Alabama governor awards Auburn University grant to study carinata viability

April 15, 2019 |

In Alabama, a $39,757 grant awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey will enable Auburn University to determine if an oilseed crop can be successfully grown and marketed in Alabama as a biofuel and become another cash crop for the state’s farmers.

The study will determine not only if carinata can be successfully grown in the state, but if farmers are willing to grow it and if there is a suitable market for the product. Also to be considered is if there is available transportation and processing facilities.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the program from funds made available to the state from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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