Info Meetings on Energy Beets Set around North Dakota
(Bismark Tribune) Informational meetings are being held in several North Dakota cities this week to update farmers on the effort to develop a biofuel sugar beet industry in the state.
The development of beets as a new industrial crop to turn into ethanol is a partnership between Fargo-based Green Vision Group and Iowa-based Heartland Renewable Energy. North Dakota State University is leading the research component.
Informational meetings began Tuesday in Jamestown and Valley City and were continuing Wednesday in Cando and Carrington and Thursday in Langdon.
“(Officials) are determining the interest of the growers in those areas to see where they’re going to build the first plant,” Randy Grueneich, an NDSU Extension Service agent in Barnes County, said. READ MORE