South Dakota State University researchers and extension specialists are beginning the fourth year of planting carinata in test plots across the state. Pronounced “care-in-ata,” the Ethiopian mustard seed is being looked at as a renewable way to make diesel and jet fuel.
The timing is right for the crop to take off. Around the world, the aviation industry has set a goal of being carbon neutral by 2020, and making jet fuel with a blend of biofuel is a way to do it.
Read more in the Tri-State Neighbor: http://www.tristateneighbor.com/news/crop/researchers-tout-oilseed-s-potential-in-south-dakota/article_1dc57ac2-f81a-11e4-a0c3-2b9c23f7998e.html