Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:00

Minnesota, Sweden Sign Bioenergy Pact

markHoping to emulate Sweden's bioenergy savvy, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Friday signed a pact to continue working on bioenergy research, technology and public policy with the country.

Dayton and a Swedish government official signed the document in Stockholm while the governor was in town on a trade mission.

Sweden generates 32 percent of its energy from biofuels, and Minnesota has been working with the country for several years in an effort to learn how.

The 10-day trade mission will take Dayton and 35 Minnesotans to Sweden, Norway and Germany to promote Minnesota exports and encourage foreign direct investment into the state.

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