Michigan State University Partners With Wayne County Airport Authority to Harvest and Process Alternative Fuel Feedstocks on Airport Property
Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA), operator of Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Willow Run Airport (YIP), has partnered with Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Office to grow, harvest and process bioenergy crops on airport-owned property.
This strategic initiative—the first of its kind in the Midwest— represents WCAA’s commitment to sustainable aviation in part through the promotion and development of aviation biofuels.
“How does aviation protect itself in the future against the depletion of fossil fuels and the uncertainty of foreign sources of energy?” asks WCAA Interim CEO Genelle M. Allen.
“Part of the answer may be to grow it.”
The AgriEnergy Technology Demonstration project is supported by a $476,000 grant awarded by the Michigan Energy Office of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2011-06-29 09:26