[vc_row el_class=”slider”][vc_column][rev_slider alias=”primary”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_section css=”.vc_custom_1505617417167{padding-right: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;}”][vc_row css_animation=”none” el_id=”intro_row”][vc_column][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” el_id=”maincopy” css=”.vc_custom_1509592409035{margin-bottom: 100px !important;}”][vc_column_inner css=”.vc_custom_1505875318602{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Building a Resilient Global Bioeconomy Through a Regional Partnership.” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:3.5em|text_align:center|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp” el_id=”main_introtext”]Carinata (Ethiopian mustard), a nonfood oilseed brassica is a dedicated feedstock for renewable jet fuel, diesel and other bioproducts. In the southeastern United States carinata can be produced as a cool season crop covering millions of acres of winter fallow land. The meal from carinata seed can provide a high-protein feed source for livestock. These characteristics make carinata a promising cool season crop that provides agronomic, environmental and economic benefits to producers.[/vc_column_text][ult_content_box box_shadow=”horizontal:px|vertical:px|blur:px|spread:px|color:#f7f7f7|style:none|” hover_box_shadow=”horizontal:px|vertical:px|blur:px|spread:px|color:#f7f7f7|style:none|” el_class=”intro_text_slide”][single_tab tab_id=”c9255add-0ffc-2″][ultimate_carousel slide_to_scroll=”single” slides_on_desk=”1″ slides_on_tabs=”1″ slides_on_mob=”1″ speed=”1000″ autoplay=”off” el_class=”adv_car” next_icon=”ultsl-arrow-right6″ prev_icon=”ultsl-arrow-left6″ dots_icon=”ultsl-stop”][vc_column_text]

MISSION:

SPARC has a twofold mission of removing physical, environmental, economic and social constraints of regional Brassica carinata production as a renewable fuel, bioproducts and coproducts feedstock and ensuring stable markets for jet fuel and bioproducts through demonstration of enhanced value across the supply chain. We are aligned in our mission to USDA’s focus of delivering regionally-appropriate sustainable biomass feedstock for the production of alternative jet fuel in supply chain systems that may be linked to facilities in proximity to civilian or military aviation hubs.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

IMPACT:

A combination of cutting edge science and active stakeholder engagement will facilitate year round return on farm investment, infrastructure and workforce development in the region. These in turn will provide energy independence, economic diversification, enhanced ecosystem services and an energized rural economy in the region.[/vc_column_text][/ultimate_carousel][/single_tab][/ult_content_box][vc_separator color=”custom” border_width=”8″ el_width=”70″ accent_color=”#bada55″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” full_height=”yes” equal_height=”yes” css_animation=”none” bg_type=”bg_color” bg_override=”full” bg_color_value=”#4f4f4f” el_class=”gridsection” el_id=”my_particle” css=”.vc_custom_1509571236952{background-color: #4f4f4f !important;}”][vc_column css_animation=”slideInUp” css=”.vc_custom_1507907337432{padding-top: 50px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”SPARC Workstreams ” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:3.5em|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” el_id=”grid_cust_head”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1505843946762{margin-bottom: 150px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}” el_id=”essGridHome”][ess_grid alias=”homegrid”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_section full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1509592930852{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_row css_animation=”fadeInUp”][vc_column width=”1/2″ el_id=”sparcnews”][vc_column_text]

SPARC News

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”green” align=”align_left” border_width=”8″ el_width=”30″ css=”.vc_custom_1506662482434{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][ultimate_carousel slides_on_desk=”1″ slides_on_tabs=”1″ slides_on_mob=”1″ autoplay=”off” el_class=”link_slide” arrow_size=”14″ css_ad_caraousel=”.vc_custom_1509566176165{padding-left: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Canadian Bio Fuel Company Announces Significant Collaboration with University of Florida

ARA partners with the University of Florida to commercialize sustainable fuels and co-products from carina[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]USDA NIFA Awards Grants Supporting the Development of AJF

UF professors to lead $15 million grant project to turn seed into jet fuel

UF receives $15 million grant to turn seed into jet fuel
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Research on Jet Fuel Cover Crop Ready for Takeoff

Carinata Seed Has Future as Jet Fuel – $15Mln Grant to Push Forward

University of Florida professors David Wright to lead $15 million grant project to turn seed into jet fuel[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal icon_type=”selector” icon=”Defaults-envelope-o” modal_title=”Sign up for the SPARC Plug quarterly newsletter” modal_on=”onload” onload_delay=”9″ modal_style=”overlay-fade” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ content_bg_color=”#e5e5e5″ header_bg_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.89)” modal_border_style=”solid” modal_border_width=”1″ modal_border_color=”#636363″ modal_border_radius=”0″ el_class=”home_modal” img_size=”60″ close_icon_position=”popup-edge-top-right” header_text_color=”#ffffff” content_text_color=”#ffffff” header_font_size=”desktop:18px;” content_font_size=”desktop:18px;”][form id=”890″][/ultimate_modal][/ultimate_carousel][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][ess_grid alias=”newsblog”][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section]