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Franklin, Minn., an unlikely biomass test kitten

March 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The Minnesota Valley Alfalfa Producers are striving to concoct the right recipe for rural economic development and energy independence.
Their test kitchen is the small Renville County community of Franklin, population 475. Continue Reading

Grant funding will assist renewable energy projects across the west central Minnesota

March 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Two area projects involving anaerobic digesters are receiving funding held from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The department is awarding $2.4 million statewide for renewable energy projects.
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Potential, challenges for biomass energy sources outlined at local forum

January 11, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR From corn cobs to sugar beet pulp, researchers and entrepreneurs are studying how to turn biomass into a feasible and cost-effective source of renewable energy. But it’s a complicated journey, full of challenges both technical and economic, experts told a local audience Tuesday.
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No corn cob harvest is lesson in biomass economics

December 11, 2010 in Morris Sun Tribune

Chippewa Valley Ethanol is leading the way in proving the technology and economics of biomass energy. Continue Reading

No corn cob harvest is lesson in biomass economics

December 7, 2010 in West Central Tribune

BENSON Chippewa Valley Ethanol is leading the way in proving the technology and economics of biomass energy.
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Prairie Biomass Harvest Field Days highlight biofuel research

October 3, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

A series of three field days will be held this fall to discuss and demonstrate the harvesting of native prairie plants for renewable energy. Continue Reading