25 September 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced six awards totaling $21.6 million through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) to support the development of alternative jet fuel (AJF), biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources. The grants of more than $7 million each to the University of Arizona for fuels from guayule and the University of Florida for oilseed fuel pathways will result in regional AJF supply chain development and have significant implications for sustainable fuel availability nationally.
CAAFI will participate as an advisor for both projects and leads the supply chain development effort as a member of the University of Florida team.
CAAFI will host a webinar to introduce these two projects in the near future – stay tuned! Until then you can read the announcement here and learn more about the projects here.