2009 Awards

Extraction and Refinement of Oils from Biodiesel Feedstocks - Appalachian State University

Funding recipient:  Appalachian State University, Watauga County

Award amount:  $129,133

The Biodiesel Research Program located at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC is dedicated to developing a multi-pronged approach to increasing the amount of liquid fuels sold in North Carolina by 10% by the year 2017.  In partnership with the Catawba County EcoComplex, the research team has developed a multi-pronged approach to providing state growers and producers of biodiesel with efficient processes that will make it an economically viable alternative to petroleum.  This interdisciplinary research collaboration focuses on educating growers about the benefit of planting biodiesel feedstocks and optimizing the processes for the refinement and extraction of oil from seeds.

Leveraged funds reported: $36,182
North Carolina counties benefiting from this project: Catawba and Watauga

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