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How ND Farmers can put Biodiesel to Work

June 26, 2007

Farmers are among the hardest hit by high fuel costs, but there's a new solution -- they can grow and process their own fuel. A public biodiesel demonstration Thursday at the McKenzie County Fair will show farmers how to make the best use of homemade fuels. Farmer and rancher Roger Brenna of New Town says raising, processing and using your own fuel makes good sense.

“You could raise your own oil crops to meet your farm fuel needs. You could also use the byproducts to feed your livestock, and it's more environmentally friendly.”

Brenna notes that the use of sustainable biofuels will also reduce the demand for crude oil and bring better prices for raising oil seed products. In addition this small-scale use would be a move to a more sustainable farm and in the long run, less expensive then conventional fuels. This week's demonstration will be put on by the McKenzie County Energies and Taxation Association and the Dakota Resource Council.

Brenna hopes the demonstration will convince skeptics that small scale production of biodiesel on the farm is do-able.

“[We want] to show the economics of it and the quality of the oil that you can crush and process.”

Dick Layman/Eric Mack, Public News Service - ND