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Stopping utility pole rot with biodiesel
July 24 Renewable Energy Roundtable
Cedar Summit Dairy to celebrate 10th anniversary
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June 2012
AURI recently released a new report that compares  biodiesel as a co-solvent for a wood preservative with conventional petroleum-based wood preservatives. Using biodiesel as a preservative co-solvent diversifies the market base for biodiesel and improves the overall financial stability of the industry, representing a new and substantial non-fuel market for the industry.  A special thanks to our funding partners on this project: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council. 


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July 24 Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable to focus on renewable energy innovation success
How do you successfully take a renewable energy innovation project from idea to commercialization? Learn more at the July 24 Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable where we'll hear from LeAnn Oliver, senior advisor for clean energy and rural development for the U.S. Department of Energy; Richard Hanson, president of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College; and others.


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In 1989, Dave and Florence Minar made the decision to grass feed the cows on their dairy farm. Three years later, the Minars began bottling organic milk. Now, Cedar Summit Dairy in New Prague, Minn., is a highly successful, on-farm creamery that offers a variety of organic products. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Cedar Summit will host a Milkapalooza from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 23 at the farm at 25830 Drexel Avenue in New Prague.