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Sugar beets donated by American Crystal Sugar Co. of Moorhead, Minn., are unloaded March 26 at Mandan, N.D., for a North Dakota State University energy beet processing study. The NDSU work is being done at the Northern Great Plains Agricultural Laboratory at Mandan, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. (Forum News Service/Submitted photo by NDSU)

Study of energy from beets begins in N.D.

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FARGO, N.D. — The first beet-to-ethanol pilot plant in the nation recently was announced for construction in California. Meanwhile, North Dakota researchers are moving forward on studies to determine if a similar idea will be feasible there.


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