Detroit Airport to grow up to 1700 acres of camelina

June 28, 2011 |

In Michigan, Wayne County Airport Authority will team with Michigan State University Extension to grow bioenergy crops on 1,700 acres of land belonging to Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) and Willow Run airport.

A test agreement on three acres that grew oriental mustard seed and camelina is wrapping up with harvesting, refining and testing. Michigan Economic Development Corp. has provided a grant of $476,000 for the project that also includes other unused lands like vacant urban lots and highway right-of-ways for growing bioenergy crops.

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