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Zinke says he opposes energy subsidies

HELENA — Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke took issue Thursday with elements of the energy plan proposed by his Democratic opponent, John Lewis.

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Dave Archer, an agriculture economist

Dave Archer, an agriculture economist

Dave Archer, an agriculture economist at the Northern Plains Research Laboratory south of Mandan, N.D., stands last week in a plot of wheat stubble that was also planted with six varieties of canola seeds last fall. The research will determine if the non-traditional canola seeds for this cli…

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Guest opinion: Montanans will benefit from Defense Department energy initiatives

This week as we celebrate Independence Day it's appropriate for Americans to rally around the goal of energy independence from foreign oil.

July 08, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
Montana farms targeted for biofuels program

Montana farms targeted for biofuels program

Federal Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled $45 million for biofuels projects Tuesday, including Montana camelina.

July 26, 2011 6:30 pm Photos

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Biofuel plant in Wyoming to work with sugarcane waste

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A biofuel test plant in northeast Wyoming will soon be turning sugarcane waste into ethanol.

August 24, 2010 2:37 pmLoading…

U.S. military takes steps to address climate change; buys renewable jet fuel from Montana source

HELENA — The U.S. military is revamping its own energy consumption to deal with the threat of climate change, according to a report released Tuesday.

April 20, 2010 4:45 pmLoading…

3 Montana counties want federal money for biomass projects

HELENA — Officials in three southwestern Montana counties have asked the state's congressional delegation to try to secure $800,000 in federal money to fund a handful of pilot biofuel projects in the area that are aimed at turning beetle-killed trees into energy.

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Wyoming biofuel plant approved for federal program

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A company that runs a pilot cellulosic ethanol plant in northeast Wyoming has won approval to participate in a new federal program that aids development of biofuels.

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Biofuel firm stores seeds in shuttered refinery

A biofuel company is leasing an Eastern Montana oil seed refinery shuttered earlier this year after its owners failed to pay farmers for crops grown under contract.

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Researchers look at viability of switchgrass as biofuel

ARDMORE, Okla. - Watching grass grow is tedious, but researchers in the Oklahoma Panhandle say they'll stare at their switchgrass - all 1,000 acres of it - until they know whether they've found a commercially viable source of biofuel.

September 12, 2009 11:30 pmLoading…
Oilseed farmers will see more money

Oilseed farmers will see more money

Farmers owed $1.2 million from a failed biofuels company should be more than 90 percent repaid after a monthslong liquidation by the state Agriculture Department.

July 16, 2009 11:55 pmLoading…
Student's biofuel work leads to international science fair

Student's biofuel work leads to international science fair

Skyview High senior Brittany LaRoque won the Billings Clinic Science Fair with her biodiesel project. She will be going to the Intel national science fair in Reno, Nev. next week.

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Student's biofuel work leads to international science fair

Student's biofuel work leads to international science fair

Skyview High student Brittany LaRoque's simple chemistry experiment has the potential for big change in the field of alternative energy.

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Loss of biofuels affects Missoula

MISSOULA - The University of Montana's BioBus is no longer running on biodiesel. Neither is the city's bus fleet.

April 25, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Pilot biofuels plant opens in S. Dakota

Pilot biofuels plant opens in S. Dakota

SCOTLAND, S.D. - Cellulosic ethanol, the next big hope for a biofuels industry hampered during the past year by volatile commodity price swings and shrinking profit margins, is continuing its slow march toward commercialization.

January 17, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…
Pilot biofuels plant opens in S. Dakota

Pilot biofuels plant opens in S. Dakota

Dave Bushong, general manager of the Poet Research Center, looks over a piled of crushed corn cobs being converted to cellulosic ethanol at a pilot plant in Scotland, S.D.

January 17, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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