Home / News / Local Energy News / Jamestown / Biofuel beets meetings scheduled in 3 North Dakota cities
Agricultural vehicle harvesting sugar beet on cultivated field. (Getty Images via NewsCred)

Biofuel beets meetings scheduled in 3 North Dakota cities

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn sugar beets into ethanol are holding educational meetings in three cities this week.

KOVC radio reports that the Green Vision Group meetings are Tuesday in Valley City and Jamestown and Thursday in Carrington.

Beets used to produce biofuel are different from the sugar beets grown for human consumption. Industrial beets are genetically bred specifically for the making of renewable fuels and can be grown just about anywhere in the U.S.

The refinery process separates sugar from the beets in the form of juice, which is fermented and distilled into alcohol.

The Green Vision Group has been working on the project for years and is considering five potential sites for a plant.

In related news, Drop in oil price squeezes ethanol producers.

Information from: KOVC-AM, http://www.newsdakota.com

This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

3 comments

  1. We have enough of these rotten sugarbeet farmers screwing up roads and damaging cars from improperly loaded trucks in the fall

  2. There is no shortage of ethanol, in fact the US exports. And there is a strong movement to remove it from gasoline as there is no shortage of oil- it is not need as an ‘extender’.
    Seems calling additional production biofuel is just a sop for the ‘greenies’