Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who is wrapping up a trade mission to Brazil and Chile, said Thursday he believes there are opportunities for the state to partner with South American organizations to research next-generation ethanol technology and establish global ethanol standards.

Pawlenty noted that researchers in Brazil are studying cellulosic ethanol and many of the other next-generation ethanol technologies that researchers at the University of Minnesota, Augsburg College and other Minnesota organizations also are researching...

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