Rippling submits grant to USDA/AFRA
Dr. David Ripplinger, Assistant Professor in Agribusiness and Applied Economics, has submitted a grant proposal in the amount of $491,368 to USDA/AFRI. Dr. Ripplinger is Co-PI with Dilpreet S. Bajwa, Mechanical Engineering and Igathi Cannayen, Ag Engineering and Biosystems department. The title is: “Economic Development in Upper Plain Region of Mid-Western United States through Integrating Bio-feedstock with Bio-processing Technologies”. Biomass is typically a feedstock or input product not a finished or end use product. The biomass feedstock can be used to produce renewable energy, wood products as well as a wide range of biochemical and biomaterials that replace current petroleum analogs.