Biodiesel Feedstock Development for the Southern Great Plains

The objective of this research project is to develop specialty canola cultivars adapted to winter with superior oil quality for production of a high quality feedstock to produce biodiesel. The first Superior Oil Quality (SOQ) F1 progeny were developed in the greenhouse in the fall of 2007. These F1 progeny were increased to the F2 generation in the greenhouse in the fall of 2008 and will be planted in the field in the fall of 2009. Due to limited space, the second set of SOQ F1 progeny will be increased in the greenhouse in the fall of 2009. Profiles thus far of all harvested populations have been favorable and show potential for genetic improvement of canola oil quality. The first SOQ backcrossing block also was planted in the greenhouse in October 2008. These crosses were harvested in early 2009. The third set of SOQ crosses are currently being evaluated for their fatty acid contents. Altogether, over 400 new breeding populations have been developed from the beginning of this project.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $63680.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    Kansas State University

    Manhattan, KS  United States  66506
  • Principal Investigators:

    Stamm, Mike

  • Start Date: 20070701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31325

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572236
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2015 1:01AM