Tri-State Neighbor: Researchers tout oilseed’s potential in South Dakota

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.

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