UConn research group developing $1.8M hemp-based biodiesel project

October 12, 2010 |

In Connecticut, researchers at the University of Connecticut are experimenting with hemp as a potential biodiesel feedstock and are preparing development of a multi-feedstock manufacturing facility.

The 200,000 gpy plant will be built with a $1.8 million grant from the DOE. Research shows that hemp-based biodiesel burns at a lower temperature than biodiesel produced from other feedstocks. Hemp is a non-food crop that grows on infertile land and does not have psychoactive properties like its cousin the cannabis plant.

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