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Red River Biorefinery Construction Nears Completion

80,000-square-foot facility will transform agricultural waste into fuel

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A Wisconsin-based company nearing completion of its biorefinery plant in Grand Forks, ND, is looking to begin transforming agricultural waste into ethanol -- despite the poor harvest, reports the Grand Forks Herald.

The 80,000-square-foot biorefinery, which broke ground in August 2018, should be able to produce more than 16 million gallons of ethanol per year, according to Keshav Rajpal, one of the principal leaders of BioMass Solution, Middleton, WI, the company that runs the Red River Biorefinery.

The system is to transform agricultural waste into fuel, that waste being primarily sugar beet tailings and potato waste, though other sources of "feedstock" are possible.

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