NDSU Begins Research Analyzing Sugar Beets for Biofuel

Researchers from the North Dakota State University Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics are working to develop enhanced energy sugar beets that are optimized for biofuel production. “The NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics will lead the project’s economic and environmental analyses,” says David Ripplinger, bioproducts and bioenergy economist and assistant professor in the department. This project emphasizes the promise of energy beets as an industrial feedstock and a proprietary yield-enhancing technology to improve the competitiveness of energy beets as a feedstock.

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