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Commercializing the Industrial Beet-Sugar Pathway in the Northern Plains

Host:  F. John Hay, U. Nebraska-Lincoln, Bioenergy Fridays Series

Efforts to develop an industrial beet-sugar industry in North Dakota are underway.  In this presentation, an overview of the pathway will provided, as will a summary of completed activities, and next steps as the project moves from concept to operation.  The content will be of value to those specifically interested in industrial beet-sugar and advanced biofuel project commercialization in general.

Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in Bioenergy and renewable energy.  Extension Educators, Professors, State Agencies, Federal personnel, Teachers, College Students, Bioenergy industry personnel etc.

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