Farmers Plan First U.S. Biomass Ethanol Plant

Luverne, Minnesota [Minnesota Public Radio] You might remember President Bush’s call in his State of the Union address for a new type of ethanol production. The President’s words put a sense of urgency in the effort to make ethanol from plant material and wood. A Minnesota company hopes to build the first production plant of this kind in the nation. In the relatively small world of what’s known as cellulosic, or biomass, ethanol, these were electrifying words. … Loren Forrest was very interested in the President’s speech. The Luverne area farmer has a vision; he wants to build a new wave energy plant that converts leftover corn stalks into liquid ethanol fuel. He says he’s been working for five years on the project. …
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