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Published November 01, 2011, 02:20 PM

SD company gets $6K to increase biofuel production

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a South Dakota company more than $6,000 to expand production of advanced biofuels.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a South Dakota company more than $6,000 to expand production of advanced biofuels.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Hanson County Oil Producers LLC is one of 156 companies across the country that received more than $44 million as part of the USDA's Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels.

Alexandria-based Hanson County Oil Producers is receiving about $6,600.

Vilsack says the funding will help local producers increase production and availability of renewable energy, which will help the nation begin to reduce its reliance on foreign oil.

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