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Renwable energy around the state from unpopular wastes

Every county should have a biodigester that takes Septic Pumper fluids and yard waste to form methane for electric generation. The biogenerator waste can go 2 directions. The first is solids going to fields as fertilizers and can even be bagged and sold. The liquids can be refined and reused or can be sent into the add on Algae Farm to feed algae to create bio-diesel. The science works and works well but the initial ...more »

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Green Energy - Biofuels

Minnesota needs to stop investing in Ethanol. It didn't work in the 30's and really isn't working now that fuel is cheaper. What is needed is biodigesters that form natural gas from organic wastes and the methane is burnt for hear or electricity. The waste from the digesters is a lot of nutrient laden water and Ammonia. The ammonia can be removed and used in Agriculture thus cutting the need for the fossil fuel processes ...more »

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The Green Underground

The biggest opportunity for benefit is in the Metro. Algal oil and fertilizer production from sewage isn't practical above ground, due to smells and land values. But in production underground, on its two-week journey to Pig's Eye, that green slime could yield enough carbon-neutral fuel to run all metro transit and trucks, plus many, many, more. Those are good-paying Minnesota jobs, not off in Saudi Arabia. That counts, ...more »

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Establish a State Perennial Ethanol Standard - 50% by 2026

Today, about a third of Minnesota's corn goes exclusively to ethanol production. That's no accident - its driven by policy (Federal Renewable Fuel Standard). New technology now allows us to make ethanol from other crops, including perennial crops like native grasses that are great for water, soil health, climate and habitat. I propose that we modify our existing fuel standards to require that at least 50% of ethanol blended ...more »

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