FARGO, N.D. — A man promoting investments in a sugar beet-to-ethanol project at Grafton, N.D., has resigned as a securities broker with Multi-Financial Securities Corp., after an investor-client complaint. Darrell Duane Smith on March 23 was the main presenter for Energae LP Holdings at a meeting in Grafton, N.D.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement in St. Paul, Minn., on Jan. 17 that the Obama administration had reached agreement with the state of Minnesota to help farmers try to achieve regulatory “certainty” on water issues was part of a two-day tour that appeared intended to bolster the administration’s standing in the rural Midwest as President Obama seeks re-election.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The forest green algae bubbling in a stainless steel fermenting tank in a suburban warehouse may look like primordial pond scum, but it is a promising new source of domestically produced fuels being tested on the nation’s jets and warships.
Move over, corn and canola. There’s a new player in the biomass game.
“Algae is the hottest thing in biomass. No question about it,” says David Haberman, president of Delray Beach, Fla.-based IF L.L.C.
Waterways across the Upper Midwest are increasingly plagued with ugly, smelly and potentially deadly blue-green algae, bloomed by drought and fertilizer runoffs from farm fields, that’s killed dozens of dogs and sickened many people.
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