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CDS has helped many organizations successfully fund projects and start new businesses in the Upper Midwest’s emerging renewable energy industry.

Ethanol, biodiesel, and wind generation are renewable energy sources that may help decrease our reliance on foreign energy resources. They also represent new market channels for producers to sell traditional agricultural products, like corn and soybeans, for new energy uses, like ethanol, biodiesel fuel, and other related products.

CDS’s experienced consultants can help your organization determine the feasibility of entering the renewable energy market and provide assistance with organizational and business planning, funding, and more.

Renewable Energy Projects

FUMPA BioFuels, Minnesota’s first commercial biodiesel refinery, began operations in December 2004. CDS provided grant writing, feasibility study and business planning assistance for this Redwood Falls, MN operation.

HarvestLand Cooperative, Inc.’s wind generation facilities provide a new revenue stream contributing to accelerated equity returns to its member-owners. CDS provided grant writing, feasibility study and business planning assistance for this southwestern Minnesota operation.