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Renewable Energy Scientist Eric Buchanan (right) shows Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman (middle) and Deputy Commissioner for Energy and Telecommunications Bill Grant (left) how the WCROC evacuated tube solar system works during a renewable energy tour on Thursday.

Dept. of Commerce Commissioner visits Morris on energy tour


MORRIS -- Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman visited the West Central Research and Outreach Center and the biomass facility at the University of Minnesota, Morris, as part of a state-wide tour of Minnesota's clean energy marketplace and infrastructure.

Thursday's tour included a look at the WCROC's solar heating and cooling systems, the renewable hydrogen and ammonia pilot plant and the biomass gasification system at UMM.

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune.