Inform: Audubon Sugar Institute still active at LSU – American Press

Is the sugar mill still in operation on the LSU campus near South Stadium?

He is.

The Audubon Sugar Institute got its start at the Audubon Park Sugar Experiment Station in New Orleans and was founded by the Louisiana Planters Association in 1885.

In 1890 a mill was started at the station and a year later the Audubon Sugar School was established with the first sugar engineering course offered. The course became a five-year program, and a research component was added.

In 1925, the school moved to the Baton Rouge campus of Louisiana State University and a model sugar mill was built, according to the LSU AgCenter.

In 1977, the school, which was part of the Department of Chemical Engineering, became an independent department and the name was changed to Audubon Sugar Institute.

Today, the Audubon Sugar Institute’s pilot plant occupies approximately 6,000 square feet and is adjacent to all the research labs where technologists and engineers work on sugar processing operations on a daily basis. Students can also complete a minor in sugar engineering while pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in chemical, biological, or mechanical engineering.

The institute also conducts laboratory and pilot-scale research on potential alternative fuels ranging from the production of ethanol from sugars and biomass in raw sugar factories and the use of starch-based products to produce butanol to the study of the technical feasibility of the additional production of ethanol from algae.

Truck Laws

Is it legal to ride in the back/bed of a van?

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to ride in a pickup truck bed on a freeway and no passengers are allowed on Louisiana freeways.

State law, however, does not apply to parades — as long as the van is not going over 15 mph.

Riding on running boards, fenders, tailgates, or rear racks of motor vehicles while traveling on a highway in this state is also not permitted, but is permitted for emergency and emergency vehicles. public sanitation.

Informant is written by Crystal Stevenson, American press editor-in-chief. To ask a question, call 494-4098 and leave a voicemail, or email [email protected]

Rachel J. Bradford