STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Farmers look to add butanol as biofuel
By Don Davis
Minnesota farmers soon could produce a new biofuel, butanol.
We see Minnesota as being a tremendous place to produce butanol, said Adam Schubert of Butamax, a company formed by BP Petro... Posted on 2/27/13 at 6:29 PM
NDSU NEWS Biomass Testing Lab established
Cole Gustafson, NDSU biofuels economist, and Igathi Cannayen, Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory assistant professor, have received $450,000 from the North Dakota Renewable Energy Council and... Posted on 4/28/10 at 10:08 AM
A Fargo-based energy company is moving forward with plans for the nation’s first-ever beet ethanol plant – the first step in an ambitious plan to turn one of the Red River Valley’s top crops into a biofuel mainstay.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new government report examining whether increased biofuels use could pinch the nation’s water resources says farmers in the Northern Plains use considerably more water to produce a gallon of corn ethanol than growers in other parts of the country.
FARGO- On May 27, Ray Massey from the University of Missouri and I had the pleasure of presenting a seminar to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economists Group in Washington, D.C. The group meets monthly to discuss current and emerging political topics likely to affect the USDA.
FARGO - On May 5, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced proposed regulations regarding implementation of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. Despite the legislation’s namesake, there isn’t much security for the growth of traditional corn ethanol.
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