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Benson, Minn., ethanol plant takes the heat, and puts it back to work

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BENSON -- An energy savings project undertaken by the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company in Benson is cutting the company's natural gas costs by about $700,000 annually.


The Benson ethanol plant is among 36 facilities in Minnesota realizing ongoing energy savings thanks to one-time energy upgrade grants administered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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