A few brave farmers up in North Dakota have taken on the fight of a lifetime. The brave folks at Green Vision Group have been working with a high potential new advanced biofuel feedstock, sugar beets.
Here are a few facts my friend Maynard Helgass sent me about the benefits of these beautiful plants.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard shows the United States took major strides in energy efficiency this year, despite failing to pass new energy policy.
Big Stone II was a 2004 proposal for a roughly 500-megawatt coal-fired power plant near Milbank, South Dakota, which would have expanded the capacity of the existing Big Stone 450-megawatt plant and delivered power primarily to a large and growing Twin Cities (Minnesota) population.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) recently announced the company has invested US$38.8 million in two wind farms in the United States.
In its first year of operation, POET's cellulosic ethanol pilot plant in Soutth Dakota has reduced its per gallon production cost of by 43%.
With Murphy Oil Corporation's purchase of a corn ethanol plant in North Dakota, it becomes the latest oil company to jump into biofuel manufacturing.
Using sugar beets to create ethanol may become an industry in North Dakota if a professor at North Dakota State University (NDSU) gets his way.