The Burnsville Breakfast Rotary Club welcomed Jake Reint-V.P. of Public Affairs for Flint Hill Resources to their Oct. 27th. breakfast meeting. Jake spoke to us about current energy issues and looking into the future and how they're adapting to reduce their carbon footprint. Flint Resources is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries and one of the largest privately held companies in America with 120K employees worldwide. Flint Hill Resources is based in Wichita, KS, and is a leading refining company with operations primarily in the Midwest and Texas and employs 3K employees with revenue of $31B annually! You most likely have seen the Pine Bend Refinery which is the largest oil refinery in Minnesota, located in the Twin Cities suburbs of Rosemount and Inver Grove Heights next to the southern split of U.S. Highway 52 and Minnesota State Highway 55. The refinery is notable for being the largest in the United States to be located in a state without any oil wells. Flint Hill Resources Pine Bend facility processes 350,000 barrels of oil and produces 12 million gallons of fuel per day. An 8,000-gallon tanker truck leaves the facility every 60 seconds/160 trucks per day to provide gasoline/diesel and aviation fuel to the state of MN. and surrounding areas and is the #1 producer of asphalt as a by-product of the refining process. Flint Hill Resources is also the largest purchaser of ethanol in the Upper Midwest and is investing in a 30 Megawatt solar project on their Rosemount campus to help power their refining energy needs. To learn more about Flint Hills Resources, click here: