Day Camp toured the LSU AgCenter's Sugar Research Station and Audubon Sugar Institute to learn about producing biofuels from sweet sorghum and energycane, as well as the importance of sugarcane to the Louisiana economy. The students also visited the pilot plant at the Audubon Sugar Institute to learn how biofuels are created from feedstock. (Photos by Denise Attaway)