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Biodiesel research supported with $1M in funding


Edmonton, AB – $1 million in funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is supporting the Sustainable Cropping System Platforms for Biodiesel Feedstock Quantity and Quality (SBQQ) research network.

To find out the most effective ways to increase canola production, the Sustainable Cropping System Platforms for Biodiesel Feedstock Quantity and Quality (SBQQ) research network will carry out a series of experiments conducted across the major soil zones and ecoregions of Western Canada.

“The Alberta Canola Producers’ Commission is looking forward to the outcome of this initiative, which should lead to increased profitability for canola farmers and beneficial spin-offs for the entire industry,” said Kevin Auch, chair of the Alberta Canola Producers’ Commission (ACPC), the lead organization for SBQQ.

Other participants include the University of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan, the Alberta Biodiesel Association, Olds College, and the Canola Council of Canada.