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

http://www.news.appstate.edu/2017/05/08/corn-chips-to-biodiesel/

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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