Appalachian State University Students Receive Award for Developing Biofuel-Themed Food Solution

Kelsey Simon and Ali Moxley from Appalachian State University received the 2nd place in the International Food Solutions Challenge, held during the Global Food Solutions Conference on April 19-21 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Challenge was designed to raise awareness around issues stemming from food production and distribution aiming to make the food supply chain more carbon neutral.

The two students developed a process that converts used frying oil from corn chip production to biodiesel to fuel a chip company's transportation fleet. For their work, the students earned a $1,000 prize for Appalachian's Net Impact Club, a professional network that supports and promotes sustainable business practices.


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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