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US – Sugarbeet based biofuels advanced [Registered]

Beet team members at North Dakota State University (NDSU) and Green Vision Group have applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to classify sugarbeet as a feedstock for the advanced biofuels. The classification will foster the development of beet-based biofuels production in northern USA as it will attract premium of additional dollar a gallon in some states. According to EPA, the status of advanced biofuels is given to feedstocks which involve the reduction in greenhouse gas reduction of 50%. Cole Gustafson, department chair of the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at NDSU and one of the key players driving…

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