Agrisoma expands aviation biofuel partnership with University of Florida

October 3, 2017 |

In Canada, Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., is expanding its partnership with the University of Florida (UF) to advance the supply of bio jet fuel in the United States.

The Quebec-based company and its subsidiary, Agrisoma USA, is working with a network of 40 academic researchers from seven Universities associated with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science.  Agrisoma’s goal is to maximize production of the tiny Carinata seed grown in the southeastern US, used to produce bio jet fuel.

The research project will operate under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture, in conjunction with the Florida-based Southeast Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC).

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue is providing a $15M grant from the USDA to support the research initiative aimed at scaling commercial production of Carinata for aviation fuel.

The SPARC team consists of scientists from several Southeast U.S. universities, government agencies, industry and a consortium representing the commercial aviation industry.

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