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National BioFuel Expert Commends Growing North Country Industry

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The 2006 Bioenergy Summit continues at Clarkson through Friday. On Thursday, scientists, farmers and financiers talked frankly about some of the challenges in building a bioenergy industry in the north country and in New York State... Not all the infrastructure is in place in the state. Some lamented the lack of national leadership. But the mood of the conference was optimistic. So much so, that when Ross Whaley of the Adirondack Park Agency got up to discuss environmental regulations, he said he felt like Darth Vader.

Michael Pacheco is Director of the National Bioenergy Center in Colorado, part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory or NREL. NREL is the federal government's primary research lab into renewable technology. He told Gregory Warner the North Country could be a leader in the bioenergy revolution.

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