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Published February 10, 2010, 07:48 AM

Cooperstown has meeting on beets

The Green vision Group is working with Energy beets for ethanol production. The GVG is made up of four people in North Dakota and an advisory council of farmers and businessmen. Energy beets are sugar beets that will work to produce ethanol with good economics compared to today’s ethanol, according to Maynard Helgaas, GVG president. Energy beets have been shown to yield 38-40 ton at the Oakes Research Test site under irrigation. High yield of Energy beets will transpose into more sugar production which will produce more ethanol.

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