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Photo of the Day: From Beets to Biofuel

Farmers in central California hope to build the nation's first commercial-scale bio-refinery in nearby Mendota, Calif., to turn beets into biofuel. Europe already has more than a dozen such plants, but most ethanol in the United States is made from corn.

(AP) — In this March 6, 2013 photo, a mature sugar beet is shown, in Tranquility, Calif.

Farmers in central California hope to build the nation's first commercial-scale bio-refinery in nearby Mendota, Calif., to turn beets into biofuel. Europe already has more than a dozen such plants, but most ethanol in the United States is made from corn. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

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